In two days, the average U.S. senator raises enough money to equal the poverty level for a family of four.
That statistic is contained in a new breakdown by MapLight, which analyzes the influence of money in politics.
House members, it said, raised about $2,315 a day. Senate members raised $14,351 every day during the last election cycle.
Faced with light opposition, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised “only” about $10,000 a day.
Elizabeth Warren, who won the Massachusetts Senate seat, raised more per day (including Sundays/holidays) than any other winning candidate: $58,227.88 per day.
Who’s #2? Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who raised the daily equivalent of $35,472.22.
Last on the list was Rep. Eni Faleomavaega, who needed $151 a day to win his 13th term representing American Samoa.