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For Freshmen in the House, Seats of Plenty


'It is almost like investing in a first-round draft pick for the N.B.A. or N.F.L. There is potential there. So we make an investment, and we are hopeful that investment produces a return.'

A  financial industry lobbyist, 'who asked
not to be named because client matters
are supposed to be confidential,' saying
his political action committee was sizing
up all of the Houise of Representatives
Financial Services Committee freshmen