17%: Number of the Day

But new research from Issue One and Campaign Legal Center reveals that Rep. Josh Gottheimer only spent 17% of his leadership PAC on political causes. All told, Gottheimer spent roughly $590,000 between January 2019 and December 2020, the period covered by the report. Gottheimer isn’t alone. Issue One reports that 120 members of Congress spent less than 50% of their leadership PACs on politics — roughly one in five U.S. representatives. What’s more, 43 members of Congress spent less than 25% on politics during the two-year period. 

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