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, according to a number of reports. And that has many hedge fund managers stepping up their political contributions, hiring lobbyists and, in some cases, forming their own political action committees, according to The Economic Times.

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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