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In a new report
, the Center for Responsive Politics spotlights members of Congress whose campaigns are funded by out-of-state donors. Sen. Max Baucus, for instance, has taken more than 100 campaign contributions of more than $200 this year and not a single one of them has come from a resident of his state of Montana.
On the other end of the spectrum, only Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) stands out. Alexander, who was reelected last fall, raised $27,000 from individual donors during the first six months of 2009, with fully 100 percent of those contributions coming from residents of Tennessee.
Weird things happen when a politician isn't likely to run for reelection again.