dialing for dollars

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Welcome to Congress...Now Raise Money!

Dear Class of 2012,

Congratulations on your election to Congress, freshman class of 2012! Now it's time to get to work. Policy meetings? Haha, no. Constituent outreach? Not so fast. Find your way around the Capitol grounds? Don't be silly, there's only one place you need to know how to get to: your fundraising call center.

The Pressure of Fundraising

Politico spoke to a dozen freshman congressmen about the pressures of fundraising and found that nearly all lament the arduous process.

"They described days packed with research about potential donors, trips down the block to the boiler-room-style call centers operated by the campaign committees and hours of mind-numbing calls dialed from cramped cubicles.