The topic of this episode is “How do legislators raise money to run for Congress?”

My guest is Weston Wamp, who is the Founder at https://www.millennialdebt.org/ (Millennial Debt Foundation) and a Senior Political Strategist at https://www.issueone.org/ (Issue One). He hails from Tennessee, and ran for Congress in 2014. If his last name is familiar to you, that is because he is the son of former member of the House Zach Wamp, a Republican who represented Tennessee's 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 2011. Weston, like his father, knows a thing or two about how fundraising has come to be a major part of getting to Congress and staying there. And I should add that he is the host of the program, https://www.swampstories.org/ (“Swamp Stories,”) which has examined the effects of fundraising on Congress.

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