By Christina Wilkie - 09/14/10 10:00 AM EDT
Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis GutierrezOvernight Finance: GOP makes its case for impeaching IRS chief | Clinton hits Trump over housing crash remarks | Ryan's big Puerto Rico win Dems to Obama: 'Stop the deportations' Ten public policy issues that divide Trump and Ryan MORE (D-Ill.) appears to be having a little trouble deciding whether to pay his dues to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
Gutierrez is known at the DCCC for not paying his dues, which help politically vulnerable Democrats retain their seats.
“I am going to [pay my dues] this time,” he said, “because I saw a little more twinkle and brightness in the Speaker’s eyes when she [was talking about immigration reform.]”
But according to an Aug. 24 DCCC dues document obtained by The Hill, Gutierrez has yet to pay a dime of his $250,000 dues — even though he has more than $500,000 cash on hand.
Gutierrez, a Financial Services subcommittee chairman, is contemplating running for mayor of Chicago.
The congressman’s office did not reply to a request for comment.