Does $15.9M Make Friends and Influence People?

Virginian lobbyist reports $15.9 million has been spent in Virginia for the governor’s race alone, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Spending includes expensive steak dinners, hunting trips, vacations and sports tickets, all in the name of making friends and influencing people.

The disclosure laws in Virginia make it difficult to track down exactly who received some of this sum, but we’d put our money on the budget appropriations committee. The Times-Dispatch reports similarly.

Check out this piece from the Richmond Times-Dispatch for a sampling of spenders.

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