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Rep. John P. Murtha

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Nickname: known as "Jack"
Birthdate: b. 06/17/1932
Birthplace: New Martinsville, WV
District: represents PA-12
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Catholic
Education: Graduate Study, Economics/Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania BA, Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1958 Attended, Washington and Jefferson College, 1952.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 123,472 (61.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $1,518,567 (#94)
Spent 77% (#252)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 67% (#108)
From PACs 31% (#390)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 77 (#77)
Total cost $203,960,000 (#86)
Received 74 (#73)
Total cost $137,397,200 (#84)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 21% left-wing (#218)
Predictable 94% (#246)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 2 times (#407)
Avg. length 3,048 words (#9)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 946 (#288)
Introduced 39 (#349)
Debated 8 (#240)
Enacted 7 (#100)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 100% (6/6 votes)
NAACP 100% (7/7 votes)
AFL-CIO 100% (13/13 votes)
National Association of Realtors 87% (7/8 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)
Public Citizen 50% (5/10 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
Drs $1,500 $8000000 2008
Concurrent Technologies $1,500 $8000000 2008
Mts Technologies $1,500 $4200000 2008
Trident Systems $1,000 $3200000 2008
Nokomis $1,500 $1000000 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 Ronald Mr. Kuchera $14,700 from April 5, 2002 to November 8, 2007
2 James Mr. Ervin $14,600 from June 14, 2001 to March 4, 2008
3 Barton Mr. Whitman $14,350 from April 27, 2001 to February 21, 2008
4 Kim Mr. Kunkle $13,900 from April 5, 2002 to February 19, 2008
5 Alan J. Mr. Friedman $13,800 from April 23, 2002 to March 4, 2008
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 Upmc $161,900
2 Self $98,100
3 Pma Group $84,100
4 Drs Technologies $57,500
5 Mts Technologies $57,450
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. Robert Fitch - Bae Systems, Inc. $15,427
2 Ms. Eugenia C Stoner - University Of Pittsburgh $13,860
3 Mr. Thomas R. Madson - General Dynamics Corp $11,593
4 Mr. Gregory R. Dahlberg - Lockheed Martin Corporation $10,000
5 Robert Dubrow - Nuclear Energy Institute, Inc $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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