GE, Exxon, wear lobbying crowns for 2009 

General Electric spent more money than any other company on lobbying in last year's fourth quarter.

GE spent $6.84 million in October, November, and December, or $114,000 every day Congress was in session.

Second place for the quarter, and first place for the year, goes to Exxon Mobil.

Here are the top companies in lobbying expenditures for 2009:

Company Amount
1 Exxon Mobil $27,430,000
2 General Electric $26,609,000
3 Pfizer $21,930,000
4 Chevron $20,815,000
5 Blue Cross/Blue Shield $18,867,065

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