All life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other.
You can offer money even if you don't have any senator.
The purpose here is not really to bribe senators (since they already work for you), but to use your wealth to gain power. With the senators, you use your connections, to gain power...
OK, thanks. We thought you needed your Senator to bribe other Senators.