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As Exxon Reaps Record Profits, Buck Collects Campaign Cash

COLORADO — Senate candidate Ken Buck collected $5,000 in campaign contributions in the third quarter of 2010 from Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, as its quarterly profit rose 55 percent.[1] Exxon announced today that its third-quarter profit in 2010 was $7.35 billion, compared to $4.73 billion in the third quarter a year ago.[2] Buck has taken $62,508 from the oil and gas industry this election cycle.[3]

"Exxon Mobil supports candidates for Congress who will ensure that their record profits keep rolling in and Ken Buck is certainly open for business," said Tony Massaro, LCV Senior Vice President for Political Affairs. "Ken Buck has been parroting the lies and misinformation of corporate polluters and as Senator would side with Big Oil over Colorado families at every opportunity."

Buck denies the sound and settled science of global warming.[4] He is also a member of LCV's 2010 Dirty Dozen.[5] Buck vehemently opposes comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation and prioritizes expanding on the dirty energy policies of the past over moving Colorado's growing clean energy economy forward.[6]

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[5] LCV's trademark Dirty Dozen program targets candidates for Congress — regardless of party affiliation — who consistently vote against clean energy and conservation and are running in races in which LCV has a serious chance to affect the outcome. Since 1996, more than 60 percent of the Dirty Dozen have been defeated. See the full 2010 list and learn more at