Monday, October 29, 2012

Mark Warner

Gang of Eight - member
     Bi-partisan members attempting to negotiate deficit reduction deal in order to avoid the
     Fiscal Cliff

Mark Warner

Senator                             Virginia                  Democrat
Elected 2008

Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Budget, Commerce, Science and Transportation
Intelligence (Select)
Joint Economic Committee
Rules and Administration


ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                   80
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                        80
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                          94                   
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                        86
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                          67
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                 19
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                             36

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                            8
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                       social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                 10
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                                   4
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:  2009 – 2010

Yes      Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
Yes      Pass $787 Billion Stimulus
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Repeal DC Gun Laws
            Repeal DC firearms limits and semiautomatic weapons ban
Yes      Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
            Confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court
Yes      Pass Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance
Yes      Regulate Financial Firms
            Regulations on financial services firms
Yes      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
Yes      Confirm Elena Kagan
            Confirm Elena Kagan to Supreme Court
No       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

2008                Mark Warner (D)           2,369,327  65%                       13,663,049
                        James Gilmore (R)        1,228,830  34                             2,777,933

Population 2010:                      8,001,024
State Rank:                               12th
Change since 2000:                 up 13.0%

Urban:                                      72%
Rural:                                        28

Virginia Beach                        437,994
Norfolk                                      242,803
Chesapeake                            222,209
Arlington                                   207,627

Median Income:                         60,539
Median Home Value:              260,100

Private Employment:                 72%
Government Employment:        23
Self-Employed:                            5
Poverty:                                    10
Blue Collar:                              19
White Collar:                            64

Median Age:                            37
Over 65:                                   12%
Under 18:                                 24

High School Graduates:            86%
College Graduates:                   34
Graduate Degree:                     14

Veterans:                                   12%

Registered Voters 2010:
No Party Registration
Voter Turnout -                         2,189,841
Turnout, Voting Age -              36%

White:                                      65%
Black:                                       19
Hispanic:                                    8
Asian:                                         6

2008 Presidential Vote:
Barack Obama (D) -                1,959,532        53%
John McCain (R) -                    1,725,005        46

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            1,716,959        54%
John Kerry (D) -                      1,454,742        45

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