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Rep. Betty McCollum

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Birthdate: b. 07/12/1954
Birthplace: Saint Paul, MN
District: represents MN-04
Political Party: Democratic/Farmer/Labor
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: BA, College of Saint Catherine, 1987 AA, Inver Hill Community College, 1980.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 172,096 (70.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $373,682 (#452)
Spent 80% (#234)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 46% (#324)
From PACs 53% (#159)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 21 (#283)
Total cost $23,035,971 (#334)
Received 21 (#272)
Total cost $27,659,600 (#269)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 48% left-wing (#375)
Predictable 98% (#55)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 1 times (#477)
Avg. length 664 words (#383)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,660 (#122)
Introduced 35 (#371)
Debated 2 (#443)
Enacted 1 (#358)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 100% (6/6 votes)
AFL-CIO 100% (13/13 votes)
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
National Association of Realtors 100% (8/8 votes)
NAACP 85% (6/7 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 80% (4/5 votes)
Public Citizen 80% (8/10 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 71% (5/7 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 60% (3/5 votes)
National Retail Federation 20% (1/5 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 16% (1/6 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 14% (2/14 votes)
More interest groups →
Data from Maplight.org , for the 11Xth Congress.

Handshakes

Handshakes are funds that are donated to a politician by a employees of a company, and flow back out to the same company.
Earmark Recipient Donations Earmarks Cycle
Phygen $250 $3000000 2008

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 Louis Frillman $5,200 from September 12, 2006 to December 17, 2007
2 Mary Ann Wark $4,500 from August 11, 2002 to August 23, 2006
3 William Walter $4,300 from August 16, 2006 to February 16, 2007
4 Honorable Melanie Benjamin $4,200 on September 11, 2006
5 Ruth Usem $4,000 from July 26, 2002 to March 16, 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 $83,850
2 Robins Kaplan Miller Ciresi $22,100
3 Retired $21,627
4 Heartland Realty Investors $16,074
5 University Of Minnesota $6,800
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. Louis Gerber - Communications Workers Of America $5,000
2 Sam Wai - American Crystal Sugar Company $5,000
3 Sam Wai - American Crystal Sugar Company $5,000
4 Mr. Randall J. Moody - National Education Association $5,000
5 Mr. Frederick P. Mcluckie - International Brotherhood Of Teamsters $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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