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GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry is one of the best-funded politicians in history—in no small part due to Big Oil’s funding, Think Progress reports.
Since 1998, the Texas Governor has raked in nearly $117,091,642 in campaign contribution—with over $11 million of those funds coming from Big Oil interests. Among Perry’s biggest supporters are Exxon Mobil, who contributed $189,188; Valero Energy, with $147,895 in contributions; and climate change -denying Koch Industries with $116,000.
The graphic below (via Think Progress) illustrates how Big Oil dominates over other industries in Rick Perry campaign contributions.