POLITICS
12/05/2010 05:44 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tea Party Fail: Newly-Elected Congressmen Go From Bashing Washington To Reaping K St. Cash

Dozens of freshmen lawmakers have held receptions at Capitol Hill bistros and corporate townhouses in recent weeks, taking money from K Street lobbyists and other powerbrokers within days of their victories. Newly elected House members have raised at least $2 million since the election, according to preliminary Federal Election Commission records filed last week, and many more contributions have yet to be tallied.

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