Monday, October 8, 2012

Sherrod Brown

Senior Senator
Sherrod Brown

Senator                        Ohio                 Democrat
Elected 2006

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Ethics (Select)
Veterans’ Affairs

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                  95
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                    protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                       93
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                       100       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                    100                        
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                          67
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                   3
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                               9

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                          0
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                    social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                   0
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                                  0
            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
No       Repeal DC Gun Laws
            Repeal Washington DC limits on firearms and ban on assault weapons
Yes      Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
            Confirm Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court
Yes      Pass Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance
Yes      Regulate Financial Firms
            New federal 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

2006                Sherrod Brown (D)      2,257,369  56%                         8,937,004
                        Mike DeWine (R)         1,761,037  47                          14,922,228

Population 2010:                      11,536,504
State Rank:                               7th
Change since 2000:                  up 1.6%

Urban:                                      76%
Rural:                                       24

Columbus                                 787,033
Cleveland                                 396,815
Cincinnati                                 296,943
Toledo                                      287,208

Median Income:                          46,838
Median Home Value:                136,900

Private Employment:                 82%
Government Employment:         13
Self-Employed:                              5
Poverty:                                        14
Blue Collar:                                  24
White Collar:                                59

Median Age:                             38
Over 65:                                    14%
Under 18:                                  24

High School Graduates:            87%
College Graduates:                   24
Graduate Degree:                       9

Veterans:                                  11%

Registered Voters 2010:
No Party registration
Voter Turnout -                        3,956,028
Turnout, Voting Age -              45%

White:                                      81%
Black:                                       12
Hispanic:                                    3
Asian:                                         2                     

2008 Presidential Vote:
Barack Obama (D) -                2,940,044        52%
John McCain (R) -                    2,677,820        47

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            2,859,764        51%
John Kerry (D) -                      2,741,165        49

Sherrod Brown'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
No       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
No       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
Yes      Prosecute Hate Crimes
            Limit debate on measure funding prosecution of hate crimes
Yes      Withdraw Troops March, 2008
            Withdrawal of most US troops in Iraq by March, 2008
No       Iran Guard is Terrorist Group
            Iranian Revolutionary Guard is terrorist group
No       Increase Missile Defense Funding
            Increase funding for missile defense
No       Overhaul FISA
            Overhaul Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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