Below is an analysis conducted by MapLight of campaign contributions to senators from individuals and organizations connected to the Oil & Gas industry, made between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2011.
- Out of the 36 senators who have the Oil & Gas Industry amongst their top 10 contributing industry groups, only five senators did not co-sponsor the bill.
- Nineteen of the top 20 recipients of campaign contributions connected to the Oil & Gas industry co-sponsored the bill, the lone exception being Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who received a total of $424,700 from Oil & Gas interests.
|Rank of Oil & Gas Industry
as a Contributor to Lawmaker
(7/1/2005 – 6/30/2011)
|1||Sen. James Inhofe [R, OK]||Yes||$472,000|
|Sen. John Hoeven [R, ND]||Yes||$251,789|
|2||Sen. John Cornyn [R, TX]||Yes||$1,000,725|
|Sen. David Vitter [R, LA]||Yes||$536,000|
|Sen. Roger Wicker [R, MS]||Yes||$362,500|
|Sen. John Barrasso [R, WY]||Yes||$347,650|
|Sen. Kay Hutchison [R, TX]||Yes||$336,386|
|Sen. Thomas Coburn [R, OK]||Yes||$184,650|
|Sen. James Risch [R, ID]||Yes||$83,550|
|3||Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA]||No||$424,700|
|Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK]||Yes||$314,526|
|4||Sen. Mark Begich [D, AK]||No||$145,405|
|Sen. Michael Enzi [R, WY]||Yes||$125,300|
|5||Sen. Pat Roberts [R, KS]||Yes||$229,200|
|Sen. John Boozman [R, AR]||Yes||$117,602|
|Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D, NM]||No||$98,920|
|6||Sen. Roy Blunt [R, MO]||Yes||$529,850|
|Sen. Jerry Moran [R, KS]||Yes||$215,051|
|Sen. Lamar Alexander [R, TN]||Yes||$156,050|
|Sen. Daniel Coats [R, IN]||Yes||$147,183|
|7||Sen. Kelly Ayotte [R, NH]||Yes||$127,783|
|Sen. Joe Manchin [D, WV]||Yes||$122,700|
|Sen. Thad Cochran [R, MS]||Yes||$81,550|
|Sen. Mike Lee [R, UT]||Yes||$45,050|
|8||Sen. Patrick Toomey [R, PA]||Yes||$263,516|
|Sen. Mark Pryor [D, AR]||No||$144,650|
|9||Sen. Mitch McConnell [R, KY]||Yes||$528,500|
|Sen. Jeff Sessions [R, AL]||Yes||$104,700|
|Sen. Rand Paul [R, KY]||Yes||$102,940|
|10||Sen. Bob Corker [R, TN]||Yes||$339,250|
|Sen. Robert Portman [R, OH]||Yes||$295,758|
|Sen. Richard Burr [R, NC]||Yes||$224,600|
|Sen. Marco Rubio [R, FL]||Yes||$200,750|
|Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE]||No||$193,550|
|Sen. John Thune [R, SD]||Yes||$176,990|
|Sen. Jim DeMint [R, SC]||Yes||$134,073|
METHODOLOGY: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to current members of the U.S. Senate from organizations and individuals connected to the Oil & Gas industry, July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2011. Campaign contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org
A link to this data release can be found here.
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