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Rep. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Nickname: known as "Ron"
Birthdate: b. 08/20/1935
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
District: represents TX-14
Political Party: Write-In, Constitution Party of Montana, Louisiana Taxpayers Party
Religion: Protestant
Education: MD, Duke University, 1967 BS, Gettysburg College, 1957.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 94,380 (60.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $35,056,171 (#2)
Spent 87% (#193)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 99% (#4)
From PACs 0% (#564)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 12 (#435)
Total cost $47,920,000 (#223)
Received 9 (#461)
Total cost $10,993,000 (#410)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 136% right-wing (#1)
Predictable 78% (#458)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 13 times (#100)
Avg. length 681 words (#364)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 1,829 (#95)
Introduced 315 (#22)
Debated 2 (#443)
Enacted 0 (#469)
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)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 64% (9/14 votes)
Public Citizen 60% (6/10 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 42% (3/7 votes)
Friends Committee on National Legislation 40% (2/5 votes)
AFL-CIO 30% (4/13 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 28% (2/7 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 20% (1/5 votes)
American Nurses Association 20% (1/5 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 16% (1/6 votes)
National Association of Realtors 12% (1/8 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 Sarah P. Kraft $12,900 from September 20, 2002 to March 3, 2008
2 Carl A. Davis $12,700 from June 30, 2001 to December 18, 2007
3 Edgar Wrenn $12,300 from August 20, 2001 to May 2, 2007
4 Lois E. Davis $11,800 from August 26, 2002 to December 18, 2007
5 Everard Book $11,600 from June 1, 2001 to February 4, 2008
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 $2,602,640
2 Retired $1,266,600
3 Us Army $60,845
4 Google $58,551
5 Microsoft $49,933
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. Jerry Giovaniello - National Association Of Realtors $5,000
2 Mr. Daniel A. Mica - Credit Union National Association $2,500
3 David M. Richardson - Southwest Airlines $1,200
4 Mr. Aaron Houston - Marijuana Policy Project $1,000
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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