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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:02 PM

Collins receives more donations from Texas fossil fuel industry than from Maine residents

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) received nearly $50,000 in campaign donations last quarter from the Texas oil and gas industry, a number more than five times the number of donations she received from Maine residents.

In the first quarter of the 2019 funding year, the senator, who is up for reelection in 2020, snagged roughly $49,300 from Texas-based fossil fuel donors, including the president of Hunt Oil Co. and his wife, and Stephen Chazen, president and CEO at Magnolia Oil and Gas Corporation.

Collins raised just over $1.4 million total this quarter.

Many of the fossil fuel executives who donated maxed out their contributions along with their spouses at $2,700, while others donated the max amount to both Collins’ primary and general election campaigns.

https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/439145-texas-fossil-fuel-industry-bests-maine-residents-for-donations-to-susan

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Reply Collins receives more donations from Texas fossil fuel industry than from Maine residents (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2019 OP
marble falls Apr 2019 #1
JDC Apr 2019 #2
peacefreak2.0 Apr 2019 #4
Stuart G Apr 2019 #3

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:07 PM

1. Theirs something terribly wrong with that. The Koch brothers donate millions outside of their ...

home state, too.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:35 PM

2. Money in politics is fine



The people of Maine don't have a chance against outside influence and money.

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Response to JDC (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:45 PM

4. An awful lot of money was thrown

at Bruce Poliquin & we held him off. He's still whining about rank choice voting, but he's not in office. Susie pissed a lot of people with her "who could foresee" & her vote on Kavanaugh. I don't think it's going to be a walk for her.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:39 PM

3. And what do you suppose that means? Who is she going to vote for on the

most important issues?...................
Also, why are they donating now?.. So early in the campaign?..So that these donations get in and are forgot later on. And they can be used to set up the campaign early and strong. In Maine, the Oil Industry wants a Republican. If the industry loses Maine, it could lose the Senate. And that is the absolute last thing the Oil Industry wants. A Democratic House and Senate. Even if Trump wins, and he wont.

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