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July 27, 2016

“GOP chairman: Kids are ‘brainwashed’ on climate change.” Why? Take a look at his top 20 $$$ Contributors.

Bonus: Russian climate scientist gets choked up reporting on the potential for methane escape in the Arctic (youtu.be)

If you aren’t seeing red after seeing this…

Of course, Trump doesn’t go in for experts like climatologists and their opinions, either:

He said in a series of interviews that he does not need to read extensively because he reaches the right decisions “with very little knowledge other than the knowledge I [already] had, plus the words ‘common sense,’ because I have a lot of common sense and I have a lot of business ability.”

Trump said he is skeptical of experts because “they can’t see the forest for the trees.” He believes that when he makes decisions, people see that he instinctively knows the right thing to do: “A lot of people said, ‘Man, he was more accurate than guys who have studied it all the time.’ ”

Follow the Money. The Senator’s top 20 contributors:

Top 100 Contributors to Campaign Cmte

Rank
Contributor
Hires lobbyists?
Lobbying firm?*
Lobbyist(s)
give to
member?
Total
Indivs
PACs
1 Devon Energy $31,150 $13,650 $17,500
2 Boeing Co $20,850 $9,850 $11,000
3 Murray Energy $20,500 $10,500 $10,000
4 Union Pacific Corp $20,000 $0 $20,000
5 American Trucking Assns $19,500 $0 $19,500
6 General Dynamics $19,000 $9,000 $10,000
7 Exxon Mobil $17,500 $0 $17,500
8 Honeywell International $15,200 $6,200 $9,000
8 Koch Industries $15,200 $5,200 $10,000
10 American Chemistry Council $15,000 $0 $15,000
10 CSX Corp $15,000 $0 $15,000
12 Berkshire Hathaway $14,000 $4,000 $10,000
13 Alliance Resource Partners $13,000 $500 $12,500
13 BP $13,000 $0 $13,000
13 FedEx Corp $13,000 $0 $13,000
13 Newfield Exploration Co $13,000 $0 $13,000
17 BAE Systems $12,900 $1,900 $11,000
18 Love’s Travel Stops $12,800 $12,800 $0
19 American Council of Engineering Cos $12,500 $0 $12,500
19 Huntington Ingalls Industries $12,500 $0 $12,500
19 Oshkosh Corp $12,500 $2,500 $10,000
19 WPX Energy $12,500 $2,500 $10,000
23 Occidental Petroleum $12,000 $0 $12,000
23 Orbital ATK $12,000 $0 $12,000
23 Raytheon Co $12,000 $0 $12,000
26 ConocoPhillips $11,000 $1,500 $9,500
26 Ernst & Young $11,000 $1,000 $10,000
26 National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn $11,000 $0 $11,000
29 Robison International $10,650 $10,650 $0
30 Dow Chemical $10,500 $0 $10,500
30 National Assn of Realtors $10,500 $0 $10,500
32 Arvest Bank Group $10,250 $250 $10,000
32 Phillips 66 $10,250 $250 $10,000
34 Chesapeake Energy $10,200 $200 $10,000
34 Johnston Enterprises $10,200 $10,200 $0
34 Senior Star Living $10,200 $10,200 $0
37 Magnum Drilling Services $10,100 $10,100 $0
37 Midfirst Bank $10,100 $10,100 $0
39 Ward Petroleum $10,050 $10,050 $0
40 Automotive Free International Trade PAC $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Bluegrass Cmte $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Border Health $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 CEMEX SA de CV $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Cerberus Capital Management $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Chevron Corp $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Citizens for Prosperity in America Today $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Comcast Corp $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Common Values PAC $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Defend America PAC $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Deloitte LLP $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Dirigo PAC $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Exelon Corp $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 FirstEnergy Corp $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 FLIR Systems $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Ford Motor Co $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Fund for a Conservative Future $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Halliburton Co $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Kirby Corp $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Lockheed Martin $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Marathon Petroleum $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 National Assn of Convenience Stores $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 National Beer Wholesalers Assn $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 National Multi Housing Council $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Next Century Fund $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Norfolk Southern $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 OrrinPAC $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Reschini Group $10,000 $10,000 $0
40 Rolls-Royce PLC $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Tenn PAC $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 United Technologies $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Valero Energy $10,000 $0 $10,000
40 Williams Companies $10,000 $1,000 $9,000
73 Alamo PAC $9,998 $0 $9,998
74 Rely on Your Beliefs $9,997 $0 $9,997
75 Frontier International Trucks $9,900 $9,900 $0
76 Bancfirst $9,800 $9,800 $0
77 OGE Energy $9,750 $3,750 $6,000
78 Oklahoma State University $9,600 $9,600 $0
79 Crawford Group $9,500 $0 $9,500
79 Deutsche Telekom $9,500 $0 $9,500
79 Holland & Knight $9,500 $0 $9,500
79 HollyFrontier Corp $9,500 $1,500 $8,000
79 SAIC $9,500 $500 $9,000
84 National Rifle Assn $9,450 $0 $9,450
85 Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn $9,000 $0 $9,000
85 American Road & Transport Builders Assn $9,000 $0 $9,000
85 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Assn $9,000 $0 $9,000
85 Textron Inc $9,000 $0 $9,000
89 Akin, Gump et al $8,950 $3,125 $5,825
90 Capitol Hill Consulting Group $8,650 $8,650 $0
91 Arrow Oil & Gas $8,600 $8,600 $0
92 Beechcraft Corp $8,500 $0 $8,500
92 LyondellBasell Industries $8,500 $0 $8,500
92 National Air Traffic Controllers Assn $8,500 $0 $8,500
92 ONEOK Inc $8,500 $500 $8,000
96 DLA Piper $8,250 $0 $8,250
97 American Airlines Group $8,000 $0 $8,000
97 CH2M HILL $8,000 $0 $8,000
97 Denali Leadership PAC $8,000 $0 $8,000
97 Finmeccanica SpA $8,000 $0 $8,000
97 General Electric $8,000 $0 $8,000
97 National Assn of Truck Stop Operators $8,000 $0 $8,000
97 Parsons Corp $8,000 $0 $8,000
97 PG&E Corp $8,000 $0 $8,000
97 Vulcan Materials $8,000 $0 $8,000
97 Washington PAC $8,000 $0 $8,000
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