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Oil Contributions To Senators Up For Reelection

Last week 35 senators voted against an amendment that would have reigned in the oil and gas industry. The 16 senators voting against the amendment that are up for reelection next year have received considerably larger campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry that their colleagues, as the table below shows. Read more here.

State Senator 2007 2006 2004 2002 Total 2002-
2007
Cloture on
Baucus
Tax
Amendment
Tenn. Alexander   9,600 45,000 72,450 127,050 No
Georgia Chambliss   10,750 6,200 67,742 84,692 No
Miss. Cochran   11,200 3,000 38,600 52,800 No
Texas Cornyn   180,000 134,400 510,625 825,025 No
Idaho Craig   14,500 5,000 89,250 108,750 No
N. Carol. Dole 2,500 900 6,500 127,229 137,129 No
N. Mex. Domenici   33,400   163,658 197,058 No
Wyo. Enzi   7,000 2,000 72,250 81,250 No
S. Carol. Graham 15,000 15,600   57,700 88,300 No
Neb. Hagel   10,300   63,850 74,150 No
Okla. Inhofe   54,700 17,750 241,258 313,708 No
Louis. Landrieu   33,600 27,500 221,405 282,505 No
Kent. McConnell   59,200   76,250 135,450 No
Kans. Roberts   18,500 6,000 55,250 79,750 No
Alaska Stevens   7,700 2,000 100,690 110,390 No
N. Hamp. Sununu 1,500 3,000 1,500 137,380 143,380 No
Virginia Warner 6,000 2,000 1,000 56,523 65,523 No
Total NO           2,906,910  
Avg NO           181,682  
               
Mont. Baucus   23,350 1,000 8,6750 111,100 Yes
Del. Biden   24,500 2,000 15,500 42,000 Yes
Minn. Coleman   12,250 6,700 136,400 155,350 Yes
Maine Collins   1,500   57,050 58,550 Yes
Illinois Durbin   3,550   22,250 25,800 Yes
Iowa Harkin   6,700 800 27,600 35,100 Yes
Mass. Kerry   2,000 313,360 20,850 336,210 Yes
N. Jersey Lautenberg   7,000   6,250 13,250 Yes
Mich. Levin   1,000   15,450 16,450 Yes
Ark. Pryor   16,750 1,000 29,900 47,650 Yes
R. Island Reed   1,200   2,800 4,000 Yes
W. Va. Rockefeller   4,150   29,950 34,100 Yes
Oregon Smith   18,650 4,500 79,925 103,075 Yes
Total Yes           982,635  
Avg. Yes           81,886  

Source: Center for Responsive Politics; Federal Election Commission