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Buchanan, Mack dump BP-related stock



U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, dumped significant BP stock holdings following the Gulf oil disaster, according to financial disclosure reports analyzed by the Center For Responsive Politics.

Buchanan had between $31,000 and $115,000 worth of BP stock in 2009 but showed none in 2010.

What's more, Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, was among the lawmakers who divested stock in Transocean, the company that owned the oil platform that exploded last year. Records from 2009 show he had as much as $15,000 invested. Mack's wife, California Rep. Mary Bono Mack, also dumped Transocean stock.

[Last modified: Monday, June 20, 2011 3:51pm]


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