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Rep. Ted Poe

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Birthdate: b. 09/10/1948
District: represents TX-02
Political Party: Republican
Education: JD, University of Houston Law Center BA, Political Science, Abilene Christian University.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 90,490 (66.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $460,926 (#415)
Spent 51% (#430)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 62% (#156)
From PACs 33% (#374)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 11 (#449)
Total cost $8,988,000 (#448)
Received 11 (#436)
Total cost $8,235,500 (#448)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 66% right-wing (#42)
Predictable 91% (#335)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 26 times (#28)
Avg. length 869 words (#242)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 487 (#422)
Introduced 30 (#390)
Debated 6 (#284)
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
US Chamber of Commerce 83% (5/6 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 64% (9/14 votes)
Public Citizen 60% (6/10 votes)
National Retail Federation 60% (3/5 votes)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 57% (4/7 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 50% (3/6 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 33% (2/6 votes)
NAACP 28% (2/7 votes)
National Association of Realtors 25% (2/8 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 20% (1/5 votes)
American Nurses Association 20% (1/5 votes)
AFL-CIO 7% (1/13 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 Mark Lanier $8,800 from January 26, 2006 to November 1, 2007
2 Charles Mcmahen $8,700 from November 22, 2004 to September 24, 2007
3 Walter Umphrey $8,400 from February 15, 2006 to March 29, 2007
4 Dan Duncan $7,400 from April 26, 2004 to September 21, 2007
5 Louis R. Woodhill $6,400 from May 15, 2004 to September 24, 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 $426,525
2 Retired $37,050
3 Na $13,150
4 Angel Construction Company $11,200
5 Lanier Law Firm $8,800
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 Nick Kirkhorn - Honeywell International $2,500
3 Government Affairs Department - Air Line Pilots Association $2,500
4 Mr. Daniel A. Mica - Credit Union National Association $2,500
5 Mr. Joshua Heit - National Automobile Dealers Association $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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