Giuliani Leads in Oil and Gas Money
Rudy Giuliani is the presidential campaign¹s biggest
benefactor when it comes to contributions from the oil and
gas industry he¹s received more than twice as much
money as any other candidate.
The former New York City mayor had received $477,208 from
the industry by the end of July, while fellow Republican Mitt
Romney¹s campaign had gotten $232,300 in oil and gas
Democrat Hillary Clinton¹s campaign pocketed $147,350,
Republican John McCain brought in $136,310, and Democrat
Bill Richardson received $101,500, according to figures
reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Rudy¹s reach for oil and gas money extends all the way to
the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, where his law firm
does considerable business in the oil, gas and minerals
Giuliani¹s campaign scheduled a Sept. 26 fundraiser in
Kazakhstan, with Rudy appearing by video conferencing.
Only Americans can contribute to U.S. campaigns, but
Giuliani¹s goal is to raise cash from among the many
Americans who live in Kazakhstan and work for oil, gas,
and other companies.
After leaving his mayor¹s post in 2002, Giuliani became a
partner in a Houston-based law firm that changed its name
to Bracewell Giuliani LLP. The firm has had an office in
Kazakhstan since 1997.
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