LD-203 forms–on which lobbyists disclose their contributions to lawmakers’ campaigns, to presidential libraries, and to nonprofits honoring members of Congress, is available online. The disclosure that prompted the headline of this post is here. Lots of other interesting stuff, but there are a little less than 3,917 records in the entire database, which makes me think that the data isn’t yet complete. There are also all the usual issues with inaccurate federal data — here’s a a $200,000 contribution to Sen. Barbara Boxer’s leadership PAC. That’s a bit more than the $5,000 FEC limit.
We’ll check tomorrow to see what the story is on completeness from the Senate Office of Public Records.