Go Inside the Depressing World of Political Fundraising with John Oliver

Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver breaks down the world of congressional fundraising and just how much lawmakers are forced to “pay their dues” to their party in order to keep their jobs. To get some behind-the-scenes insight, Oliver talks with US Representative Steve Israel, a Long Island congressman who’s leaving his job because he’s tired of devoting so much time to fundraising. “Washington is like Rod Stewart’s haircut,” Oliver explains. “Party in the front, party in the back, frankly too much party, and no business anywhere to be found.”

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