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Since 1999, the combined political contributions from energy companies Ameren, Commonwealth Edison, Dominion, Dynegy, Edison International, Exelon, Midwest Generation, and NRG Energy totaled more than $6 million. The highest amounts were donated to some of the companies’ political action committees, but several lawmakers received at least $200,000.

Note: Includes contributions made between Jan. 1, 1999, and June 30, 2008. Exelon is the parent company of Commonwealth Edison. Figures for “Exelon/Commonwealth Edison” include all contributions listed for either company. Edison International is the parent company of Midwest Generation. Figures for “Edison International/Midwest Generation” include all contributions listed for either company with the exception of 78 contributions listed for “Dynegy Midwest Generation Employees.” Those contributions are listed in this table under “Dynegy/Midwest Generation.”

Source: Illinois State Board of Elections, analyzed by The Chicago Reporter.

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