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The Odd Jobs of Members of Congress -- PICTURES


Before she moved to North Carolina, Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., was a nurse in the surgical intensive care unit at Beaumont Hospital in the Detroit area.(PHOTO: Courtesy Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute)

Before they were elected, members of Congress held their fair share of odd jobs. Here is a look at some of the more interesting ways prominent officeholders earned paychecks before they came to Washington. Text provided by The Almanac of American Politics.

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