# Oil Contributions to Represenatives in 2006 Close Races

Winners of close races (55% of vote or less) in November 2006 who voted with big oil and against the clean energy tax package received 10 times more campaign contributions from big oil and gas than their counterparts who voted for the tax package, as the table below shows. Read more here.

State |
District |
Name |
Party |
Oil and Gas Industry Campaign Contributions, 1989-2006 in dollars |
Vote on Passage of HR2776 |
2006 Winning Percentage |

AZ | 5 | Mitchell | D | 0 | Y | 50 |

AZ | 8 | Giffords | D | 0 | Y | 54 |

CA | 4 | Doolittle | R | 128,775 | N | 50 |

CA | 11 | McNerney | D | 0 | Y | 53 |

CA | 50 | Bilbray | R | 159,268 | N | 53 |

CO | 4 | Musgrave | R | 153,862 | N | 46 |

CO | 7 | Perlmutter | D | 0 | Y | 55 |

CT | 2 | Courtney | D | 0 | Y | 50 |

CT | 4 | Shays | R | 39,150 | Y | 51 |

FL | 8 | Keller | R | 50,525 | N | 53 |

FL | 13 | Buchanan | R | 0 | N | 50 |

FL | 16 | Mahoney | D | 0 | Y | 50 |

FL | 22 | Klein | D | 0 | No Vote | 51 |

GA | 8 | Marshall | D | 6,750 | Y | 51 |

GA | 12 | Barrow | D | 3,000 | N | 50 |

IA | 1 | Braley | D | 0 | Y | 55 |

IA | 2 | Loebsack | D | 0 | Y | 51 |

IA | 3 | Boswell | D | 11,750 | Y | 52 |

ID | 1 | Sali | R | 10,500 | N | 50 |

IL | 6 | Roskam | R | 73,365 | N | 51 |

IL | 8 | Bean | D | 11,750 | Y | 51 |

IL | 10 | Kirk | R | 42,000 | Y | 53 |

IL | 11 | Weller | R | 199,813 | N | 55 |

IN | 2 | Donnelly | D | 1,600 | Y | 54 |

IN | 3 | Souder | R | 20,050 | N | 54 |

IN | 7 | Carson | D | 2,000 | Y | 54 |

IN | 9 | Hill | D | 32,700 | Y | 50 |

KS | 2 | Boyda | D | 3,230 | Y | 51 |

KY | 2 | Lewis | R | 74,650 | N | 55 |

KY | 3 | Yarmuth | D | 0 | Y | 51 |

KY | 4 | Davis | R | 117,885 | N | 52 |

LA | 3 | Melancon | D | 114,100 | N | 55 |

MI | 7 | Walberg | R | 0 | N | 51 |

MI | 9 | Knollenberg | R | 58,650 | N | 52 |

MI | 11 | McCotter | R | 14,950 | N | 54 |

MN | 1 | Walz | D | 0 | Y | 53 |

MN | 6 | Bachmann | R | 38,200 | N | 50 |

NC | 8 | Hayes | R | 162,105 | No Vote | 50 |

NC | 11 | Shuler | D | 0 | Y | 54 |

NE | 2 | Terry | R | 110,770 | N | 55 |

NE | 3 | Smith | R | 0 | N | 55 |

NH | 1 | Shea-Porter | D | 0 | Y | 51 |

NH | 2 | Hodes | D | 0 | Y | 53 |

NJ | 5 | Garrett | R | 53,000 | N | 55 |

NJ | 7 | Ferguson | R | 95,500 | Y | 49 |

NM | 1 | Wilson | R | 492,120 | N | 50 |

NV | 2 | Heller | R | 15,500 | N | 50 |

NV | 3 | Porter | R | 189,261 | N | 49 |

NY | 19 | Hall | D | 0 | Y | 51 |

NY | 20 | Gillibrand | D | 0 | Y | 53 |

NY | 24 | Arcuri | D | 0 | Y | 54 |

NY | 25 | Walsh | R | 26,075 | N | 51 |

NY | 26 | Reynolds | R | 155,661 | N | 52 |

NY | 29 | Kuhl | R | 28,100 | N | 51 |

OH | 1 | Chabot | R | 103,850 | N | 52 |

OH | 2 | Schmidt | R | 8,100 | N | 50 |

OH | 15 | Pryce | R | 126,367 | N | 50 |

OR | 5 | Hooley | D | 17,250 | Y | 54 |

PA | 3 | English | R | 165,636 | N | 54 |

PA | 4 | Altmire | D | 0 | Y | 52 |

PA | 6 | Gerlach | R | 85,530 | N | 51 |

PA | 8 | Murphy | D | 0 | Y | 50 |

PA | 10 | Carney | D | 0 | Y | 53 |

PA | 15 | Dent | R | 64,231 | N | 53 |

TX | 10 | McCaul | R | 68,150 | N | 55 |

TX | 22 | Lampson | D | 143,344 | N | 52 |

TX | 23 | Rodriguez | D | 37,050 | N | 54 |

VA | 2 | Drake | R | 61,460 | N | 51 |

VA | 11 | Davis | R | 134,360 | N | 55 |

VT | All | Welch | D | 0 | Y | 53 |

WA | 8 | Reichert | R | 60,928 | Y | 51 |

WI | 8 | Kagen | D | 0 | Y | 51 |

WY | All | Cubin | R | 562,085 | N | 48 |

Total |
73 |
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Total Yea Votes |
33 |
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Total No Votes |
38 |
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Total Did Not Vote |
2 |
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Total Close Race Campaign Contributions |
$4,334,956 |
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Average Close Race Campaign Contributions1989-2006 |
$59,383 |
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Average Year Campaign Contributions1989-2006 |
$9,837 |
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Average No Campaign Contributions1989-2006 |
$101,270 |

Source: OpenSecrets.org was only the source for the Oil and Gas Industry Campaign Contributions, 1989-2006

Note: $0 means opensecrets.org did not list any Oil and Gas Industry contributions for member

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#### Authors

#### Daniel J. Weiss

Senior Fellow