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The hot new Harry Reid Campaign Contribution Quiz Game

Over at OpenSecrets.org, they've unveiled a new feature to help watchdogs and concerned citizens examine the entities that are both lobbying the federal government AND dosing up indivdual members of Congress with campaign contributions. (Wait, there's a difference?).

They've wrapped the new feature into a fun quiz that features one of the policitians most loved by lobbyists' wallets: Harry Reid.

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In 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) topped the list of senators who received contributions from lobbyists, at $918,988 , the Center for Responsive Politics' research indicates. Between 2005 and 2010, the lobbying industry ranked no. 3 on the list of industries contributing to Reid, giving $1.05 million to his campaign committee. With that in mind, today's PolitiQuizz will have you use a new feature on OpenSecrets.org to sift through Reid's contributions from individuals and organizations that also lobby the federal government.

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As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.