Politics

06.25.13

Reporter Overhears Member of Congress ‘Dialing for Dollars,’ Tweets Conversations

The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza listened in on a freshman congressman’s fundraising calls and live-tweeted the best remarks. See what raising money really looks like.

The 2014 congressional campaign season is already well under way. The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza on Tuesday found himself lucky enough to be seated next to a member of Congress in a public place, listening in as the freshman Democrat dialed for dollars. Noting the "rare window into what these folks do all the time," but which voters rarely witness, he tweeted what he heard.

Not to let those tweets fade into the ether, The Washington Post's Ezra Klein collected them and re-created the conversation in a Storify. Check it out. (Note: Lizza has so far declined to reveal the congressman's name.)