AIPAC: The stats


The AIPAC policy conference stats:

More than 10,000 attending

Tonight at the banquet: Two ballrooms. The main hall is packed, and another hall houses 1,500 students.

Bigger than usual numbers in the congressional delegation: 67 senators, 286 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

(Among those attending are a couple of surprises, considering past fraught relations with the lobby: Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.))

Big applause for, among others, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).

Biggest kosher meal ever in the United States, insiders tell me.

Tomorrow: Meetings in all 100 Senate offices, and 426 out of 435 House offices.

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