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I found this really interesting graph at sunlightfoundation.com.

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I would like to do one of my own, just with a few style tweaks and updated for 2018, or at least 2017. I checked the source's website, but found no raw data there. Perhaps by "source" they meant they were the ones who put the graph together? I would imagine they must have got their numbers from somewhere.

Question: Is there an open resource for lobbying expenditures? I presume I could then narrow the selection down by topic. I am basically only interested in Net Neutrality lobbying data at the moment.

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Apparently they used data from OpenSecrets. Access to their data is available at https://www.opensecrets.org/open-data.

Mentions of net neutrality in lobbying reports, 2005-2013; Sunlight Foundation using OpenSecrets.org data

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