The 10 Representatives Who Spent the Most Taxpayer Money on Franking
One perk to being a member of Congress is the franking privilege--the prerogative to send mail to constituents on the taxpayer dime. Some critics of this privilege claim that it gives members the advantage of free publicity in election years. Proponents say that it is a valuable form of constituent outreach. Here are the 10 members of the 111th Congress who spent the most on franking mass mailings in 2010.