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Sen. Samuel D. Brownback

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Nickname: known as "Sam"
Birthdate: b. 09/12/1956
Birthplace: Parker, KS
District: represents KS
Political Party: Republican
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: JD, University of Kansas, 1982 BS, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 1979.
Last elected in 2004 receiving 780,863 (69.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $36,578 (#576)
Spent 70% (#290)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 0% (#578)
From PACs 11% (#524)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 91 (#64)
Total cost $369,423,000 (#67)
Received 86 (#61)
Total cost $227,089,151 (#63)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 44% right-wing (#138)
Predictable 86% (#437)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 13 times (#100)
Avg. length 2,181 words (#27)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 829 (#312)
Introduced 198 (#51)
Debated 20 (#100)
Enacted 5 (#142)
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 60% (3/5 votes)
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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 Dorothy Boreman $10,150 from January 22, 2007 to June 25, 2007
2 Mark C Follett $6,900 from February 5, 2007 to July 19, 2007
3 Peter S. Wareing $4,700 from April 30, 2007 to May 21, 2007
4 Sam Kim $4,200 on February 17, 2006
5 Francis Weyrens $4,200 on September 30, 2006
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 $252,426
2 Homemaker $100,399
3 Ret $91,436
4 Na $26,250
5 Retired $14,877
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. Tom Dilenge - Biotechnology Industry Organization $8,976
2 Tom Harwell - Koch Industries $5,000
3 Ms. Mary Mcgrane - Genzyme Corporation $3,000
4 Mr. Walter Price - Wachovia Corporation $2,500
5 Ms. Barbara Benham - Huntington Bancshares Incorporated $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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