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Rep. Peter J. Visclosky

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Nickname: known as "Pete"
Birthdate: b. 08/13/1949
Birthplace: Gary, IN
District: represents IN-01
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: Masters, International/Comparative Law, Georgetown University, 1982 JD, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1973 BS, Accounting, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, 1970.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 104,195 (70.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $1,383,349 (#105)
Spent 37% (#521)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 67% (#105)
From PACs 31% (#392)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 71 (#79)
Total cost $146,674,000 (#111)
Received 69 (#76)
Total cost $129,905,000 (#89)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 47% left-wing (#368)
Predictable 97% (#129)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 2 times (#407)
Avg. length 497 words (#494)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 684 (#359)
Introduced 72 (#233)
Debated 13 (#164)
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
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
NAACP 100% (7/7 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 100% (6/6 votes)
AFL-CIO 100% (13/13 votes)
Public Citizen 90% (9/10 votes)
National Association of Realtors 87% (7/8 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 85% (6/7 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 80% (4/5 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 66% (4/6 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 60% (3/5 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 57% (4/7 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
St Century Systems $9,500 $2000000 2008
General Atomics $1,000 $800000 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 Harold Rafuse $6,500 from March 23, 2004 to March 26, 2007
2 Charles Collins $6,300 from April 29, 2003 to April 24, 2007
3 David Mr. Gross $6,100 from May 22, 2001 to March 30, 2006
4 James Barker $6,000 from May 7, 2003 to March 24, 2008
5 Alan J Friedman $6,000 from March 23, 2004 to March 28, 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 Self $242,300
2 Pma Group $126,700
3 Psi $72,000
4 Prologic $59,750
5 Ptc $44,500
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. Richard M Gold - Holland & Knight Llp $5,000
2 Mr. David Lynch - Energy Future Holdings (Formerly Txu Electric Delivery) $5,000
3 Vincent Torregiano - International Longshoremen'S Association, Afl-Cio $5,000
4 Ms. Kathryn H. Lehman - Holland & Knight Llp $5,000
5 Mr. William James Jonas Iii - Holland & Knight Llp $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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