“Campaign 2020: Oil And Gas Industry Goes In Big For Trump”

“The oil and natural gas industry has a clear favorite in the 2020 presidential election: Republican Donald Trump.

Trump's reelection campaign has brought in at least $1.9 million from donors in the oil and gas industry since his 2016 election, according to the Center for Responsive Politics' analysis, which includes Federal Election Commission data on donations through the end of August.

That total, with more than two months left in the election season, exceeds the $1.2 million industry executives and workers gave Trump in the entire 2016 campaign cycle, CRP records show.

Joe Biden, Trump's Democratic challenger, has gotten just $623,700 from oil and gas as of August. By comparison, Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, wasn't far behind Trump's receipts from the industry, with $1 million.”

Timothy Cama reports for E&E News October 16, 2020.