Oil and gas companies and big business trade associations were among those keeping up donations after Manchin announced he would not run for re-election.
American Petroleum Institute
Chevron, Valero, and Devon Energy were among the largest donors to the super PACs aligned with Mike Johnson and Mitch McConnell last year.
Republican lawmakers who wrote bills that were wrapped into the H.R. 1 energy package own stock in Marathon Oil, Chevron, and family-held oil and gas drilling operations.
Fossil fuel industry donors like Chevron poured $27 million into the super PAC that helped Republicans take control of the House in the midterms.
The American Petroleum Institute's latest tax filing reveals payments to an opaque group that has spent millions on ads promoting Henry Cuellar, Kyrsten Sinema, and other conservative Democrats.
As it collects record profits, Big Oil is donating more than ever to the largest Republican super PACs.