Energy lobbyists raise money for Murkowski
Tonight several lobbyists for the energy industry are feting Sen. Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska). Murkowski gets more campaign cash from the energy and natural resources sector than any other--more than $1 million over the course of her career. Seventy-three percent of her campaign cash comes from sources out of state.
Host Alex Flint lobbies for the Nuclear Energy Institute, whose PAC has given her $5,000 since 2008. Beverly K. Marshall lobbies for Duke Energy, which is based in North Carolina, and has given the senator $24,050 over the course of her career. David Russell represents a number of clients for Bryan Cave LLP, including Peabody Energy, a coal company based in St. Louis, Mo. Peabody's PAC has given her $3,000 since 2008.
Elham Khatami contributed to this post.