What's the difference between Democratic and Republican congressmen? $55,000.
May 1, 2008 7:48 PM   Subscribe

Want to live it up at the U.S. party conventions and get access to Senators and Congressmen? USA Today has posted the campaign committee price lists:
Democratic Senate and Congress
Republican Senate and Congress

If you've got the dough, you may conveniently request a convention package online from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The National Republican Congressional Committee and the NRSC have other price lists on their sites, but it seems like the DSCC and DCCC sites keep theirs under wraps.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim (8 comments total)
That's only because rich people aren't allowed to run.
posted by pompomtom at 8:53 PM on May 1, 2008

But, how much do the senators and congresspeople charge for bar mitzvah and bridal shower appearances?
posted by amyms at 9:12 PM on May 1, 2008

Huh. In Canada you can join the Laurier Club (Liberal) or the Leader's Circle (Conservative) for a mere $1000/year. Or less. But then US elections are extremely expensive.
posted by russilwvong at 9:54 PM on May 1, 2008

"House Democrats are offering a "premier package" at the Aug. 25-28 Denver convention that includes a ticket to a party honoring Speaker Nancy Pelosi."

In other words, the champagne room featuring Nancy Pelosi.
posted by clearly at 2:38 AM on May 2, 2008

It's nice that they give us a price list for how much it costs to purchase access. I wonder if there's a separate one for purchasing influence.
posted by sciurus at 5:20 AM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]

Giving America back to the people.

When they're done with it.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:01 AM on May 2, 2008

I'd like to see the breakdown for hookers, liquor, video and shaving supplies, etc...
posted by Dizzy at 6:02 AM on May 2, 2008

Wow, the King article is very informative, russilwvong. I too, get caught up in the "More! Better! Democracy thinking. Stop Lobbyists! Streamline the system!

I had never thought about *extending* the representatives stay in office as a means of undermining the lobbyist's powers.

posted by zach4000 at 11:22 AM on May 2, 2008

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