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Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

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Birthdate: b. 04/29/1946
Birthplace: New York City, NY
District: represents NJ-11
Political Party: Republican
Religion: Episcopalian
Education: Attended, American History, Trinity College, 1971 BA, Hobart College, 1969.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 126,085 (62.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $684,493 (#295)
Spent 70% (#291)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 71% (#81)
From PACs 27% (#438)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 47 (#114)
Total cost $188,840,000 (#91)
Received 44 (#117)
Total cost $88,780,960 (#120)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 43% right-wing (#142)
Predictable 89% (#388)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 2 times (#407)
Avg. length 675 words (#370)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 649 (#369)
Introduced 93 (#171)
Debated 8 (#240)
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
Mortgage Bankers Association 100% (6/6 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 100% (6/6 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 100% (7/7 votes)
National Retail Federation 80% (4/5 votes)
National Association of Realtors 75% (6/8 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 64% (9/14 votes)
Public Citizen 60% (6/10 votes)
NAACP 57% (4/7 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 50% (3/6 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 42% (3/7 votes)
American Nurses Association 40% (2/5 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 40% (2/5 votes)
AFL-CIO 23% (3/13 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
Drs Technologies $2,300 $2400000 2008
Impact Instrumentation $2,000 $2400000 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 L. B. Doggett $15,200 from September 29, 2004 to February 11, 2008
2 Elizabeth Raveche $14,450 from May 9, 2002 to March 31, 2008
3 Jonathan S. Linen $12,800 from March 28, 2002 to February 14, 2008
4 Leanna Brown $11,550 from June 18, 2001 to March 31, 2008
5 Marilyn Thompson $11,500 from May 14, 2001 to June 30, 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 $287,295
2 Retired $41,200
3 Stevens Inst Of Technology $32,700
4 Atlantic Health Systems $24,700
5 Dewey Electronics $19,700
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 Laurie Michel - Merck & Co, Inc $5,000
2 Mr. Joseph M. Stanton - National Association Of Home Builders $5,000
3 Mr. James Elkin - Novartis $5,000
4 Mr. David A. Lovett - American Association Of Orthopaedic Surgeons $4,000
5 Mr. Gregory R. Dahlberg - Lockheed Martin Corporation $4,000
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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