Dialing For Dollars: Democratic Rep. Asks Lobbyist For Campaign Cash In Voicemail

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton has been caught on tape asking a lobbyist for a campaign contribution and reminding the lobbyist of her position on an important committee that affects the lobbyist's "sector." "I'm simply candidly calling to ask for a contribution," says Rep. Norton, a Democrat from the District of Columbia, on the tape. "As the senior member of the, um, committee and a sub-committee chair, we have (chuckles) obligations to raise, uh, funds." Norton's office does not deny...Full Story
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