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Yes, I'm mad about gas prices

Every time I hit the road, I am just burned up when I pass a gas station. This $3.00 a gallon nonsense has to stop. And considering the windfall profits companies like Exxon Mobile are making, one would think that our Congress would do something to help out the average joe. But alas, they seem to live in a different world.

Some days, I can hardly make it back from work because I'm running on frickin' empty. Its sad.

Well, today one of my favorite news aggregators, The Raw Story, posted an article about oil and gas company lobbyists, and who gets the lion's share of their dollars. Check it out ...
Republicans, incumbents receive large majority of oil lobby cash

Republican incumbents are far more likely than their colleagues in Congress to receive oil company money, RAW STORY has found.

Eighty four percent of the $8.6 million oil and gas companies have contributed to the 2006 elections has gone to Republicans, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

According to data compiled by the Center, the top 20 recipients of oil money in Congress are all Republicans.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX,) tops the list with $159,611 in oil company contributions this cycle. Rick Santorum (R-PA), whose campaign coffers made waves on the blogosphere yesterday, comes in at number 2, trailing Hutchison by nearly $40,000. At the bottom of the top 20 list is Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who pulled in just $48,500 from the industry.

The rest of the story is here.

Full money-trail rundown is here.

Make you wonder what Senator Hutchison is thinking, doesn't it?

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