It Takes an Outsider to Be an Insider

ALL LEGISLATORS BENEFIT, to some extent, from out-of-state campaign contributions.  Some, however, practically rely on them.  OpenSecrets lists 66 legislators as “anomalies” in this respect: they get more than half of their support from beyond their state’s (or “territory’s” in the case of Congressman Faleomavaega) borders.  According to this metric, here are the ten most anomalistic* members of Congress:

Out of state funding

SOURCE: Anomaly Tracker

*adj. – of or pertaining to a member of Congress who derives more than four fifths of his/her war chest from out-of-state donors.


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