The annual report released Thursday by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission of spending on lobbying expenses by multiclient firms was not necessarily surprising.
Princeton Public Affairs Group topped the list — by a wide margin. Gibbons topped the list of law firms and was sixth overall.
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And, while 10 firms spent more than $2 million, only three firms topped $4 million.
Dale Florio, the head of PPAG, said the firm is thrilled to be at the top of the list again.
“Once again, we are fortunate enough to be recognized as the market leader, according to the official ELEC lobbying results for 2022,” he tweeted.“With a diverse, bipartisan collection of professionals, PPAG serves as the center of the Winning Circle of Companies, a unique group of talented professionals comprising of WSW Winning Strategies Washington, a federal government affairs firm, and PSC (Princeton Strategic Communications), an award-winning communications team specializing in marketing and crisis communication.
“We’d like to thank our clients for trusting us since 1987 and for making us New Jersey’s top lobbying firm for the 20th year in a row.”
With that, a look at the list:
- Princeton Public Affairs Group: $11,276,181;
- Public Strategies Impact: $7,579,515;
- CLB Partners: $6,005,550;
- The Zita Group: $3,806,700;
- MBI GluckShaw: $3,786,352;
- Gibbons PC: $3,599,400;
- Optimus Partners: $2,931,650;
- Capital Impact Group: $2,339,205;
- McCarter & English: $2,195,628;
- Mercury Public Affairs: $2,168,098;
- 1868 Public Affairs: $1,950,246;
- River Crossing Strategy Group: $1,935,000;
- Advocacy & Management Group: $1,779,274;
- Komjathy & Kean: $1,764,986;
- Archer Public Affairs: $1,642,750.40;
- Porizo Government Affairs: $1,485,799.02;
- Healthcare Institute of New Jersey: $1,413,857;
- Katz Government Affairs: $1,248,900;
- GTB Partners: $1,088,914;
- Tonio Burgos & Associates of N.J.: $1,047,500;
- Riker Danzig: $1,034,798;
- Pizzutillo Public Affairs: $1,024,500.
The complete report is here.