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The Bankrollers: Lobbyists' Payments to the Lawmakers They Court

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Publication Date: May 2006

Publisher(s): Public Citizen, inc.

Author(s): Tom Scherer; Craig Holman; Lara Chausow; Taylor Lincoln

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: donor; lobbying; lobbyist; campaign

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Lobbyists and their political action committees (PACs) have contributed at least $103.1 million to members of Congress since 1998, according to this report released by Public Citizen. This is the first comprehensive effort to match names of lobbyists with Federal Election Commission campaign contribution data.