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We here at FDC are done with this whole “run FamousDC for fun” thing. We’ve decided to run for Congress.

You see, we always thought being a Member of Congress involved never ending fund raising, weekly air travel in coach and lots of kissing babies. Instead it looks like you get a free trip to the Caribbean every year just for wearing that ole Congressional pin.

Please take a minute to donate a few dollars to the FamousDC Congressional Exploratory Committee.

Susan Crabtree: Trips to Caribbean appear to have broken House rules

For at least five of the last six years, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) and several other members of the Congressional Black Caucus have spent a few days each fall at a different luxurious Caribbean island resort.

This year’s trip took place Nov. 6 to 9, the weekend after the election, on the sun-swept 10-acre Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St. Martin. The ethics committee approved the Caribbean trip, as it has done for several years, but new information uncovered about its corporate funding raises questions about whether the trip violates a two-year-old ethics rule passed after Democrats regained the House.