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Rep. Charles J. Melancon

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Nickname: known as "Charlie"
District: represents LA-03
Political Party: Democratic
Education: BA, Agri-Business, University of Southwestern Louisiana.
Last elected in 2004 receiving 57,611 (50.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $1,102,604 (#151)
Spent 33% (#552)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 45% (#334)
From PACs 53% (#164)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 23 (#263)
Total cost $49,490,500 (#217)
Received 22 (#260)
Total cost $48,139,500 (#174)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 22% left-wing (#220)
Predictable 92% (#297)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 2 times (#407)
Avg. length 907 words (#228)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 354 (#469)
Introduced 24 (#418)
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
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
National Association of Realtors 87% (7/8 votes)
NAACP 85% (6/7 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 83% (5/6 votes)
AFL-CIO 76% (10/13 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 71% (5/7 votes)
Public Citizen 70% (7/10 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 66% (4/6 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 57% (4/7 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 40% (2/5 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 40% (2/5 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 33% (2/6 votes)
National Retail Federation 20% (1/5 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 14% (2/14 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 Linda D Mccollum $16,900 from January 26, 2004 to April 26, 2007
2 Howard Mccollum $16,900 from January 26, 2004 to April 26, 2007
3 Fred Settoon $13,400 from March 4, 2004 to April 26, 2007
4 Don J Savoie $13,100 from January 9, 2004 to December 31, 2007
5 Brian Cheramie $9,600 from August 12, 2005 to February 26, 2008
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 $363,087
2 Retired $71,950
3 Communications Of America $26,450
4 Lula Westfield Llc $21,700
5 Domengeaux Wright Roy Edwards $17,400
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. Nathaniel H. Lacour - American Federation Of Teachers $5,000
2 Marilyn A. Harris - Marathon Oil Corporation $3,000
3 Marilyn A. Harris - Marathon Oil Corporation $3,000
4 Craig A. Purser - National Beer Wholesalers Association $2,500
5 Vincent Torregiano - International Longshoremen'S Association, Afl-Cio $2,500
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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