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General Motors terminates contracts with Washington lobbyists

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Automaker giant General Motors terminated its contract with about a dozen lobbying firms it has used to make its case in the capital.

The now bankrupt company has been known to be one of the biggest spenders in Washington lobbying.

In the last three months of this year GM reported expenditures of about $2.8 million.

According to a nonpartisan group called Center for Responsive Politics, $500,000 of that money went to outside lobbying firms.

GM spokesperson Kerry Christopher says the company would keep its in-house lobbyist, who work on health care, tax, trade, safety, environmental and other issues.

He also says its political committee stopped making campaign contributions to federal candidates at the beginning of the year and will continue to freeze all year.

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