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Sen. Max S. Baucus

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Birthdate: b. 12/11/1941
Birthplace: Helena, MT
District: represents MT
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: United Church of Christ
Education: LLB, Stanford University Law School, 1967 BA, Economics, Stanford University, 1964.
Last elected in 2002 receiving 204,853 (63.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $7,112,598 (#8)
Spent 43% (#484)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 56% (#227)
From PACs 37% (#336)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 109 (#47)
Total cost $431,887,380 (#60)
Received 94 (#52)
Total cost $214,084,320 (#65)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 18% left-wing (#209)
Predictable 92% (#318)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 20 times (#44)
Avg. length 1,375 words (#96)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,088 (#242)
Introduced 318 (#21)
Debated 43 (#42)
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
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 20% (1/5 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
Montana State University $200 $149000 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 Robert Jagunich $33,100 on July 16, 2007
2 Dennis Washington $32,800 on March 6, 2007
3 Sheldon Kasowitz $32,700 from May 15, 2006 to June 28, 2007
4 Roger Allman $32,100 on June 27, 2007
5 Wesley Edens $28,900 on June 20, 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 Homemaker $377,241
2 Self $315,288
3 Retired $116,200
4 National Biofuels $44,000
5 Scheringplough $36,000
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. David C Rich - Greater New York Hospital Association $10,000
2 Theodore Okon - Mr. Theodore Okon $9,000
3 Theodore Okon - Mr. Theodore Okon $9,000
4 Mr. Tristan North - American Ambulance Association $5,000
5 Charles B. Sewell - National Community Pharmacists Association $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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