A new administration means revamped lobbying operations from Verizon, AT&T and other carriers. Last year, Verizon spent $9.3 million on lobbying, while AT&T spent $8.2 million. The WSJ says they're already on track to spend more this year as they beef up their operations—and you gotta figure the way the new chairman Julius Genachowski jumped on the Google Voice iPhone rejection, he officially scares the unholy pee out of them, so they're likely gonna spend even more to try to keep him off their slimy backs. [WSJ]