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.