Monday, October 8, 2012

Scott Brown

Junior Senator
Scott Brown

Senator                        Massachusetts              Republican
Elected 2010

Armed Services
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Veterans’ Affairs

Ratings for 2010:

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

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                    50
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                    13       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                 0                             
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                   100
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                           84
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                        82

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                    74
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                    social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                            62
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                           100
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:  2009 – 2010

*          Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
*          Pass $787 Billion Stimulus
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
*          Repeal DC Gun Laws
            Repeal Washington DC limits on firearms and ban on assault weapons
*          Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
            Confirm Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court
*          Pass Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance
Yes      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
No       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

*          Not in Office:  Special Election 2010

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                Scott Brown (R)           1,168,178  52%                       15,533,145
                        Martha Coakley (D)     1,060,861  47                            9,613,423

Population 2010:                      6,547,629
State Rank:                               14th
Change since 2000:                  up 3%

Urban:                                      91%
Rural:                                         9

Boston                                       617,594
Worcester                                 181,045
Springfield                                153,060
Lowell                                        106,519

Median Income:                           64,722
Median Home Value:                352,400

Private Employment:                 81%
Government Employment:        13
Self-Employed:                          6
Poverty:                                    10
Blue Collar:                              16
White Collar:                            67

Median Age:                             39
Over 65:                                   13%
Under 18:                                 22

High School Graduates:            89%
College Graduates:                   38
Graduate Degree:                     16

Veterans:                                    8%

Registered Voters 2010:
Democrats                                1,528,974
Republicans                                 474,798
Independents                            2,187,135
Voter Turnout -                          2,319,963
Turnout, Voting Age -              45%

White:                                      76%
Black:                                         6
Hispanic:                                  10
Asian:                                         5                     

2008 Presidential Vote:
Barack Obama (D) -               1,904,097        62%
John McCain (R) -                   1,108,854        36

2004 Presidential Vote:
John Kerry (D) -                      1,803,800        62%
George W. Bush (R) -            1,071,109        37

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