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Rep. Mark Edward Souder

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Birthdate: b. 07/18/1950
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN
District: represents IN-03
Political Party: Republican
Religion: Evangelical
Education: MBA, University Notre Dame, 1974 BS, Business Administration, Indiana University at Fort Wayne, 1972.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 95,421 (54.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $458,630 (#417)
Spent 37% (#530)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 49% (#291)
From PACs 51% (#192)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 18 (#343)
Total cost $16,219,100 (#388)
Received 17 (#341)
Total cost $17,677,700 (#338)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 50% right-wing (#108)
Predictable 87% (#432)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 3 times (#357)
Avg. length 1,843 words (#45)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 2,160 (#62)
Introduced 58 (#279)
Debated 16 (#126)
Enacted 4 (#177)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
US Chamber of Commerce 83% (5/6 votes)
National Retail Federation 80% (4/5 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 64% (9/14 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 57% (4/7 votes)
NAACP 57% (4/7 votes)
National Association of Realtors 50% (4/8 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 40% (2/5 votes)
Public Citizen 40% (4/10 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 33% (2/6 votes)
American Nurses Association 20% (1/5 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 16% (1/6 votes)
AFL-CIO 15% (2/13 votes)
More interest groups →
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 Donald Mcardle $12,400 from May 21, 2001 to June 26, 2007
2 E. Mark Deister $12,300 from September 1, 2001 to August 17, 2007
3 Rhonda Hanning $12,040 from August 21, 2001 to March 30, 2007
4 John Crawford $9,300 from September 1, 2001 to December 12, 2007
5 Dean Kruse $9,000 from March 22, 2002 to November 9, 2006
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 $87,950
2 Retired $61,350
3 Autocollision Services $31,900
4 Bills Bistro $14,140
5 Deister Machine $12,600
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 Brooke Frankenfield - Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc $5,000
2 Mr. Joshua Heit - National Automobile Dealers Association $4,000
3 William A. Daoulas - Amgeneral Llc $3,000
4 Mr. William A. Syers - Itt Corporation (Formerly Itt Industries) $2,500
5 Bruce R. Byrd - At&T Services, Inc. And Its Affiliates $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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