Politico:Halliburton campaign donations spike

Written by admin on June 6th, 2010

Politico charts the rise in campaign contributions from the oil services giant in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster,

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38047.html

As Congress investigated its role in the doomed Deep Horizon oil rig, Halliburton donated $17,000 to candidates running for federal office, giving money to several lawmakers on committees that have launched inquiries into the massive spill.

The Texas-based oil giant’s political action committee made 14 contributions during the month of May, according to a federal campaign report filed Wednesday — 13 to Republicans and one to a Democrat. It was the busiest donation month for Halliburton’s PAC since September 2008.

Of the 10 current members of Congress who got money from Halliburton in May, seven are on committees with oversight of the oil spill and its aftermath.

 

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