Energy And Natural Resource Interests Dumped Almost $1 Billion On Washington In Two Years
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Among a industries that spend outrageous sums of income lobbying Congress and bankrolling domestic campaigns, few spend some-more easily than those representing energy and healthy apparatus interests.
From 2009 by 2010, this sector donated over $75 million to domestic campaigns on a sovereign level. Of that total, two-thirds went to Republican candidates, putting it in line with chronological narrow-minded trends — given 1989, a sector has adored Republicans by a 70-30 split, according to Open Secrets.
Yet a bulk of a industry’s change is cumulative by lobbying efforts, that amounted to $870 million over that same dual year period.
Here’s how that spending breaks down by groups within that sector.
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