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May 5, 2010

Interactive: BP's $400,000 in gifts to California leaders

It's been a tough week for oil giant BP. It's trying to clean a huge spill off the coast of Louisiana, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he is withdrawing support for offshore drilling along California's coast -- something the oil industry and BP have long pushed. Few large corporations have done more to woo the state's leaders than BP. Besides the millions of dollars it has spent directly lobbying lawmakers, BP has bought more than $400,000 worth of tickets to basketball games, concerts and other events for California legislators, their staffers and their families during the past 10 years.

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