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Oil Contributions To Senators

Last week 35 senators voted against an amendment that would have reigned in the oil and gas industry. The 35 senators voting against the amendment have on average received three times as many campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry as their colleagues, as the table below shows. Read more here.

State Senator 2007 2006 2004 2002 Total 2002-2007 Cloture on Baucus
Tax Amendment
Alabama Shelby     56,800 15,500 72,300 No
Alaska Stevens   7,700 2,000 100,690 110,390 No
Arizona Kyl   133,700 5,000 1,000 139,700 No
Colorado Allard       175,100 175,100 No
Florida Martinez   4,000 134,347 n/a 138,347 No
Georgia Chambliss   10,750 6,200 67,742 84,692 No
Georgia Isakson   20,850   n/a 20,850 No
Idaho Craig   14,500 5,000 89,250 108,750 No
Kansas Roberts   18,500 6,000 55,250 79,750 No
Kentucky McConnell   59,200   76,250 135,450 No
Kentucky Bunning     96,269 22,900 119,169 No
Louisiana Vitter   68,500 259,746   328,246 No
Louisiana Landrieu   33,600 27,500 221,405 282,505 No
Mississippi Lott   113,800 5,000 10,000 128,800 No
Mississippi Cochran   11,200 3,000 38,600 52,800 No
Missouri Bond     120,150 5,500 125,650 No
Nebraska Hagel   10,300   63,850 74,150 No
Nevada Ensign   70,100 23,000 3,000 96,100 No
N. Hamp. Gregg     31,500 1,000 32,500 No
N. Hamp. Sununu 1,500 3,000 1,500 137,380 143,380 No
N. Mexico Domenici   33,400   163,658 197,058 No
N. Carol. Dole 2,500 900 6,500 127,229 137,129 No
N. Carol. Burr   10,400 221,552   231,952 No
Ohio Voinovich   11,200 92,850 34,150 138,200 No
Okla. Inhofe   54,700 17,750 241,258 313,708 No
S. Carol. DeMint   16,222 91,450 n/a 107,672 No
S. Carol. Graham 15,000 15,600   57,700 88,300 No
Tenn. Alexander   9,600 45,000 72,450 127,050 No
Tenn. Corker   173,700 n/a n/a 173,700 No
Texas Hutchinson   300,161 242,070 7,000 549,231 No
Texas Cornyn   180,000 134,400 510,625 825,025 No
Utah Hatch   90,950 13,250   104,200 No
Utah Bennett   7,000 51,750 1,000 59,750 No
Virginia Warner 6,000 2,000 1,000 56,523 65,523 No
Wyoming Enzi   7,000 2,000 72,250 81,250 No
Total NO           5,648,377  
Average NO           161,382  
               
Alaska Murkowski   1,500 205,163 n/a 206,663 Yes
Ark. Lincoln   1,250 102,000 26,600 129,850 Yes
Ark. Pryor   16,750 1,000 29,900 47,650 Yes
Calif. Feinstein   36,175 16,500 2,000 54,675 Yes
Colo. Salazar   2,000 75,250 n/a 77,250 Yes
Conn. Lieberman   64,500 34,300   98,800 Yes
Conn. Dodd   3,000 6,750 2,000 11,750 Yes
Del. Biden   24,500 2,000 15,500 42,000 Yes
Del. Carper   31,300 6,130 4,180 41,610 Yes
Florida Nelson   24,900 2,000 7,000 33,900 Yes
Hawaii Inoyue   1,000 19,000 1,000 21,000 Yes
Hawaii Akaka   5,800     5,800 Yes
Idaho Crapo   3,000 60,650 6,000 69,650 Yes
Illinois Obama   500   n/a 500 Yes
Illinois Durbin   3,550   22,250 25,800 Yes
Indiana Bayh   15,300 29,900 23,250 68,450 Yes
Indiana Lugar   20,750 15,950 3,750 404,50 Yes
Iowa Grassley   8,000 73,800 13,500 95,300 Yes
Iowa Harkin   6,700 800 27,600 35,100 Yes
Maine Collins   1,500   57,050 58,550 Yes
Maine Snowe   20,900 2,000 1,000 23,900 Yes
Maryland Mikulski   1,000 9,110   10,110 Yes
Maryland Cardin   16,650 n/a n/a 16,650 Yes
Mass. Kerry   2,000 313,360 20,850 336,210 Yes
Mass. Kennedy   15,600 5,250   20,850 Yes
Michigan Stabenow   8,500 250 5,000 13,750 Yes
Michigan Levin   1,000   15,450 16,450 Yes
Minn. Coleman   12,250 6,700 136,400 155,350 Yes
Minn. Klobuchar   4,250 n/a n/a 4,250 Yes
Missouri McCaskill   26,850 n/a n/a 26,850 Yes
Montana Baucus   23,350 1,000 86,750 111,100 Yes
Montana Tester   2,700 n/a n/a 2,700 Yes
Nebraksa Nelson   89,050 9,250 9,000 107,300 Yes
Nevada Reid   2,000 23,900 51,250 77,150 No*
N. Jersey Menendez   22,300 n/a n/a 22,300 Yes
N. Jersey Lautenberg   7,000   6,250 13,250 Yes
N. Mexico Bingaman   75,670 35,950 3,864 115,484 Yes
N. York Clinton   64,670 40,850 3,150 108,670 Yes
N. York Schumer     28,000 52,918 80,918 Yes
N. Dakota Conrad   26,750 5,500 1,000 33,250 Yes
N. Dakota Dorgan   2,000 16,300 7,000 25,300 Yes
Ohio Brown   2500 n/a n/a 2,500 Yes
Oregon Wyden     6,500 6,000 12,500 Yes
Orgeon Smith   18,650 4,500 79,925 103,075 Yes
Penn. Specter   6,000 104,778 21,000 131,778 Yes
Penn. Casey Jr.   31,200 n/a n/a 31,200 Yes
R. Island Reed   1,200   2,800 4,000 Yes
R. Island Whitehouse   19,500 n/a n/a 19,500 Yes
S. Dakota Thune   7,645 264,327 134,650 406,622 Yes
Vermont Sanders   2,850 n/a n/a 2,850 Yes
Vermont Leahy     2,250 1,000 3,250 Yes
Virginia Webb   3,750 n/a n/a 3,750 Yes
Wash. Murray   500 18,000 3,750 22,250 Yes
Wash. Cantwell   5,450 500 8,150 14,100 Yes
W. Virginia Byrd   12,750     12,750 Yes
W. Virginia Rockafeller   4,150   29,950 34,100 Yes
Wisconsin Feingold   1,250 10,446 200 11,896 Yes
Wisconsin Kohl         0 Yes
Total YES           3,302,661  
Average YES           56,942  
               
Alabama Sessions   3,500 5,700 74,350 83,550 Absent
Arizona McCain   2,600 7,050   9,650 Absent
Calif. Boxer   400 6,850 2,200 9,450 Absent
Kansas Brownback   2,500 72,240 10,500 85,240 Absent
Oklahoma Coburn   8,000 181,658 n/a 189,658 Absent
S. Dakota Johnson   3,050   25,550 28,600 Absent

* Reid originally voted for cloture but switched his vote to “no” so he could require a revote

Source: Center for Responsive Politics; Federal Election Comission