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Rep. Peter F. Welch

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Birthdate: b. 1947
Birthplace: Springfield, MA
District: represents VT-00
Political Party: Democratic, Republican
Education: JD, University of California Berkeley, 1973 AB, Holy Cross College, 1969.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 139,815 (53.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $690,273 (#291)
Spent 28% (#580)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 69% (#91)
From PACs 27% (#430)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 24 (#251)
Total cost $37,326,400 (#269)
Received 24 (#236)
Total cost $37,673,400 (#211)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 55% left-wing (#403)
Predictable 96% (#150)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 7 times (#199)
Avg. length 1,007 words (#186)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 362 (#467)
Introduced 23 (#426)
Debated 5 (#328)
Enacted 2 (#283)
Data from GovTrack.

Interest Group Alignment

Interest Group Alignment compares a politician’s votes to positions taken by interest groups. [ more ]
GroupAgreement
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 100% (6/6 votes)
American Nurses Association 100% (5/5 votes)
NAACP 100% (7/7 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 100% (5/5 votes)
National Association of Realtors 100% (8/8 votes)
AFL-CIO 100% (11/11 votes)
Public Citizen 87% (7/8 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 83% (5/6 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 66% (4/6 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.

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 George R Yoder $8,800 from April 20, 2006 to May 6, 2007
2 Bill Stetson $8,800 from August 15, 2005 to December 12, 2007
3 Donna Carpenter $8,800 from October 25, 2005 to May 14, 2007
4 Jake Carpenter $8,800 from October 25, 2005 to May 14, 2007
5 Elizabeth Steele $8,800 from October 25, 2005 to May 25, 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 $450,117
2 Retired $242,989
3 Burton Snowboards $17,600
4 State Of Vermont $11,700
5 Mentor Network $11,650
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 Donna Crane - Naral Pro-Choice America $2,500
2 Mr. Ronald Szabat - American Society Of Anesthesiologists $2,500
3 Mr. Ronald Szabat - American Society Of Anesthesiologists $2,500
4 Mr. Michael Whelan - National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Nreca) $2,500
5 Mr. Nathaniel H. Lacour - American Federation Of Teachers $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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