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Democratic Michigan Candidate Gets Campaign Contribution From Petroleum CEO

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Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic primary candidate for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District, claims she stands for environmental justice, but her PAC took money from the CEO of a petroleum distribution company.

The donation of $2,500 comes from Wisfe Aish, CEO of Double AA Corporation. The corporation bills itself as “one of Northern California’s premiere service providers” and touts partnerships with “Valero-Beacon, ConocoPhillips, and Chevron.”

“… we’ve got a lot of big polluters getting away with poisoning our community,” Tlaib’s campaign page states. Tlaib is endorsed by The People for Bernie Sanders, which advocates for the banning of fossil fuels.

Another major endorser, Justice Democrats, also advocates for moving away from fossil fuels. (RELATED: Cities Suing Big Oil Over Climate Change Forced To Answer About The Benefits Of Fossil Fuels)

Tlaib, if elected, would be the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress. Her supporters include Women’s March icon and Muslim activist Linda Sarsour, who donated $1,000 to her campaign.

Tlaib’s campaign did not reply to a request for comment.

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