Data Points: Sarah Palin's Lobbyist

As mayor, Palin hired a lobbyist who secured $27 million for the small town of Wasilla, Alaska.

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$27 million: Amount that a lobbying firm, which Sarah Palin employed, secured for the town of Wasilla, Alaska, when Palin was the mayor

14: The minimum number of earmarks that the lobbyist secured for Wasilla between 2000-2003

6,700: Population of Wasilla

$4,000: Amount per person the lobbying firm secured for the residents of Wasilla

$300: Amount per person that Alaska requested, under Palin's leadership this year, for pet projects from Sen. Ted Stevens. The amount is more than any other state received, per person, from Congress.

Sources: Associated Press, Washington Post