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Names in the News: ChevronTexaco

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Abstract:

ChevronTexaco, the oil giant that will grow even bigger with its planned acquisition of Unocal, has made its presence felt in state-level politics over the years.

The company has given at least $2.4 million to state-level political candidates and party committees since the 2000 election cycle, spreading its contributions across the country but focusing the bulk of its giving in its home state of California. Eighteen of the top 20 recipients of ChevronTexaco funds since 2000 are California candidates and party committees.