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Sen. Byron L. Dorgan

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Birthdate: b. 05/14/1942
Birthplace: Regent, ND
District: represents ND
Political Party: Democrat
Religion: Lutheran
Education: MBA, University of Denver, 1966 BS, University of North Dakota, 1965.
Last elected in 2004 receiving 211,843 (68.0%) votes.

Money

Raised $806,131 (#234)
Spent 22% (#598)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 45% (#336)
From PACs 47% (#225)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 98 (#57)
Total cost $328,323,500 (#71)
Received 89 (#58)
Total cost $207,286,900 (#68)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 37% left-wing (#295)
Predictable 95% (#219)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 40 times (#8)
Avg. length 1,765 words (#51)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,238 (#209)
Introduced 252 (#33)
Debated 35 (#53)
Enacted 8 (#84)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 40% (2/5 votes)
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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 Charles M Barclay $5,100 from June 1, 2006 to September 20, 2007
2 Jeff Manelis $4,600 on March 24, 2008
3 Peter Angelos $4,600 on March 26, 2007
4 Sidney Kimmel $4,600 on July 11, 2007
5 Cantey M Ergen $4,600 on June 29, 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 $22,050
2 Pederson Group $13,800
3 Air Products $10,500
4 Homemaker $9,000
5 Go Daddy Group $8,900
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 B. Keith Trent - Duke Energy Corporation $5,000
2 Sam Wai - American Crystal Sugar Company $5,000
3 James Rowland - Wine And Spirits Wholesalers Of America, Inc. $5,000
4 Mr. James R. Meltsner - Northrop Grumman Corporation $5,000
5 Mr. William Anaya - Motorola, 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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Also known as: 300037 (GovTrack), N00004615 (OpenSecrets), D000432 (Congressional Bio), 14812 (ICPSR), (Vote Smart), S2ND00040 (FEC)

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