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Big guns spent $709 mil lobbying Congress in 2013 [The Hill]

The big guns of the lobbying world spent $709.9 million trying to influence Washington last year, a slight drop from 2012, records show.

Data from the Center for Responsive Politics shows nearly a quarter of the $3.21 billion that was spent lobbying Congress and the administration last year came from an elite group of 50 trade associations, companies and a nonprofit founded by George Soros.

Read more at The Hill.

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