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Killer Weeds - Table 1

Attack of the Killer Weeds: Killer Weeds - Table 1

December 14, 1999

Representative Charlie Stenholm (TX-17) received more than thirty five times the amount of PAC money as the average member who neither cosponsored the IWG bill nor wrote letters for pesticide exemptions to EPA.

Rank Name State or District Reelection money accepted from agribusiness lobbyists Multiple of Average Non-Cosponsor money from agribusiness lobbyists
1 Rep. Charlie Stenholm TX-17 $95,540 35.5
2 Rep. Calvin Dooley CA-20 $42,048 15.6
3 Sen. Paul D. Coverdell GA $34,023 12.6
4 Sen. Rick Santorum PA $32,250 12.0
5 Rep. Gary Condit CA-18 $32,023 11.9
6 Rep. William Thomas CA-21 $28,023 10.4
7 Rep. Richard Pombo CA-11 $24,273 9.0
8 Rep. Jo Ann Emerson MO-8 $23,523 8.7
9 Sen. Trent Lott MS $21,000 7.8
10 Sen. Mike Crapo ID $20,023 7.4
11 Sen. John Breaux LA $18,623 6.9
12 Rep. Wally Herger CA-2 $14,123 5.2
13 Rep. Sanford Bishop GA-2 $14,123 5.2
14 Rep. Henry Bonilla TX-23 $13,000 4.8
15 Rep. Robert Matsui CA-5 $11,023 4.1
16 Rep. Mac Thornberry TX-13 $10,939 4.1
17 Rep. George Radanovich CA-19 $9,800 3.6
18 Sen. Larry E. Craig ID $8,000 3.0
19 Rep. John Spratt SC-5 $8,000 3.0
20 Rep. Frank D. Lucas OK-6 $7,000 2.6
21 Rep. John Doolittle CA-4 $6,523 2.4
22 Sen. Conrad Burns MT $6,000 2.2
23 Rep. Nethercutt WA-5 $5,625 2.1
24 Rep. Bennie Thompson MS-2 $5,367 2.0
25 Rep. Helen Chenoweth ID-1 $5,323 2.0

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from Federal Election Commission data.