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Rep. Clifford B. Stearns

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Nickname: known as "Cliff"
Birthdate: b. 04/16/1941
Birthplace: Washington, DC
District: represents FL-06
Political Party: Republican
Religion: Presbyterian
Education: Graduate Work, University of California - Los Angeles, 1965 BS, Electrical Engineering, George Washington University, 1963.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 136,601 (60.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $482,283 (#400)
Spent 92% (#157)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 25% (#507)
From PACs 42% (#279)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 16 (#373)
Total cost $37,446,600 (#267)
Received 16 (#365)
Total cost $34,884,100 (#223)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 74% right-wing (#30)
Predictable 91% (#340)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 13 times (#100)
Avg. length 822 words (#274)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,354 (#182)
Introduced 165 (#69)
Debated 19 (#106)
Enacted 4 (#177)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
US Chamber of Commerce 83% (5/6 votes)
National Retail Federation 80% (4/5 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 64% (9/14 votes)
Public Citizen 60% (6/10 votes)
National Association of Realtors 50% (4/8 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 42% (3/7 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 42% (3/7 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 33% (2/6 votes)
NAACP 28% (2/7 votes)
American Nurses Association 20% (1/5 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 20% (1/5 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 16% (1/6 votes)
AFL-CIO 7% (1/13 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
University Of Florida $5,450 $5949000 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 George Shuman $9,150 from March 15, 2004 to April 30, 2008
2 S. Clark Butler $5,200 from March 9, 2005 to June 16, 2008
3 James Claudia M. $5,000 from April 9, 2001 to December 29, 2003
4 James V. Agonis $4,400 from October 18, 2006 to February 20, 2008
5 William W. Canfield $4,200 on July 27, 2005
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 $86,750
2 Retired $10,150
3 Us Oncology $7,100
4 Butler Enterprises $6,950
5 Dist Elec Components $6,700
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 Carolyn Lee - Telecommunications Industry Association $8,500
2 Carolyn Lee - Telecommunications Industry Association $4,456
3 Mr. Victor W. Tkacs - Verizon & Its Affiliates, Except Verizon Wireless $3,000
4 Mr. Howard E Woolley - Verizon Wireless $3,000
5 Mr. Jerry Giovaniello - National Association Of Realtors $3,000
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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