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Rep. James P. McGovern

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Nickname: known as "Jim"
Birthdate: b. 11/20/1959
Birthplace: Worcester, MA
District: represents MA-03
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: MPA, American University, 1984 BA, History, American University, 1981.
Last elected in 2006, unopposed.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $727,702 (#269)
Spent 50% (#433)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 76% (#47)
From PACs 23% (#469)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 26 (#226)
Total cost $29,005,000 (#306)
Received 26 (#212)
Total cost $27,675,000 (#267)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 64% left-wing (#437)
Predictable 99% (#1)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 21 times (#43)
Avg. length 1,056 words (#168)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 3,523 (#4)
Introduced 67 (#251)
Debated 8 (#240)
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
NAACP 100% (7/7 votes)
AFL-CIO 100% (13/13 votes)
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 100% (6/6 votes)
National Association of Realtors 100% (8/8 votes)
Public Citizen 90% (9/10 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 85% (6/7 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 80% (4/5 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 60% (3/5 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
Protonex Technology $750 $2800000 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 Carolyn Mugar $8,600 from May 7, 2004 to November 28, 2007
2 John Mcquillan $8,300 from June 4, 2004 to November 28, 2007
3 Anthony Malkin $7,500 from October 27, 2004 to March 10, 2007
4 Barbara Sutton $6,750 from June 29, 2001 to July 16, 2003
5 Rachelle Malkin $6,500 from March 2, 2005 to March 10, 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 $163,631
2 Cassidy Assoc $13,150
3 Steel Resources $13,000
4 Sepracor $12,900
5 Dewey Square Group $12,750
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 Kevin Anderson - Friends Of The World Food Program $17,348
2 Mr. Mark Wanda - Sepracor Inc. $5,000
3 Mr. Frederick P. Mcluckie - International Brotherhood Of Teamsters $4,000
4 Christopher J. Hanley - International Union Of Operating Engineers $2,500
5 Mr. Nathaniel H. Lacour - American Federation Of Teachers $2,500
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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