From Democracy North Carolina's 2007 lobbyist report:
* Don Beason, who retired after a shady loan to disgraced Speaker Jim Black became public, reported earning $145,521 from 16 clients, putting him in 29th place.
* His son, Mark, reported earning $279,423 from 16 clients, putting him in sixth place.
* Elizabeth Dalton, daughter of Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, reported earning $79,343 from five clients, for 56th place.
* Courtney Crowder, now a lobbyist for Gov. Beverly Perdue, reported earning $42,794 from 10 clients, for 116th place.
* Lanier Cansler, now secretary of Health and Human Services, reported earning $31,110 from four clients, for 159th place.
* Don Vaughan, who was elected a state senator last year, reported earning $22,500 from one client, for 206th place.