Jim Moran: The $15 Million Congressman

Michael Lee Pope of The Connection Newspapers gives some insight on Jim Moran’s prolific fundraising during his tenure in Congress.


Jim Moran: The $15 Million Congressman

During his years in Congress, Moran raised and spent about $1 million each campaign cycle.

By Michael Lee Pope

Thursday, January 30, 2014

One of the first things that happened after U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8) announced he would not be running for reelection this year was that he cancelled a fundraising event. The fundraiser, scheduled for Jan. 24 at the Art and Soul Restaurant on Capitol Hill. Ostensibly it was to raise money for his reelection campaign, a lunch with suggested contributions ranging from $500 to $2,500. But after the congressman announced he would not be seeking a 13th term in the House of Representatives, the event was canceled.