Number of Lobbyists in Washington in 2009

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How many lobbyists were there in Washington in 2009?


According to the Lobbying Database, set up by the Center for Responsive Politics, in 2009 there were 13,754 lobbyists in Washington ‘“ 491 less than in 2008. Although the number of lobbyists was smaller in 2009, the amount of money spent that year was higher than in 2008: $3.49 billion against $3.30 billion. The top spender in 2009 was the US Chamber of Commerce, with $144,496,000 spent.

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