Especially now that the news has leaked that hedge fund managers are raking in incredible salaries—some making more than $1 billion a year—Congress is undoubtedly going to be taking a serious look at increasing regulation of hedge funds, The Economic Times reports. And that’s got many hedge fund managers stepping up their political contributions, hiring lobbyists and, in some cases, forming their own political action committees.

In 2000, hedge fund executives donated $576,000 to candidates, according to the Centre for Responsive Politics. In 2004, that jumped to $2.3 million, and in 2006, $6 million.

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