American Banker Slideshow on Financial Institution Spending on Lobbying

Here.  The lead: "Many of the nation's largest financial institutions lowered their spending on lobbying the federal government in 2012, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics."

Still, as the slideshow makes clears, many of the largest financial institutions individually spent millions on lobbying last year.  I wonder if all the consumer organizations put together spent as much as, for example, Wells Fargo's $5.3 million.  And that was in a down year. 

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