Friday, November 9, 2012

Bob Corker


Bob Corker

Senator                        Tennessee                    Republican
Elected 2006

Aging (Special) – Ranking Minority Member
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Energy and Natural Resources
Foreign Relations

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                      5
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                          7
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                           9       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                       14
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                          67
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                 99
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                          100

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                         92
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                       social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                  94
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                                 95
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:  2009 – 2010

No       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
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
No       Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2006                Bob Corker (R)            929,911  51%                          18,859,449
                        Harold Ford (D)           879,976  48                             14,303,967


Population 2010:                      6,346,105
State Rank:                               17th
Change since 2000:                 up 11.5%

Urban:                                      62%
Rural:                                       38

Memphis                                  646,889
Nashville-Davidson                 626,681
Knoxville                                  178,874
Chattanooga                            167,674

Median Income:                          42,832
Median Home Value:                135,400

Private Employment:                 78%
Government Employment:        14
Self-Employed:                            7
Poverty:                                    16
Blue Collar:                              25
White Collar:                            58

Median Age:                            38
Over 65:                                   13%
Under 18:                                 24

High School Graduates:            83%
College Graduates:                   23
Graduate Degree:                       8

Veterans:                                  11%

Registered Voters 2010:
No Party Registration
Voter Turnout -                        1,620,542
Turnout, Voting Age -              33%

White:                                      76%
Black:                                       17
Hispanic:                                    5
Asian:                                         1         

2008 Presidential Vote:
John McCain (R) -                   1,479,178        57%
Barack Obama (D) -                1,087,437        42

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            1,384,375        57%
John Kerry (D) -                      1,036,477        43

Bob Corker's Voting History:

Votes in the 110th Congress:  2007 – 2008

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
Yes      Make English Official Language
            English the official language of the US
No       Path to Citizenship
            Limit debate on immigration reform bill
Yes      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

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