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Who's buying whom in Congress?



A Washington, D.C., group that researches money in politics has created lists of what organizations spend what on whom, congressionally speaking.

MapLight also has put its research on a map that allows you go see that information with a few clicks of your mouse or computer pad.

The top 5 contributors for Washington are EMILY's List, Microsoft, Boeing, University of Washington and Weyerhaeuser Company.

Top 5 for Idaho are Amgen, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Crystal Sugar, National Automobile Dealers Association, and JP Morgan Chase.

Click on the map above to find more fun facts.

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden is the Olympia bureau chief, covering the Legislature and state government. He also is a political columnist and blogger for Spin Control.

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