WNYC's Brian Lehrer is hosting the Super Bowl Blitz this morning on his show. Got a few minutes? Tune in, make a call, and report in to him on the experience.
The effort, which launched Tuesday, aims to find out which members of Congress are attending this year's Super Bowl and how they got their tickets. We know the NFL sets aside a large number of tickets for public officials and corporations to buy at face value. And those tickets can be used to give congressmen perks. We’re trying to find out — with the help of our readers — which members of Congress are going, and then our reporters will start following the money trail.