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U.S. Sen. Tim Scott getting big
support from oil and gas industry

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Schuyler Kropf

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/17/2014 11:43:51 AM

Big oil and gas is starting to really like U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. The junior Republican from South Carolina is listed as the No. 4 recipient in campaign donations this election season that businesses tied to the oil and gas industry gave to the members of Congress´ upper chamber. Scott, a senator for less than two years, has collected $226,401 for the 2014 election cycle from groups with oil and gas ties, according to an analysis by the government watchdog OpenSecrets.org/Center for Responsive Politics. [Snip] For comparison, senior Republican S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham is ranked 19th on the group´s listing, with $65,750

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tipover, 8/17/2014 11:50:30 AM     (No. 9969112)

So?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 8/17/2014 12:01:21 PM     (No. 9969129)

I say hooray for him! Most of it stems from his committee assignment. He´s a strong advocate for a more robust energy policy. We need that. He´s right it will lower costs and make everything more affordable. That used to be considered a good thing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Screwgun, 8/17/2014 12:16:41 PM     (No. 9969146)

Schuyler Kropf is a racist.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/17/2014 12:19:38 PM     (No. 9969152)

If not for Big Oil and Big Gas, the lo-fps -- and almost everyone else -- would run woefully short of mobility, heat, and food.

Maybe they should try it for a while.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/17/2014 12:27:26 PM     (No. 9969172)

Oil and gas are the lifeblood of industry..
J O B S !
Try living without it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/17/2014 12:43:15 PM     (No. 9969199)

SC petitioned the Feds for permission to drill off of their own coast - but the Feds will not allow it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 8/17/2014 1:10:07 PM     (No. 9969234)

I know it all adds up, but that´s a drop in the bucket for what it takes to run a Senate campaign. Any inference that he would be in the pocket of "big oil" based on that amount is stretching.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/18/2014 1:04:19 AM     (No. 9969871)

Everyone who enjoys driving instead of walking should be applauding Senator Scott. He is a wonderfully strong leader and we are blessed to have him on Capitol Hill!

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