While being a member of Congress has its perks, it also has its pitfalls. House members, who must run for re-election every two years, are in a constant frenzy to fill their campaign coffers - spending hundreds of man hours each year raising the resources necessary to win, and defend, seats.
But when it comes time to fill up the tank, which campaign committees are most likely to see large sums from energy giant Chevron? According to FEC records since 2004, those belonging to Republican leaders have the competitive edge, with Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Darrel Issa (R-CA), and Steve Scalise (R-LA) topping the charts in reportable contributions. Reporting the second highest amount in contributions from Chevron was House Speaker John Boehner - who apparently likes a little Techron to go with his tan:
Everyone talks about how powerful corporations exert a disproportionate influence on politics, but which members of Congress are targeted? Here's the list of the top recipients from agribusiness giant Monsanto.