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Rep. Tim Murphy

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Birthdate: b. 09/11/1952
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
District: represents PA-18
Political Party: Republican
Religion: Catholic
Education: PhD, Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1979 MA, Psychology, Cleveland State University, 1976 BS, Psychology, Wheeling Jesuit University, 1974.
Last elected in 2006 receiving 144,632 (58.0%) votes.
Biographical information from Project Vote Smart, Wikipedia. Photo from Congressional Biographical Directory.

Money

Raised $904,340 (#194)
Spent 34% (#540)
From self 0% (#34)
From individuals 41% (#379)
From PACs 58% (#126)
PAC = Political Action Committees. Money data from the FECfor the 200X cycle.

Earmarks

Requested 18 (#343)
Total cost $80,311,000 (#159)
Received 17 (#341)
Total cost $11,666,500 (#403)
Data for fiscal year 2008 from Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Voting Analysis

Ideology 33% right-wing (#171)
Predictable 90% (#356)
Data and terminology from VoteView. Unpredictable measures how often members vote against their party.

Speeches

Spoke 6 times (#221)
Avg. length 868 words (#243)
Data for 110th Congress from GovTrack.

Bills

Co-sponsored 576 (#396)
Introduced 63 (#265)
Debated 4 (#360)
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
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 85% (6/7 votes)
Public Citizen 80% (8/10 votes)
National Association of Realtors 75% (6/8 votes)
National Association of Home Builders 71% (5/7 votes)
NAACP 71% (5/7 votes)
Mortgage Bankers Association 66% (4/6 votes)
US Chamber of Commerce 66% (4/6 votes)
National Retail Federation 60% (3/5 votes)
American Nurses Association 60% (3/5 votes)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 50% (3/6 votes)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 50% (7/14 votes)
AFL-CIO 46% (6/13 votes)
American Civil Liberties Union 40% (2/5 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
Converteam $750 $800000 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 Andrew Mr. Aloe $9,650 from September 24, 2004 to February 9, 2007
2 Glen Mr. Meakem $8,200 from February 26, 2005 to February 16, 2007
3 John Mr. Mascaro $7,500 from August 17, 2005 to June 25, 2007
4 Mark Mr. Miller $6,200 from February 17, 2005 to August 23, 2007
5 William Mr. Lieberman $6,200 from September 29, 2004 to February 20, 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 $160,725
2 Consol Energy $35,350
3 Federated Investors $29,550
4 Upmc Health System $22,850
5 U S Steel $22,500
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. Barry Kasinitz - International Association Of Fire Fighters $5,000
2 Mr. Hasan R. Solomon - International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers $5,000
3 Jennifer Gabler - The Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation $5,000
4 Mr. Joshua Heit - National Automobile Dealers Association $5,000
5 Bruce R. Byrd - At&T Services, Inc. And Its Affiliates $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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