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Sen. John Forbes Kerry

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Birthdate: b. 12/11/1943
Birthplace: Aurora, CO
District: represents MA
Political Party: Democrat
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: JD, Boston College Law School, 1976 BA, Political Science, Yale University, 1966.
Last elected in 2002 receiving 1,605,976 (80.0%) votes.

Money

Raised $14,794,478 (#3)
Spent 38% (#512)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 12% (#551)
From PACs 4% (#542)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 145 (#29)
Total cost $579,487,000 (#40)
Received 138 (#27)
Total cost $332,645,200 (#38)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

No information available.

Speeches

Spoke 24 times (#33)
Avg. length 1,802 words (#47)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 2,044 (#70)
Introduced 364 (#15)
Debated 61 (#22)
Enacted 8 (#84)
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 James C Mr. Goodale $52,000 from July 23, 2003 to July 20, 2004
2 Michael W Harahan $50,000 from June 18, 2004 to June 19, 2004
3 Patricia Filopoulos $50,000 from August 3, 2004 to August 6, 2004
4 Scott M Mr. Whitley $50,000 on August 6, 2004
5 Peter Langerman $50,000 from June 30, 2004 to August 6, 2004
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 $29,424,500
2 Retired $947,449
3 Microsoft $382,047
4 Morgan Stanley $258,329
5 Goldman Sachs $229,250
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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 Frank J. Purcell - American Association Of Nurse Anesthetists $5,000
2 Mr. John H. Zentay - Dla Piper Us Llp $5,000
3 Craig A. Purser - National Beer Wholesalers Association $5,000
4 Craig A. Purser - National Beer Wholesalers Association $5,000
5 Mr. Lee W. Mercer - National Association Of Small Business Investment Companies $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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