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Sen. Maria Cantwell

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Birthdate: b. 10/13/1958
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
District: represents WA
Political Party: Democrat
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: BA, Public Policy, Miami University of Ohio, 1980.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 1,184,659 (57.0%) votes.

Money

Raised $643,460 (#321)
Spent 112% (#100)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 89% (#12)
From PACs 1% (#554)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 204 (#13)
Total cost $1,074,553,000 (#7)
Received 185 (#12)
Total cost $434,166,700 (#17)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 42% left-wing (#324)
Predictable 96% (#189)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 5 times (#259)
Avg. length 910 words (#226)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,022 (#261)
Introduced 138 (#99)
Debated 28 (#71)
Enacted 3 (#220)
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 40% (2/5 votes)
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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
University Of Washington $1,000 $3200000 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 Michael Skloff $26,700 on December 1, 2005
2 Jim Brooks $26,700 on December 19, 2005
3 Linden Amadon $26,700 on September 27, 2005
4 Gregory Shaw $26,700 on March 14, 2006
5 Diana M Simon $26,700 on December 22, 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 $1,581,740
2 Microsoft $124,850
3 Baron Budd $46,900
4 University Of Washington $43,675
5 Second Avenue Partners $42,900
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. Kenneth M. Vittor - The Mcgraw-Hill Companies $25,000
2 Mrs. Sandra Burgess Miller - Denny Miller Associates $1,250
3 Mrs. Sandra Burgess Miller - Denny Miller Associates $1,000
4 Mr. Gregory J Wang - Ferguson Group $1,000
5 Mr. Gregory J Wang - Ferguson Group $1,000
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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