Congresswoman marries billionaire

By Laurie Bennett

June 20, 2011 at 11:16am

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine married billionaire hedge funder Donald Sussman Saturday.

Pingree, 56, was elected to Congress in 2008, after serving as majority leader of the Maine Senate.

Chellie Pingree
Chellie Pingree

She ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 2002, and also served as president and CEO of Common Cause.

Sussman, founder of Paloma Funds, is a big political contributor, including to the campaigns of his wife.

Sussman was previously married to Laurie Tisch, a member of the family that owns the New York Giants. Tisch’s father, Preston Tisch, was U.S. postmaster general and chairman of Loews Corporation.

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