Monday, October 22, 2012

Lisa Murkowski

Senior Senator

Lisa Murkowski

Senator                        Alaska                          Republican
Appointed 2002

Energy and Natural Resources
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Indian Affairs

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                   20
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                       43
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                         20
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                         0
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                         33
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                89
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                         100

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                        73
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                       social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                 72
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                               83
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                        oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:  2009 – 2010

Yes      Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
No       Pass $787 Billion Stimulus
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Repeal DC Gun Laws
            Repeal Washington DC limits on firearms and ban on assault weapons
No       Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
            Confirm Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court
No       Pass Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance
No       Regulate Financial Firms
            New federal regulations on financial services firms
No       Pass Tax Cuts for Some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
Yes      Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
Yes      Ratify New START
            Ratify Strategic Arms Treaty with Russia
No       Confirm Elena Kagan
            Confirm Elena Kagan to Supreme Court
Yes      Stop EPA Climate Regulations
            Oppose EPA regulations of greenhouse gases under Clean Air Act
Yes      Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                Lisa Murkowski (R)*   101,091  39%                          4,072,428
                        Joe Miller (R)                  90,839  35                             3,367,483
                        Scott McAdams (D)       60,045  23                             1,331,272

2010 Primary
                        Joe Miller (R)                 55,878  51%
                        Lisa Murkowski (R)       53,872  49

2004                Lisa Murkowski (R)        149,773  49%                       5,465,098
                         Tony Knowles (D)           140,424  46                          5,768,963

                        *          Write In Candidate

Population 2010:                      710,231
State Rank:                               47th
Change since 2000:                 up 13.3%

Urban:                                      65%
Rural:                                       35

Anchorage                                291,826
Fairbanks                                   31,535
Juneau                                        31,275

Median Income:                          66,565
Median Home Value:                232,600

Private Employment:                 65%
Government Employment:         28
Self-Employed:                             7
Poverty:                                      9
Blue Collar:                              23
White Collar:                            57

Median Age:                             33
Over 65:                                       7%
Under 18:                                  26

High School Graduates:            91%
College Graduates:                   27
Graduate Degree:                     10

Veterans:                                  14%

Registered Voters 2010:
Democrats                                  74,802  15%
Republicans                              126,486  26
Independents                            286,287  59
Voter Turnout -                          258,746
Turnout, Voting Age -              50%

White:                                      64%
Black:                                         3
Hispanic:                                    6
Asian:                                         5
Native American:                     14 

2008 Presidential Vote:
John McCain (R) -                    193,841           59%
Barack Obama (D) -                123,594           38

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -               190,889        61%
John Kerry (D) -                         111,025        36

Lisa Murkowski's Voting History:

Votes in the 110th Congress:  2007 – 08

Yes      Raise CAFE standards
            Limit debate on setting higher fuel standards for vehicles
Yes      Expand SCHIP
            Expand State Children’s Health Insurance Program
*          Cap Greenhouse Gases
            Limit debate on setting Cap and Trade system to curb climate change
Yes      Bailout Financial Markets
            $700 billion dollar bailout of financial industry
Yes      Make English Official Language
            English the official language of the US
No       Path to Citizenship
            Limit debate on immigration reform bill
No       Fetus is Unborn Child
            Define fetus as an unborn child
No       Prosecute Hate Crimes
            Limit debate on measure funding prosecution of hate crimes
No       Withdraw Troops March, 2008
            Withdrawal of most US troops in Iraq by March, 2008
Yes      Iran Guard is Terrorist Group
            Iranian Revolutionary Guard is terrorist group
No       Increase Missile Defense Funding
            Increase funding for missile defense
Yes      Overhaul FISA
            Overhaul Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

*          Absent

Votes in the 109th Congress:  2005 – 06

No       Bar ANWR Drilling
            Bar oil and gas leasing in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Yes      FY06 Spending Curb
            Curb federal entitlement spending
Yes      Estate Tax Repeal
            Limit debate on proposal to permanently repeal estate tax
No       Raise Minimum Wage
            Increase minimum wage to $7.25
Yes      Confirm Samuel Alito
            Confirm Samuel Alito as Associate Justice, Supreme Court
Yes      Path to Citizenship
            Path to citizenship for illegal immigrants
Yes      Bar Same Sex Marriage
            Limit debate on Constitutional amendment for marriage to man, woman
Yes      Stem Cell Research Funding
            Federal funds for embryonic stem cell research
Yes      Limit Interstate Abortion
            Prohibit minors crossing borders for abortion without parental consent
Yes      CAFTA
            Central American Free Trade Agreement
No       Urge Iraq Withdrawal
            Start withdrawing US troops from Iraq in 2006
No       Provide Detainee Rights
            Habeas Corpus rights for military detainees

Votes in the 108th Congress:  2003 – 2004

No       Ban Drilling in ANWR
            Block drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Yes      Approve Bush Tax Cut
            Reduce taxes by $350 billion through 2013
Yes      Medicare/Rx Bill
            Medicare prescription drug benefit legislation
Yes      Bar Overtime Pay Regulations
            Block funds for federal regulations of overtime pay
Yes      Energy Bill
            Cloture motion to end debate on comprehensive energy bill
Yes      Support Roe v. Wade
            Senate support for Roe v. Wade decision
Yes      Ban Partial Birth Abortion
            Ban procedure opponents describe as “partial-birth” abortion
No       Assault Weapons Ban
            Extend for 10 years ban on assault weapons sale and possession
Yes      Ban Same Sex Marriage
            Cloture motion to end debate on Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex      
No       Ban Bunker Buster Bomb
            Prohibit Energy Department funding of “bunker-buster” program
Yes      Fund Iraq War
            Provides $87 billion for US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
No       Restrict Missile Defense
            Restrict deployment of national missile defense system

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