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Earmark Kings '09

March 2, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Taxpayers For Common Sense has released their database of all the earmarks in the FY 2009 Omnibus appropriations bill. They have tabulated all the Senate earmark recipients, and they’ll be doing the House soon. Here are the top ten winners of earmark money in the omnibus:

1. Sen. Robert Byrd [D, WV] – $122,804,900
2. Sen. Richard Shelby [R, AL] – $114,484,250
3. Sen. Christopher Bond [R, MO] – $85,691,491
4. Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D, CA] $76,899,425
5. Sen. Thad Cochran [R, MS] – $75,908,475
6. Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK] – $74,000,750
7. Sen. Thomas Harkin [D, IA] – $66,860,000
8. Sen. James Inhofe [R, OK] – $53,133,500
9. Sen. Mitch McConnell [R, KY] – $51,186,000
10. Sen. Daniel Inouye [D, HI] – $46,380,205

(h/t Glenn Thrush)

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