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Rep. Gene Taylor

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Birthdate: b. 09/17/1953
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
District: represents MS-04
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: Graduate Studies, Business/Economics, University of Southern Mississippi, 1978-1980 BS, Political Science/History, Tulane University, 1974.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 110,996 (80.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $239,039 (#512)
Spent 89% (#183)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 19% (#532)
From PACs 76% (#16)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 20 (#304)
Total cost $49,926,000 (#214)
Received 19 (#309)
Total cost $53,024,000 (#161)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 21% left-wing (#215)
Predictable 85% (#439)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 2 times (#407)
Avg. length 977 words (#195)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 958 (#284)
Introduced 26 (#407)
Debated 10 (#206)
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
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 100% (7/7 votes)
Public Citizen 90% (9/10 votes)
National Association of Realtors 87% (7/8 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
NAACP 71% (5/7 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
AFL-CIO 69% (9/13 votes)
American Nurses Association 60% (3/5 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 50% (3/6 votes)
National Retail Federation 40% (2/5 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 40% (2/5 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 28% (4/14 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 Joel Mr. Dunagin $6,000 from August 23, 2001 to March 27, 2006
2 Paul Mr. Glover $5,500 from July 18, 2003 to October 27, 2007
3 Robert Mr. Gagne $5,000 from June 11, 2004 to August 9, 2006
4 Dan Mr. Magruder $4,500 from October 20, 2001 to October 15, 2006
5 Walter Mr. Gezari $4,000 from September 1, 2004 to May 11, 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 $154,114
2 Dunagin Pest Control $7,000
3 Bienville Specialists $6,267
4 Brown Co $5,757
5 Seemann Composites $5,400
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. Timothy Alan Cook - Alion Science And Technology $5,000
2 Craig A. Purser - National Beer Wholesalers Association $5,000
3 Craig A. Purser - National Beer Wholesalers Association $5,000
4 Mr. John Decrosta - Apl Limited $4,400
5 Mr. James R. Meltsner - Northrop Grumman Corporation $4,000
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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