FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks to supporters during an election rally in Winston-Salem, N.C. A 2007 law has opened a window into more than $50 million in ... more 
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks to supporters during an election rally in Winston-Salem, N.C. A 2007 law has opened a window into more than $50 million in previously hidden spending by lobbyists and their clients in 2009 and 2010. Most money went to nonprofit groups that were connected to government officials or honored them. Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s $25,000 contribution to the Alliance For Aging Research’s 2010 congressional awards dinner brought the company several benefits, including having a top official of the firm present an award to Burr. Burr is a member of the Senate committee that handles health issues. The invitation said $25,000 donors received 10 tickets to a VIP reception with congressional honorees. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) less 
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