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Rep. Darrell Issa

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District: represents CA-49
Political Party: Republican
Education: BA, Business, Siena Heights University 1976 AA, General Studies, Kent State University 1976.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 98,831 (63.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $666,141 (#305)
Spent 89% (#182)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 58% (#204)
From PACs 41% (#300)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 12 (#435)
Total cost $15,025,000 (#400)
Received 12 (#424)
Total cost $12,179,500 (#400)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 56% right-wing (#81)
Predictable 90% (#378)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 6 times (#221)
Avg. length 775 words (#300)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 732 (#346)
Introduced 68 (#245)
Debated 17 (#117)
Enacted 5 (#142)
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 71% (10/14 votes)
Public Citizen 70% (7/10 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 42% (3/7 votes)
American Nurses Association 40% (2/5 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 40% (2/5 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 33% (2/6 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 28% (2/7 votes)
NAACP 28% (2/7 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 16% (1/6 votes)
National Association of Realtors 12% (1/8 votes)
AFL-CIO 7% (1/13 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 Barry Caren $14,800 from April 25, 2003 to June 30, 2008
2 John Warner $9,800 from November 5, 2002 to April 23, 2007
3 Walter Zable $9,150 from February 12, 2002 to August 28, 2007
4 Douglas Barnhart $9,074 from October 24, 2002 to April 23, 2008
5 Donald Swortwood $8,497 from May 4, 2003 to October 16, 2006
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 $109,995
2 Magnadyne $25,000
3 Merrill Lynch $16,400
4 Temecula Valley Bank $14,400
5 Barnhart $12,250
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. Bruce Carnes - National Cable And Telecommunications Association $5,000
2 Mr. John Barnes - Raytheon Company $5,000
3 Bruce R. Byrd - At&T Services, Inc. And Its Affiliates $3,000
4 Mary Jane Seebach - Countrywide Financial Corp (Former: Countywide Home Loans) $3,000
5 Ms. Laura Livoy - Southern California Edison Company $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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