After sorting through January’s Public Disclosure Commission filings of earnings and expenses for lobbyists, I started wondering how this year added up.
Yes, it’s a lot of money. But how much? Well, Doug Ellis from the PDC helped me answer that by sending me the amount, over the last five Januaries, made and spent by lobbyists in Washington.
The figures represent the amount lobbyists are paid, plus what they spend on things like gas, lodging, entertainment and contributions.
Without further delay: