Key findings from our investigation

Key findings:

  • Marco Rubio has benefited more from lobbyists than any other Republican still in the presidential race.
  • Federal lobbyists raised nearly $1.2 million for Marco Rubio's campaign last year — more than any other GOP White House hopeful.
  • Lobbyists personally donated more than $294,000 to Rubio's campaign last year — more than any other Republican except Jeb Bush.
  • Lobbyists acting as fundraisers collected campaign cash for Rubio, Bush and Chris Christie last year. Not so much for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.