How much money did oil companies donate to the mid term election campaigns?

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    Oil and gas companies apparently donated around 19.6 million dollars to individual candidates and political action committees. The biggest contributors included Koch Industries, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Marathon Oil, and Valero energy. The biggest recipients of oil money included Blanche Lincoln, David Vitter, Rob Portman, Lisa Murkowski, and Roy Blunt.

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    As of July 2010, they’ve donated $38 million and $3.5 to lobbying for Congress. Here are some of the recipients of the money:

    Senate
    •    John McCain (R-AZ) – $36,649 from BP; $2.43 million total
    •    Mary Landrieu (D-LA) – $16,200 from BP; $329,100 total
    •    Mark Begich (D-AK) – $8,550 from BP; $85,958 total
    •    Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) – $8,500 from BP; 223,326 total
    •    Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – $8,500 from BP; 408,400 total
    House
    •    John Culberson (R-TX) – $10,200 from BP; 187,350 total
    •    Ron Paul (R-TX) – $7,300 from BP; 134,132 total
    •    Charles Rangel (D-NY) – $6,500 from BP; 40,600 total
    •    Steny Hoyer (D-MD) – $6,000 from BP; 91,800 total
    •    Don Young (R-AK) – $5,500 from BP; $45,500 total

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