The Stimulus Package as Fund-Raising Stimulus

I wrote yesterday (with Jason Horowitz) about how the federal stimulus package is providing an opportunity for local elected officials to scramble to get funding for projects close to their heart. The stimulus also, apparently, is an opportunity for fund-raising.

Here’s a fund-raiser invitation from Representative Mike McMahon that was sent to construction industry executives promising a discussion on “the impact of the Economic Stimulus Package on New York City’s Infrastructure Agenda.”

McMahon, the invitation notes, is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The Stimulus Package as Fund-Raising Stimulus