No Fossil Fuel Money pledge
In the race to replace oil and gas ally Cedric Richmond, the leading candidates have their own histories with the industry.
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) is likely to be the first to abandon the campaign finance pledge, after promising voters before she was elected that “this kind of pay-to-play governance is unacceptable.”
The Joe Kennedy campaign told Sludge it would refund fossil fuel lobbyist donations that violate the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge, which Kennedy signed, but it appears it did not follow through.
A lobbyist for natural gas and pipeline companies gave Kennedy the legal maximum contribution, a violation of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge that Kennedy signed.