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Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg

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Birthdate: b. 01/23/1924
Birthplace: Paterson, NJ
District: represents NJ
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Jewish
Education: BS, Economics, Columbia University School of Business, 1949.
Last elected in 2002 receiving 1,138,193 (54.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $5,694,173 (#11)
Spent 52% (#419)
From self 0% (#26)
From individuals 64% (#131)
From PACs 18% (#499)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 243 (#5)
Total cost $483,948,635 (#51)
Received 221 (#6)
Total cost $346,193,683 (#37)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 57% left-wing (#415)
Predictable 97% (#112)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 15 times (#80)
Avg. length 1,007 words (#186)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,021 (#262)
Introduced 140 (#95)
Debated 18 (#112)
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
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 20% (1/5 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 Richard Kurtz $28,500 on October 30, 2007
2 Mark Fisch $25,000 on October 30, 2007
3 Erwin Fisch $25,000 on October 30, 2007
4 Gary Lobue $17,600 from March 12, 2007 to October 30, 2007
5 Steven Plofker $16,000 from June 25, 2007 to October 24, 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 $432,135
2 Cantor Fitzgerald $42,800
3 Kamson $40,500
4 Goldman Sachs Co $36,300
5 Carella Byrne $36,100
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. Daniel J. Ekstein - J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. $10,000
2 Mr. Christopher Sloan - International Union Of Painters And Allied Trades $5,000
3 Mr. Christopher Sloan - International Union Of Painters And Allied Trades $5,000
4 Ms. Tyler Cotrone - Macandrews South Corporation (Formerly Macandrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.) $5,000
5 Mr. Hasan R. Solomon - International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers $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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