Television Reporter: Uh, they claim that you took nearly a million dollars from big oil and energy interests. Is that true?
Roy Blunt (r): Well I don’t know if that’s true or not.
Announcer: Actually, congressman, public filings showed you did take big contributions from big oil.
Exxon Mobil $41,500.00
Koch Industries $39,500.00
Valero Energy $35,500.00
Occidental Petroleum $29,500.00
Chevron Corp $25,000.00
National Propane Gas Assn $23,499.00
El Paso Corp $21,999.00
Devon Energy $16,000.00
Petroleum Marketers Assn $15,500.00
Marathon Oil $13,500.00
Jacobs Engineering Group $10,000.00
Williams Companies $11,500.00
Halliburton Co $8,000.00
Cargill Inc $6,000.00
Andarko Petroleum $5,000.00
Chevron Texaco $5,000.00
Center for Responsive Politics, 8/4/2010]
At the same time Blunt voted for billions in tax breaks for BP and Exxon.
[Blunt voted for billions in tax breaks
HR 6, House Vote 40, 1/18/2007
HR 6, House Vote 145, 4/11/2003]
And against clean energy jobs for Missouri.
[Blunt voted against clean energy jobs
HR 2454, House Vote 477, 6/26/2009]
Congressman Roy Blunt, right for big oil, wrong for Missouri.
The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund is responsible for the content of this advertising.
The press release from the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2010….
LCV Action Fund Launches Ad Campaign on Roy Blunt’s Million Dollar Energy Ties
Ad Claims Blunt is Right for Big Oil, Wrong for Missouri
WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to turn environmental values into national priorities, today launched a new TV ad highlighting Congressman Roy Blunt’s confusion over the one million dollars in campaign contributions he’s received from Big Oil and other energy interests and his record of continually siding with Big Oil in Congress. The ad will run on broadcast and cable networks in St. Louis and Kansas City and is being complemented by a door-to-door grassroots canvass in the Kansas City area.
“Roy Blunt can’t keep track of the truckloads of campaign cash he’s received from Big Oil but that hasn’t stopped him from siding with the industry vote after vote during his 12 years in Congress. Blunt has taken good care of Big Oil by maintaining their billions in tax breaks while voting against opportunities to create new clean energy jobs for Missourians,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski. “It’s clear that Roy Blunt is the right for Big Oil, but wrong for Missouri families.”
Rep. Blunt has consistently voted against legislation to create clean energy jobs, against repealing subsidies to Big Oil, against increasing the use of renewable energy and against efforts to help Missouri drivers go further on a gallon of gas (1). Roy Blunt has accepted more than $1 million from Big Oil and other energy interests over his entire career, $532,898 from the Oil and Gas industry alone.(2) Rep. Blunt’s full voting record can be found at http://www.bigoilblunt.com/
Rep. Blunt is a member of LCV’s 2010 “Dirty Dozen” list. Rep. Blunt’s lifetime LCV environmental score is an abysmal 2%. In 2009, he received a 0% score after voting against every major piece of clean energy and environmental legislation.(3)
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, http://www.lcv.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
(3) The non-partisan LCV Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Members of Congress on conservation and clean energy issues. Based on key conservation votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s record. For more information, visit http://www.lcv.org/scorecard
Th, th, th, that’s oil, folks.