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Sen. Jeff Bingaman

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Birthdate: b. 10/03/1943
Birthplace: El Paso, TX
District: represents NM
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Methodist
Education: JD, Stanford Law School, 1968 BA, Government, Harvard University, 1965.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 394,365 (71.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Project Vote Smart.

Money

Raised $193,512 (#524)
Spent 250% (#47)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 59% (#191)
From PACs 10% (#525)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 189 (#17)
Total cost $839,327,500 (#19)
Received 168 (#17)
Total cost $366,558,190 (#32)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 36% left-wing (#286)
Predictable 94% (#230)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 20 times (#44)
Avg. length 1,048 words (#174)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,715 (#112)
Introduced 432 (#7)
Debated 95 (#7)
Enacted 20 (#15)
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 George Coleman $10,500 from December 8, 2005 to June 26, 2007
2 Brian Jr Egolf $6,500 from November 21, 2005 to March 30, 2006
3 Gerald Iii Peters $5,000 on December 31, 2005
4 George Ramonas $5,000 from May 26, 2006 to February 7, 2008
5 Garrett Thornburg $5,000 on December 2, 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 $236,457
2 Retired $52,010
3 Coleman Oil Gas $10,000
4 Forest City Ent $9,750
5 Intrepid Mining $9,300
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 Mr. George A Ramonas - The Advocacy Group $3,000
2 Louise Hilsen - Nestle Usa $1,000
3 Ms. Rebecca Wodder - American Rivers $195
4 Ms. Rebecca Wodder - American Rivers $75
5 Ms. Rebecca Wodder - American Rivers $26
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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