Politicians who benefit from oil

I should say, those who benefit “most” by oil, in dollars.  Cause I’m sure there’s plenty of oil-affiliated money floating around, too.  It’s really pervasive.  😦

via http://solar.calfinder.com/blog/solar-politics/following-oil-money/

And although they’re outnumbered slightly, Dems are in there with the Pubs.  In fact, the biggest beneficiary of oil money by sheer dollars is a democrat from AR.  Just goes to show you: party lines are largely meaningless.  Vote for yourself.  And for the love of all that’s decent, never vote straight-ticket.

Top Ten House Members (contributions 2009-2010)

  1. Joe Linus Barton (R-TX) – $85,770
  2. Chet Edwards (D-TX) – $73,430
  3. Michael Conaway (R-TX) – $72,800
  4. Eric Cantor (R-VA) – $69,400
  5. David Daniel Boren (D-OK) – $65,100
  6. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) – $64,750
  7. Peter G. Olson (R-TX) – $54,400
  8. Michael Avery Ross (D-AR) – $54,250
  9. Charles Boustany Jr. (R-LA) – $49,450
  10. John Calvin Fleming Jr. (R-LA) – $44,800

Top Ten Senate Members (contributions 2009-2010)

  1. Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D-AR) – $216,700
  2. David Vitter (R-LA) – 170,200
  3. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) – $146,550
  4. Robert F. Bennett (R-UT) – $117,650
  5. John Cornyn (R-TX) – $87,575
  6. Thomas Coburn (R-OK) – $76,500
  7. Arlen Specter (D-PA) – $74,000
  8. Byron Dorgon (D-ND) – $70,950
  9. Evan Bayh (D-IN) – $62,150
  10. James Demint (R-SC) – $58,850
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