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Rep. Jason Altmire

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Birthdate: b. 03/07/1968
Birthplace: Kittanning, PA
District: represents PA-04
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Catholic
Education: Masters, Health Administration, George Washington University, 1998 Bachelors, Florida State University, 1990.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 131,847 (52.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Project Vote Smart.

Money

Raised $1,614,620 (#83)
Spent 22% (#595)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 41% (#374)
From PACs 57% (#131)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 25 (#234)
Total cost $59,755,000 (#197)
Received 24 (#236)
Total cost $16,642,000 (#355)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 12% left-wing (#201)
Predictable 88% (#400)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 8 times (#175)
Avg. length 2,034 words (#33)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 392 (#456)
Introduced 24 (#418)
Debated 4 (#360)
Enacted 2 (#283)
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% (5/5 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 100% (6/6 votes)
National Association of Realtors 100% (8/8 votes)
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
AFL-CIO 90% (10/11 votes)
Public Citizen 87% (7/8 votes)
NAACP 85% (6/7 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 66% (4/6 votes)
National Retail Federation 20% (1/5 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 16% (1/6 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 14% (2/14 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
Accipiter Systems $1,500 $1000000 2008
L Communications $250 $1000000 2008
Ibis Tek $2,300 $800000 2008
Converteam $500 $800000 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 Evan Segal $6,700 from September 14, 2006 to May 11, 2007
2 Darryl Purpose $6,300 from September 30, 2005 to December 15, 2007
3 Nancy White $5,600 from September 30, 2005 to August 23, 2007
4 William Kelman $5,600 from August 23, 2007 to March 31, 2008
5 Pascal M Nardelli $5,250 from April 10, 2006 to May 31, 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 $142,984
2 Upmc $45,200
3 Ibistek $20,700
4 University Of Pittsburgh $11,310
5 Castle Brook Development $8,300
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 Karen Head - Amalgamated Transit Union $5,000
2 Mr. Raymond Bracy - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc $5,000
3 Karen Head - Amalgamated Transit Union $5,000
4 Mr. Hasan R. Solomon - International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers $5,000
5 Karen Head - Amalgamated Transit Union $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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