Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tom Udall


Tom Udall

Senator                             New Mexico                     Democrat
Elected 2008

Commerce, Science and Transportation
Environment and Public Works
Foreign Relations
Indian Affairs
Rules and Administration


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                                                       86
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                          33
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                   5
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                            18

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

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                  1
            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
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                Tom Udall (D)               505,128  61%                          7,447,684
                        Steve Pearce (R)          318,522  39                             4,690,979
New Mexico

Population 2010:                      2,059,179
State Rank:                               36th
Change since 2000:                 up 13.2%

Urban:                                      76%
Rural:                                        24

Albuquerque                             545,852
Las Cruces                                 97,618
Rio Rancho                                 87,521
Santa Fe                                     67,947

Median Income:                           42,737
Median Home Value:                160,900

Private Employment:                 70%
Government Employment:         22
Self-Employed:                             7
Poverty:                                    18
Blue Collar:                              22
White Collar:                            58

Median Age:                             36
Over 65:                                    13%
Under 18:                                  26

High School Graduates:            83%
College Graduates:                   25
Graduate Degree:                     10

Veterans:                                  12%

Registered Voters 2010:
Democrats                                570,659
Republicans                              367,638
Independents                            214,620
Voter Turnout -                          607,700
Turnout, Voting Age -               39%

White:                                      41%
Black:                                         2
Hispanic:                                 46
Asian:                                         1
Native American:                       9

2008 Presidential Vote:
Barack Obama (D) -                472,422           57%
John McCain (R) -                    346,832           42

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            376,930           50%
John Kerry (D) -                      370,942           49

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