today’s headlines read: The government is a “cancer” and we must fight it to save our country and our children from it article Today’s news in scienceRead moreThe new report by the Center for Media and Democracy, a nonpartisan nonprofit that tracks money in politics, also shows that the government has spent about $5.2 billion on lobbyists and other campaign staff since 2011.
This year, it spent $8.4 billion.
In addition, the report shows that $2.2 million has been spent by the Obama administration on a lobbying firm.
That figure includes about $1.2 on one by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and his law firm, which is headed by the former chief of staff for Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D.C. The other $1 million is from the House.
The report does not include money spent by political action committees, which have been subject to campaign finance restrictions under a 2010 law passed by the House of Representatives.
The Center for Justice report, however, includes data on all of the money spent in federal elections.
Its authors did not identify the political parties or their top lobbyists.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its Republican counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee, spent $4.9 million and $1,826,000 respectively, the Center’s report said.
That was almost $2 million less than the $5 billion spent by all of President Donald Trump’s top campaign contributors, according to OpenSecrets.org, a website that tracks spending in Congress.
The top five Republican donors were: Trump; Trump Organization; Trump International; the real estate developer and reality TV star; and the Republican National Committee.
Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was a top bundler for the RNC.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee spent $2,077,846, according the Center.
The Republican National Party spent $1.,812,743, according OpenSecres.org.
The Senate Majority PAC, which spent more than $1 billion, had $1-billion in donations from its top 10 donors, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reported.
The House Majority PAC had $3.1 billion in contributions from its largest donor, Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, and $634,000 from the Trump Organization, according that organization’s data.
The RNC, by contrast, had nearly $1 in donations by Trump’s campaign donors and the Trump-aligned super PAC American Crossroads, which raised more than a quarter of the $1 spent by GOP House candidates.