10. Locust Street Group
Locust Street Group is a Washington, D.C.-based “grassroots” advocacy firm that specializes in “boots on the ground” organizing and social media campaigns. “DC may have K Street with tons of lobbyists,” the firm’s slogan says, “but small towns all over America have a Locust Street.” At the height of the national debate over health care reform in 2009, America’s Health Insurance Plans paid Locust Street Group $15.5 million for advocacy services, representing the firm’s largest single trade group contract during the five-year period reviewed by the Center.
- America's Health Insurance Plans: $22,884,189
- U.S. Travel Association: $746,640