A select group of 190 House members stockpiled $39.2 million in campaign money that can be converted to their personal use under a loophole in election laws, a non-profit group says.

Public Citizen's Congress Watch noted Tuesday that the select group is covered by a special provision in federal law permitting those who were serving in the House on Jan. 8, 1980, to keep any remaining campaign funds.Public Citizen is a research, lobbying and litigation group founded by consumer advocate Ralph Nader in 1971.