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Quarter Billion+ Spent on Defense Lobbying

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Defense firms spent $277 million lobbying the federal government over the past five and a half years, according to Washington Technology. In 2003, the most recent year with complete figures, firms spent $44 million on lobbying. Northrop Grumman led the pack, spending $93 million. Lockheed Martin came in a close second with about $89 million, and Raytheon came in a distant third, spending about $31 million. The population of defense lobbyists grew to 1,615 in 2003, equal to the population of Howard City, MI, Bridgeport, NE or Rome City IN.

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