Campaign Finance

GOP Field Gets $62 Million so far from Fossil Fuels

The 2016 presidential race is a bonanza of fossil fuel cash for Republican presidential candidates, even 15 months out from election day.

Just 17 billionaires and businesses with ties to fossil fuel interests have pumped $67 million into Super PACs to support the ambitions of eight Republicans, according to a new analysis by Greenpeace and the Center for Media and Democracy (which publishes The Guardian broke the story.

The top recipient?

Blatant climate denier Ted Cruz.


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