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Sen. Barbara Boxer

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Birthdate: b. 11/11/1940
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
District: represents CA
Political Party: Democrat
Religion: Jewish
Education: BA, Economics, Brooklyn College, 1962.
Last elected in 2004 receiving 6,955,728 (58.0%) votes.

Money

Raised $3,427,808 (#32)
Spent 43% (#482)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 83% (#25)
From PACs 10% (#527)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 115 (#43)
Total cost $677,394,880 (#30)
Received 102 (#44)
Total cost $422,407,280 (#18)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 67% left-wing (#441)
Predictable 96% (#159)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 15 times (#80)
Avg. length 1,383 words (#92)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,837 (#94)
Introduced 380 (#10)
Debated 66 (#17)
Enacted 14 (#40)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
American Nurses Association 100% (3/3 votes)
Consumer Federation of America 100% (3/3 votes)
National Association of Social Workers 100% (3/3 votes)
American Academy of Pediatrics 100% (4/4 votes)
AFL-CIO 75% (3/4 votes)
Public Citizen 75% (3/4 votes)
Sierra Club 33% (1/3 votes)
National Retail Federation 33% (1/3 votes)
More interest groups →
Data from Maplight.org , for the 11Xth Congress.

Top Contributors

Individuals reporting the same zip code who have donated to a lawmaker's political campaign. Use with caution: based on raw FEC data.
1 Nicola Miner $33,100 from February 19, 2007 to August 21, 2007
2 Marcia Goldman $33,100 on September 21, 2007
3 Margaret Schink $20,000 on September 27, 2007
4 Regis Mckenna $15,000 on October 9, 2007
5 Amo Penzias $14,600 on September 6, 2007
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Contributor Employers

Campaigns disclose the employers of their contributors; this list aggregates them. Use with caution: this list is based on raw FEC data
1 Self $725,833
2 Retired $248,475
3 Homemaker $167,672
4 Girardi Keese $69,000
5 Writer $39,141
More contributors →
Source: FEC data from the 1980 to 2000 election cycles.

Top Lobby Contributors

New rules require lobbyists to disclose their giving, and giving by the PACs they control. Use with caution: This data compiled from raw filings
1 Mr. Daniel Crane - The Crane Group $200,000
2 Ms. Lauren E. Jones - Association Of American Railroads $6,281
3 Scott B. Gudes - National Marine Manufacturers Association $5,000
4 Mr. Charles M. Loveless - American Federation Of State, County And Municipal Employees $5,000
5 Jay Tangney - Holcim (Us) Inc. $5,000
More lobby contributors →
Source: Senate Office of Public Records LD-203 disclosure database; data from 2008.
Some campaign finance information from Open Secrets.


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