BP has made plenty of news lately. It's worth taking a quick look at how they are influencing campaigns this year. Below are BP Corporation North America Inc. Political Action Committee's top 5 Senate and House contributions, per the Federal Election Commission.

Senate
- Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska): $5000
- Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.): $ 4,000
- Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.): $2,000
- Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.): $2,000
- Richard Burr (R-N.C.): $2,000

- Total to Democrats: $13,000
- Total to GOP: $14,000

House
- Fred Upton (R-Mich.): $2,000
- John M. Shimkus (R-Ill.): $2,000
- Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.): $2,000
- John Culberson (R-Texas): $2,000
- Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.): $1,500

- Total to Democrats : $19,500
- Total GOP: $31,000

Christopher J. Santarelli is an editorial intern at C&E.