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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:26 AM

Chevron Donates $2.5 Million To GOP Super PAC In Single Largest Corporate Donation

Source: Think Progress

Chevron, the second-largest oil company in the U.S. and eighth-largest in the world, contributed $2.5 million in October to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC to elect House Republicans. That makes Chevronís super PAC donation the single largest from a corporation.

The donation comes after House Republicans voted 109 times this Congress to enrich oil companies. According to Public Campaign Action Fundís Adam Smith:

The donation appears to be the largest from a publicly-traded corporation in the post-Citizens United era. The corporate donation is double what the companyís PAC and employees have already donated to federal candidates and committees this cycle, according to analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

The companyís donation arrives in an election year where the oil industry has waged multimillion-dollar ad campaigns, including American Petroleum Instituteís campaign in swing states. Chevron has also sent 91 percent of its federal political contributions to Republican candidates. So far this year, fossil fuel groups have spent more than $153 million on campaign ads to promote pro-fossil fuel candidates.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/10/26/1094541/chevron-election-republicans/



Billionaires and oil companies once again continue their campaign to Post-Citizens United campaign to buy the 2012 elections.

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TomCADem Oct 2012 OP
allan01 Oct 2012 #1
ffr Oct 2012 #8
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2012 #2
raouldukelives Oct 2012 #5
llmart Oct 2012 #3
jkrichter Oct 2012 #4
ronnie624 Oct 2012 #7
jkrichter Oct 2012 #9
Sunlei Oct 2012 #6
bluethruandthru Oct 2012 #10
tabasco Oct 2012 #11
KevTucky Oct 2012 #12
Don C. Nuttin Oct 2012 #13
renate Oct 2012 #14
bemildred Oct 2012 #15
bemildred Oct 2012 #16

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:52 AM

1. boycott

shut it down

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Response to allan01 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 10:36 AM

8. K&R

They're off my list of where I'll be voting with my DOLLARS.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:58 AM

2. Turns out 'corporations ARE people' after all...




God help us if Romney/Ryan are elected (because "we" didn't GOTV)

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:51 AM

5. To make matters worse, some people still invest in those corporations.

As if voting for Romney wasn't bad enough. Many love to support them with deductions from each paycheck.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:26 AM

3. I know it's just a drop in the bucket for them......

but I can't wait to see how they wasted their money when our President Obama wins re-election!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:27 AM

4. I wish I had 2.5 million dollars to give to President Obama

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Response to jkrichter (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 10:28 AM

7. I wish our elections were free of all private funding.

I cannot imagine a more glaring conflict of interests. They should be funded exclusively by public revenue.

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Response to ronnie624 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 10:37 AM

9. agreed

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 09:17 AM

6. pays for one resort weekend for a couple of congress slackers

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:04 AM

10. How much did Chevron get in subsidies and tax breaks this year?

If they're getting corporate welfare, how can they afford to give away 2.5 million? Maybe they need a means test before getting their welfare check!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:13 AM

11. World record oil profits after GW Bush's unjustified invasion of Iraq

I can see why the oil companies love republicans.

The 4,468 US military deaths and 200,000 Iraqi deaths are collateral damage for corporate profits.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:27 PM

12. Another company I'll never do business with.

Please everyone remember this!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:35 PM

13. Our friends over at Big Oil?

You must be kidding me!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:31 PM

14. darn. The Chevron near us just spent months refurbishing to go green

I know it sounds silly for a Chevron station to go green, but they have solar panels on the roof and a bunch of other stuff I don't remember, and they claim that their net energy use is zero.

Is there really a point in boycotting Chevron franchises? I thought I remembered a bunch of news stories after the oil spill in the Gulf about BP gas station owners, not the company, taking the brunt of boycotts.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:25 AM

15. Pissing away hundreds of millions of dollars is "dominance"?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:43 AM

16. Damn, now I have to find a new gas company (you too Texaco). nt

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