The best government money can buy.

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The Best Government Money Can Buy Industry $1.50 billion contributions to all U.S. federal and state candidates, 1998 Contributions to all $2.69 billion candidates, 2008 (a presidential election year) Total spent to lobby $1.44 billion the U.S. Congress and federal agencies, 1998 Total, 2008 $3.30 billion Spending on lobbying $92 million by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (ranked first among individual organizations or corporations), 2008 By ExxonMobil $29 million (second) By AARP (formerly $28 million American Association of Retired Persons) (third) By PG&E Corporation $27 million (California utility) (fourth) By Northrop Grumman $21 million (fifth) Spending by the $487 million health sector (first among all sectors)...

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