04/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Federal Lobbyists Made 2009 A 'Year Of Riches'

The economy stunk. Corporations slashed jobs. And some firms, once juggernauts of American industry, simply ceased to exist.

But for federal lobbyists, 2009 proved to be a year of riches unlike any other, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis indicates.

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