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BP’S FAVORITE POLITICIANS, BY THE $ NUMBERS

NOVANEWS

June 6, 2010 

by Bob Higgins

* By Dave Gilson Mother Jones *

Who’s BP’s favorite politician ever? If you’re just going by the numbers, it’s none other than President Barack Obama, who leads BP’s lifetime campaign donation list with $77,051. That puts him just ahead of reliable oilmen such as Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young, his retired colleague Sen. Ted Stevens, and George W. Bush. According to data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics, BP and its employees have given more than $3.4 million to federal candidates since 1990, with much of their largesse going to these 20:

President Barack Obama

$77,051

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)

$73,300

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska, ret.)

$53,200

President George W Bush

$47,388

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

$44,899

Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio)

$41,400

Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio, ret.)

$37,550

See the rest of the chart and read more at Mother Jones

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