Washington Examiner: “Nancy Pelosi tops all others in fundraising; $52 million for Democrats”

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has blown away all competitors in the race to be the top congressional fundraiser, pulling down more than $52 million for Democratic candidates in 2012, or more than $120,000 for every congressional district, not including her own, according to a new investigative report.

In so-called “dues” and other contributions required of most House members, she topped every lawmaker of either party, making a joke of her $800,000 requirement leveled by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

By comparison, Republican Speaker John Boehner met his $418,347 dues total for 2013, according to charts unearthed in the new book “Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets,” by Peter Schweizer of the Government Accountability Institute.”

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