Who’s hiring lobbyists to deal with S.C. Legislature?

July 27, 2013 

Isaac Jones of Hillsborough, N.C. checks his truck before dumping waste at the Orange County Solid Waste Management Facility in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

CAROLYN VAN HOUTEN — Carolyn Van Houten

Almost 500 companies or groups employed lobbyists to cajole S.C. legislators in the first half of the year. (Lobbying groups that may be of particular interest – utilities, state agencies, universities or Midlands-based groups – are in bold type.) A look at who paid for lobbying, and how much: how and how much they paid for lobbying:

Spending more than $100,000

1. AT&T (telecommunications) – $185,658

2. S.C. Hospital Association (health care; Medicaid expansion) – $147,464

3. Waste Management of S.C. (garbage) – $109,250

4. Duke Energy Carolinas (utility) – $103,932

Spending $50,000-$100,000

5. Municipal Association of S.C. – $99,734.15

6. S.C. Chamber of Commerce (many, including road, bridge repairs) – $87,659.73

7. S.C. Medical Association (health care) – $82,437.38

8. Altria Client Services and affiliates (cigarettes) – $81,410.30

9. City of North Myrtle Beach – $80,000

10. SCANA Corp. (utility) – $76,928

11. S.C. Association of Counties – $75,559.29

12. S.C. Farm Bureau Federation – $71,834

13. Belron U.S., formerly Safelite Group (insurance) – $70,500

14. S.C. Health Care Association – $66,572.24

15. S.C. Poultry Federation – $66,321.72

16. S.C. Bankers Association – $66,125.01

17. Norfolk Southern Corp. (railroad) – $65,000

18. Evidence-Based Associates – $64,131.26

19. BlueCross BlueShield of S. C. (health insurance care) – $63,200

20. HCA North Florida Division (health care) – $61,312

21 (tied). State Farm Insurance Cos. – $60,000

21 (tied). TIAA-CREF (retirement) – $60,000

23. Medical University Hospital Authority (MUSC) – $56,749.72

24. Consumer Lending Alliance – $56,000

25. S.C. Retail Association – $55,770.85

26. S.C. Association for Justice – $54,057.20

27. S.C. School Boards Association – $52,898

28. Republic Services of S.C. (garbage) – $52,500

29. S.C. Forestry Association – $51,912.44

30. Electric Cooperatives of S.C. (utility) – $51,460.34

31. City of Myrtle Beach – $50,000

Spending $25,000-$49,000

32. South Carolinians for Responsible Government (K-12 private school tax credits) – $49,000

33. S.C. Independent Colleges and Universities (private college grants) – $48,039.20

34. Injured Workers’ Advocates – $47,900

35. S.C. Credit Union League – $46,500

36. S.C. Petroleum Council – $44,625

37. Motion Picture Association (film incentives) – $43,817.42

38. ABC Stores of S.C. (liquor laws) – $42,000

39. StoneMor S.C. (cemetery regulations) – $41,836

40. University Medical Associates – $41,754.03

41. S.C. Cable Television Association – $39,166.65

42. The Boeing Co. (airplane maker; job incentives) – $39,057

43. S.C. Chiropractic Association – $38,466.69

44. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority (hospital; expansion) – $37,500

45. Piedmont Natural Gas Co. (utility) – $36,811.24

46. S.C. Automobile Dealers Association – $36,190

47. S.C. Educational Communications – $36,000

48. S.C. Manufacturers Alliance – $35,333.33

49 (tied). Community Association Institute Legislative Action Committee – $35,000

49 (tied). Spartanburg Charter School – $35,000

49 (tied). Spartanburg Regional Health Services District (health care) – $35,000

52. Santee Cooper (utility) – $34,414.66

53. Home Builders Association of S.C. – $34,333.31

54. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce – $34,261.40

55. Piedmont Municipal Power Agency – $33,779.85

56. TriCounty Technical College – $33,302

57. S.C. Society of Ophthalmology – $33,256.50

58. S.C. Association of Realtors – $33,193

59. Time Warner Cable (telecommunications) – $33,125

60. American Resort Development Association – $32,708

61. Greenville Chamber of Commerce – $32,500

62. S.C. Association of School Administrators – $32,445

63. Clemson University – $32,369.57

64. Grand Strand Business Alliance – $32,190

65. Community Health Systems Professional Services Corp. – $31,500

66. Select Health of S.C. – $31,330

67 (tied). Amazon.com (retailer; online sales taxes) – $30,000

67 (tied). K12 Inc. – $30,000

67 (tied). National Federation of Independent Business – $30,000

67 (tied). S.C. Entertainment Law Consortium – $30,000

67 (tied). S.C. Orthopaedic Association – $30,000

72. S.C. Beer Wholesalers Association – $29,700

73. American Heart Association – $29,440

74. S.C. Civil Justice Coalition – $29,400

75. The Citadel – $29,335.80

76. City of Greenville – $28,500

77. Behavioral Health Services of S.C. – $28,008

78. CSX Transportation (railway) – $27,901.25

79. University of South Carolina – $27,645.37

80. RAI Services Co. – $27,499.99

81. Palmetto Health (health care) – $26,773

82. Express Scripts Holding Co. (prescriptions) – $26,204.67

83. Allstate Insurance – $25,932.27

84. TitleMax – $25,812

85 (tied). Assisted Living Federation of America – $25,312

85 (tied). Fresenius Medical Care North America – $25,312

87. S.C. Emergency Medical Services Association – $25,200

Spending more than $20,000

88 (tied). Bank of America – $25,000

88 (tied). KapStone Charleston Kraft – $25,000

88 (tied). McLane Co. – $25,000

88 (tied). MeadWestvaco Corp. (paper company) – $25,000

88 (tied). S.C. Children’s Hospital Collaborative – $25,000

88 (tied). UHS of Delaware – $25,000

88 (tied). WellCare of S.C. (health care) – $25,000

95. S.C. Dental Association – $24,544.57

Spending $20,000-$24,999

96. LifeLock (anti-hacking security) – $24,498

97 (tied). General Motors – $24,000

97 (tied). Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America – $24,000

99. Greenville Technical College – $23,800

100. Absolute Total Care – $23,750

101. The Timken Co. – $23,750

102. S.C. Trucking Association (road, bridge repairs) – $23,578

103. Lexington Medical Center – $23,416

104. S.C. Pharmacy Association – $22,812

105. S.C. Cities Coalition – $22,500

106. Amgen – $22,252.45

107. Community Health Solutions of America – $22,208

108. S.C. Association of Certified Public Accountants – $21,882

109. S.C. Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians – $21,250

110. Enterprise Holdings – $21,208

111 (tied). Lorillard Tobacco Co. – $21,000

111 (tied). Welvista Inc. – $21,000

113. Connections Education – $20,942

114. S.C. State Museum Foundation – $20,812

115. S.C. Coastal Conservation League (environment) – $20,427.46

116 (tied). Automatic Data Processing, Totalsource – $20,312

116 (tied). S.C. Association of Cosmetology Schools – $20,312

118. Independent Consumer Finance – $20,208

119. S.C. Association of Veterinarians – $20,200

120. American Family Life Assurance Co. – $20,105.20

121 (tied). Michelin North America (manufacturer) – $20,000

122 (tied). Radian Asset Assurance – $20,000

122 (tied). Robert Bosch (manufacturer) – $20,000

122 (tied). Roper St. Francis Healthcare (hospital) – $20,000

122 (tied). S.C. Alliance of Health Plans – $20,000

122 (tied). S.C. Bingo Association – $20,000

122 (tied). Sisters of Charity Providence Hospital – $20,000

122 (tied). S.C. Children’s Coalition – $20,000

122 (tied). Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority (garbage) – $20,000

122 (tied). Timeshare Closing Services – $20,000

Spending $15,000-$19,999

122. The Nature Conservancy (environment) – $19,778.60

132. National Rifle Association of America (2nd Amendment) – $19,332.39

133. Cash America International – $19,208

134. S.C. Wind & Hail Underwriting Association (insurance) – $19,000

135. S.C. Association of Special Purpose Districts (utilities) – $18,994

136. S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center (low-income issues) – $18,783

137 (tied). City of Columbia – $18,750

137 (tied). Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. – $18,750

139. S.C. Beverage Association – $18,585

140 (tied). Corrections Corp. of America (prisons) – $18,500

140 (tied). New Morning Foundation (sex ed) – $18,500

142. Venice – $18,416

143. Palmetto State Teachers Association – $18,220

144. University Center of Greenville (public higher ed) – $18,129

145 (tied). Harris Corp. – $18,000

145 (tied). Kool Smiles – $18,000

147. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network – $17,966.50

148. Consumer Healthcare Products Association – $17,812

149. City of Walterboro – $17,708

150 (tied). Motorola – $17,500

150 (tied). New Carolina, S.C.’s Council on Competitiveness – $17,500

150 (tied). Sanofi Pasteur – $17,500

150 (tied). S.C. Academy of Physician Assistants – $17,500

154. Laurens Electric Cooperative – $17,364

155. Horry County Schools – $16,875

156. Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp. (funding for vaccines) – $16,604

157 (tied). Progressive Insurance – $16,500

157 (tied). S.C. Association of Tourism Regions – $16,500

157 (tied). S.C. AWWA-Water Utility Council – $16,500

160. The Town of Lexington – $16,312

161. Microsoft Corp. – $16,250

162. McLeod Regional Medical Center – $16,208

163. TTX Co. – $16,200

164. S.C. Society of Anesthesiologists – $16,062

165 (tied). S.C. Alliance to Fix Our Roads (road, bridge repairs) – $16,000

165 (tied). S.C. Primary Health Care Association – $16,000

167. Pfizer (drugs) – $15,958

168. S.C. Association of Nurse Anesthetists – $15,625

169. Consolidated Multiple Listing Service (real estate) – $15,319.60

170 (tied). Horry-Georgetown Technical College – $15,312

170 (tied). Keystone Substance Abuse Services – $15,312

172. MultiState Associates (financial services) – $15,232.86

173. S.C. Propane Gas Association – $15,208

174 (tied). Gilead Sciences – $15,104

174 (tied). Hewlett Packard Co. – $15,104

176. AMIkids Inc. – $15,100

177 (tied). Alzheimer’s Association, S.C. Chapter – $15,000

177 (tied). American Insurance Association – $15,000

177 (tied). America’s Health Insurance Plans – $15,000

177 (tied). Auto Data Direct – $15,000

177 (tied). Comcast – $15,000

177 (tied). EdisonLearning Inc. – $15,000

177 (tied). Greenville County $15,000

177 (tied). Little River Electric Cooperative – $15,000

177 (tied). Offender Management Services – $15,000

177 (tied). S.C. Area Association of Air Medical Services – $15,000

177 (tied). S.C. Optometric Association – $15,000

177 (tied). S.C. Society of Health-System Pharmacists – $15,000

177 (tied). Select Management Resources – $15,000

177 (tied). S.C. Bail Agents Association – $15,000

177 (tied). S.C. Stevedores Association (labor union) – $15,000

177 (tied). United Healthcare Services –. $15,000

177 (tied). Verizon Communications – $15,000

Spending $10,000-$14,999

194. Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas – $14,817.17

195. S.C. Fraternal Order of Police – $14,684

196. S.C. Petroleum Marketers Association – $14,484.35

197. National Guard Association of S.C. – $14,408.02

198. Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America – $14,375

199. JM Family Enterprises – $14,222

200 (tied). S.C. Employers Coalition – $14,000

200 (tied). S.C. State Firefighters Association – $14,000

202. Swisher International – $13,958

203. Winthrop University $13,650

204. Southern Wine & Spirits of S.C. – $13,500

205. S.C. Citizens for Life (anti-abortion) – $13,490

206. Frontier S.C. – $13,330

207 (tied). CIGNA Corp. – $13,000

207 (tied). Santee Cooper Counties Promotion Commission – $13,000

207 (tied). S.C. Counseling Association $13,000

207 (tied). S.C. Telephone Coalition – $13,000

211. S.C. Child Care Association – $12,978.64

212. S.C. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance – $12,834.60

213. S.C. Economic Developer’s Association – $12,708.68

214. MedImmune – $12,671.14

215. Allergan Inc. – $12,500

216. S.C. Speech-Language-Hearing Association – $12,499.98

217. CenturyLink – $12,497.16

218. Comporium – $12,312

219. Administrative Law Judge Division – $12,208

220. Horry County Solid Waste Authority $12,113

221. S.C. Press Association (The State is a member) – $12,010.90

222 (tied). Association of Public Library Administrators – $12,000

222 (tied). Gonzales Land & Timber – $12,000

222 (tied). Mylan Inc. – $12,000

222 (tied). S.C. Association of Technical College Commissioners – $12,000

226. Richland County – $11,500

227 (tied). IATSE Local 491, Studio Mechanics of the Carolinas and Savannah (labor union) – $11,250

227 (tied). Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. – $11,250

227 (tied). Outdoor Advertising Association of S.C. – $11,250

230. S.C. Association of Convenience Stores – $11,041.50

231 (tied). Ben Arnold-Sunbelt Beverage Co. of S.C. – $11,000

231 (tied). CVS Caremark Corp. – $11,000

231 (tied). S.C. Association of Developing Colleges – $11,000

231 (tied). S.C. Nursing Home Association – $11,000

235. S.C. Interior Design Coalition – $10,931.04

236. Conservation Voters of S.C. – $10,839.66

237. Francis Marion University – $10,733.90

238. Pace-O-Matic Inc. – $10,664

239 (tied). BMW Manufacturing Co. (carmaker) – $10,500

239 (tied). GlaxoSmithKline (drugs) – $10,500

239 (tied). S.C. Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors – $10,500

242. S.C. Staffing Association – $10,416.65

243 (tied) . Lancaster County Water and Sewer District – $10,312

243 (tied). Patriots Energy Group – $10,312

244 (tied). S.C. Education Association – $10,312

244 (tied). S.C. Rural Water Association – $10,312

247. Accenture – $10,208

248. Association of Community Pharmacists – $10,208

249. Beaufort County Council – $10,144.50

250. National Solid Wastes Management Association – $10,104

251. S.C. Department of Natural Resources – $10,050.62

Spending more than $7,500

252 (tied). American Council of Engineering Companies of S.C. – $10,000

252 (tied). Bayada Nurses – $10,000

252 (tied). Boiling Springs Fire District – $10,000

252 (tied). Bon Secours St. Francis Health System (hospital) – $10,000

252 (tied). Carolina Film Alliance – $10,000

252 (tied). Christ Church Episcopal School – $10,000

252 (tied). Cigar Association of America – $10,000

252 (tied). City of Anderson – $10,000

252 (tied). Digital Media Group – $10,000

252 (tied). Durham School Services (private K-12 school bus services) – $10,000

252 (tied). Education Management Corporation EDMC – $10,000

252 (tied). Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority – $10,000

252 (tied). Greenville Water System – $10,000

252 (tied). Intuition Solutions – $10,000

252 (tied). LogistiCare Inc. – $10,000

252 (tied). Medical Mutual of Ohio and Affiliates – $10,000

252 (tied). SAS Institute – $10,000

252 (tied). S.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – $10,000

252 (tied). S.C. Captive Insurance Association – $10,000

252 (tied). S.C. College of Emergency Physicians – $10,000

252 (tied). S.C. Mentor Network – $10,000

252 (tied). Studsvik – $10,000

252 (tied). University of Phoenix (for profit) – $10,000

252 (tied). Wade Hampton Fire & Sewer District – $10,000

Spending $5,000-$9,999

277. S.C. Recyclers Association – $9,999

278. Lowcountry Economic Alliance – $9,334.50

279. College of Charleston – $9,300.01

280. Leadingage S.C. – $9,117

281 (tied). Healthmaster Holdings – $9,000

281 (tied). March of Dimes, S.C. chapter – $9,000

281 (tied). Patient Services – $9,000

281 (tied). S.C. Home Care Association – $9,000

281 (tied). S.C. Vending Association – $9,000

281 (tied). Walgreen Co. – $9,000

287. Coastal Carolina University – $8,736.98

288. Genentech – $8,690.25

289. S.C. Animal Legislative Coalition – $8,645.30

290 (tied) . Florence-Darlington Technical College – $8,335

290 (tied). Publix Super Markets – $8,335

292. United Services Automobile Association – $8,333.32

293 (tied). North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce – $8,312

293 (tied). Palmetto Association of Children and Families – $8,312

295. S.C. Defense Trial Attorney’s Association – $8,208

296 (tied). Cisco Systems – $8,000

296 (tied). City of Sumter – $8,000

298. S.C. Alarm Association $7,999.98

299. Aurora Technology – $7,998

300. Carolinas AGC (contractors) – $7,934.17

301. Nucor Corp. – $7,894.63

302. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards – $7,812

303. Johnson & Johnson – $7,604

304. Epworth Children’s Home – $7,500

305. Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center – $7,500

306. Institute for Child Success – $7,500

307. LifePoint – $7,500

308. MedQuest Associates – $7,500

309. MillerCoors – $7,500

310. Save the Children – $7,500

311. S.C. BIO – $7,500

312. School Nutrition Association of S.C. – $7,500

313. S.C. Collectors Association – $7,312

314. National Association of Mutual Insurance Co. – $7,225.40

315. International Paper Co. – $7,165.50

316. American Institute of Architects-S.C. – $7,105

317. S.C. Center for Fathers and Families – $7,104

318. S.C. AFL-CIO (labor unions) – $7,042.80

319. Darlington Raceway of S.C. (NASCAR; tourism incentive) – $7,000

320. Mining Association of S.C. – $7,000

321. One Call Medical – $7,000

322. Pediatrix Medical Group – $7,000

323. S.C. Adult Day Coalition – $7,000

324. S.C. Asphalt Pavement Association – $6,875

325. National Football League – $6,837

326. Beaufort Board of Education – $6,774

327. Sprint (telecommunications) – $6,689.80

328. S.C. Interactive – $6,668

329. Eat Smart Move More, S.C. – $6,666.68

330. S.C. Academy of Audiology – $6,666.65

331. Disney Vacation Club – $6,600

332. Motorcoach Association of S.C. – $6,500

333. National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors-S.C. – $6,312

334. Nurse-Family Partnership – $6,278.28

335. S.C. Nursery & Landscape Association – $6,250

336. Anheuser-Busch Cos. – $6,249.99

337. T-Mobile USA (telecommunications) – $6,249.99

338. Wyndham Worldwide Operations (tourism) – $6,249.99

339. S.C. Wildlife Federation – $6,200.75

340. Sierra Club of S.C. (environment) – $6,197.90

341. Palmetto Paper & Specialties – $6,125

342. Presbyterian Communities of S.C. – $6,035

343. AARP S.C. – $6,000

344. Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers – $6,000

345. American Chemistry Council – $6,000

346. Coalition of Ignition Interlock Manufacturers – $6,000

347. General Electric Co. (manufacturer) – $6,000

348. Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce – $6,000

349. The GEO Group – $6,000

350. American Express – $5,958

351. S.C. Bar (law) – $5,792.50

352. Diageo North America (liquor) – $5,770

353. The Humane Society of the U.S. – $5,685.84

354. Continental Tire The Americas (manufacturer) – $5,635.90

355. Vigilant World Wide Communications – $5,600

356. Total Wine & More – $5,500

357. University of S.C.-Upstate – $5,500

358. ACLU of S.C. (civil liberties) – $5,378.63

359. Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation – $5,312

360. S.C. Apartment Association – $5,311.98

361. S.C. Self Storage Association – $5,208

362. Affordable Housing Coalition of S.C. – $5,200

363. Consumer Data Industry Association – $5,150

364. Planned Parenthood Health Systems – $5,150

365. ABC of the Carolinas – $5,104

366. S.C. Coroners Association – $5,100

367. ADP – $5,008

368. AAA Carolinas – $5,000

369. Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association – $5,000

370. Clinton Junior College – $5,000

371. EngenuityS.C. – $5,000

372. IBM – $5,000

373. S.C. Judicial Department – $5,000

374. Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas – $5,000

375. Palmetto Project – $5,000

376. S.C. Association of Council of Aging Directors – $5,000

377. S.C. Pawnbrokers Association – $5,000

378. S.C. Podiatric Medical Association – $5,000

379. S.C. Society of Professional Engineers – $5,000

380. The Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association – $5,000

Spending $2,500-$4,999

381. American International Group – $4,647

382. Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of S.C. – $4,539.73

383. S.C. In Home Care Provider Coalition – $4,500

384. S.C. Property & Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association – $4,500

385. National Kitchen and Bath Association – $4,482

386. S.C. Association of Public Charter Schools – $4,375

387. LRADAC – $4,270.65

388. MRR Southern – $4,208

389. S.C. American Physical Therapy Association – $4,166.67

390. American Council of Life Insurers – $4,000

391. S.C. Association of Residential Care Homes – $4,000

392. S.C. Society of Professional Land Surveyors – $4,000

393. Marlboro Electric Cooperative – $3,969.03

394. Manufactured Housing Institute of S.C. (mobile homes) – $3,803.63

395. S.C. CEBA – $3,750

396. Midlands Technical College Foundation $3,708

397. Consumer Electronics Association $3,705.16

398. Berkeley Electric Cooperative – $3,633.38

399. Healthcare Distribution Management Association – $3,515.13

400. Newberry Electric Cooperative – $3,511.72

401. Delta Dental of Missouri – $3,500

402. Trident Technical College Foundation – $3,333.30

403. State Ports Authority – $3,201.25

404. S.C. Funeral Directors Association – $3,040

405. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. – $3,000

406. Community Care Properties – $3,000

407. Educational Testing Services – $3,000

408. S.C. Timber Producers Association – $2,913.38

409. Broad River Electric Cooperative $2,756.24

410. Aiken Electric Cooperative – $2,677

411. Infogroup – $2,500

412. Palmetto Taxicab Association – $2,500

413. Patriots Point Development Authority – $2,500

Spending $500-$2,499

414. Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities – $2,439.17

415. Kimberly-Clark Corp. – $2,389.83

416. S.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association – $2,250

417. Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals – $2,236.04

418. Bridgestone Americas (manufacturer) – $2,208

419. S.C. Nurses Association – $2,173.18

420. Carolinas Center for Hospice & End of Life Care – $2,083.32

421. ArcelorMittal USA LLC – $2,026.49

422. Farmers Group (insurance) – $2,023.76

423. All Caregivers – $2,000

424. GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission – $2,000

425. Google – $2,000

426. S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault – $2,000

427. Southern States Police Benevolent Association – $1,875

428. Fairfield Electric Cooperative – $1,844.70

429. Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co. – $1,692

430. S.C. Dairy Association – $1,650

431. VapingZone – $1,616.62

432. York Electric Cooperative – $1,604.16

433. National Kidney Foundation of S.C. – $1,603.78

434. AmeriCash Loans of S.C. – $1,550

435. Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative – $1,542.41

436. S.C. Autism Society – $1,500

437. Shelton Fireworks – $1,500

438. Edisto Electric Cooperative – $1,413.98

439. Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association of S.C. – $1,250

440. Eli Lilly and Co. – $1,183

441. S.C. Research Authority – $1,000

442. Tri-County Electric Cooperative – $971.04

443. StudentsFirst – $815.35

444. The S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce – $800

445. S.C. Cemetery Association – $781.26

446. ACLU of S.C. Foundation (civil liberties) – $752

447. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative – $748

448. U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform – $725

449. Black River Electric Cooperative – $682.84

450. Bayer HealthCare – $630

451. S.C. Medical Equipment Services Association – $624.99

452. Forest Pharmaceuticals – $531.15

Spending less than $500

453. Palmetto Electric Cooperative – $476.62

454. Charleston Naval Complex Redevelopment Authority – $468

455. Public Education Partners Greenville County – $357

456. Unitech Services Group – $208

457. Uniway Management Corp. – $208

458. Direct Marketing Association – $200

459. Lynches River Electric Cooperative – $147.55

460. Western Piedmont Education Consortium – $142.17

461. The College Board – $53.85

Registered to employ lobbyists but said they spent nothing

Advance America Cash Advance Centers; American Diabetes Association; American Public Policy Alliance; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; Beanstalk Innovation; CGI Technologies & Solutions; Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority; Citigroup Management Corp.; City of Camden; Coastal Electric Cooperative; Decision Dynamics; Ernst & Young; Exxon Mobil Corp.; FedEx Corp.; Fireworks Association of S.C.; Friends of the Edisto; FS Tenant Pool I Trust; Harvest Hope Food Bank; Horry Electric Cooperative; Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce; National Alliance on Mental Illness; Nohometax.org; Parent Revolution; Pee Dee Community Development Corp.; Richland County First Steps; Sanofi-Aventis; S.C. Association of Club Executives; S.C. Crime Victim’s Council; S.C. Equality Coalition; S.C. Law Enforcement Officers’ Association; S.C. State Employees Association; S.C. Cancer Alliance; S.C. Motorcyclists Coalition; S.C. Troopers Association; S.C. Regional Development Alliance; Spartanburg Humane Society; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals; TD Bank U.S. Holding Co.; Towing & Recovery Association of S.C.; Wal-Mart; Wells Fargo and Co.

Total – $8,089,582.94

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