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Politics and the Gulf oil spill

Politics and the Gulf oil spill

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Who gets oil and gas political money

How much the oil and gas industry has given to Democrats and Republicans:

A gusher for the GOP
Contributions by oil and gas sector to federal candidates and to political parties, in millions Democrats $25 $20 $15 $10 $5 0
’90 ’92 ’94 ’96 ’98 ’00 ’02 ’04 ’06 ’08 ’10*
*As of April 25, 2010

Top 20 recipients in Congress
In the 2009-2010 election cycle, as of April 25, 2010 Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark. Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

$61 million
In millions


$265,650 Rep. Roy $225,300

$187 million

Blunt, R-Mo. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

$94,100 $93,800 $88,900 $82,900 $82,200 $77,400 $75,900

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, $203,300 R-Alaska Sen. Robert $131,200 Bennett, R-Utah Sen Arlen Specter, D-Pa. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.

Rep.Dan Boren, D-Okla. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. Cantor, R-Va. Sen. James DeMint, R-S.C.

$125,300 Rep. Eric $124,600

$110,500 Rep. Randy $103,600

Neugebauer, R-Texas Rep. Todd $73,800 Tiahrt, R-Kan D- Ark. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.

NOTE: Contributions of $200 or more from PACs (political action committees) and individuals to federal candidates and from PAC, soft money and individuals to political parties Source: OpenSecrets.org Graphic: Judy Treible © 2010 MCT

$101,400 Rep. Mike Ross, $95,500

$72,000 $71,200

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