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Sun May 3, 2020, 08:30 AM

Shitstain's "Reopen The Country" Panel: 8/12 Energy Execs Gave GOP $4.2 Million In 2016 Cycle

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The 12-member energy panel includes eight oil and gas executives who have collectively made more than $4.2 million in political contributions since Trump launched his presidential bid in June 2015, according to an analysis from the watchdog group Documented. The vast majority of that total went to Republican candidates and political action committees.

The Trump Victory Committee, a joint fundraising entity of Trump and the Republican National Committee, took in $619,400 from the oil and gas representatives on the new council ― more than any other entity. America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC, received $500,000, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee raked in $410,900 and $407,400, respectively. The remaining money ― approximately $29,000 of the more than $4.2 million ― went to a handful of Democratic candidates and committees.

The energy group includes no one from the renewable energy world. Instead, Trump turned to some familiar allies with deep pockets in an industry that he and his team have worked hard to lift up. The task force includes fracking mogul Harold Hamm, the billionaire executive chairman of Continental Resources whom Trump reportedly considered nominating as energy secretary, and John Hess, the CEO of New York City-based oil and gas producer Hess Corporation who donated $1 million to Trumpís inauguration.

Hamm has contributed more than $1.7 million to Republicans since June 2016, including a $500,000 contribution to America First Action in January 2018, Documentedís analysis found. Hess gave approximately $1.7 to Republicans, not including the inauguration contribution.

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/oil-executives-economic-task-force-gop-donors_n_5ea9a3e2c5b6fb98a2b65a6e

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