Who gets the most from lobbyists?

Who gets the most money from lobbyists this election cycle? You’ll notice that the list, created by OpenSecrets, is headed by three Democratic senators whose shelf-life may be running out.

  • Candidate                       Race                Total
  • <li>Harry Reid (D-Nev.)          NVS2                $998,054

  • Patty Murray (D-Wash.)  WAS2               $665,950
  • Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.)  ARS2               $494,701
  • Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)    ALS2                 $467,991
  • Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) NYS2               $363,938
  • Richard Burr (R-N.C.)          NCS2               $352,693
  • Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)      IAS1               $348,150

Patty Murray’s high rank is particularly interesting — she has been slammed recently for all of the successful access-trading her former staffers do once they become lobbyists.

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