03/28/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rep. Rangel Raises Staggering $5 Million

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has raised a staggering $5 million since becoming chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, more than any other House member including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).

The 77-year-old legislator has transferred more than $1.1 million to Democrats, including $435,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), according to CQ MoneyLine, which tracks political fundraising.

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