Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mark Udall

Senior Senator

Mark Udall

Senator                        Colorado                      Democrat
Elected 2008

Aging (Special)
Armed Services
Energy and Natural Resources
Intelligence (Select)


ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                   90
            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                         96       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                       57
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                         33
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                15
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                            18

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

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                10
            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
No       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

2010                Mark Udall (D)            1,230,994  53%                       11,787,048
                        Bob Schaffer (R)             990,755  42                            7,387,843
                        D. Campbell (CNP)          59,733    3                         
                        Bob Kinsey (Grn)              50,004    2

                        CNP                Constitution Party
                        Grn                  Green Party


Population 2010:                      5,029,196
State Rank:                               22nd
Change since 2000:                 up 16.9%

Urban:                                      80%
Rural:                                       20

Denver                                     600,158
Colorado Springs                    416,427
Aurora                                     325,078
Fort Collins                              143,986

Median Income:                          56,334
Median Home Value:                237,800

Private Employment:                 78%
Government Employment:         15
Self-Employed:                             7
Poverty:                                    12
Blue Collar:                              19
White Collar:                            63

Median Age:                             36
Over 65:                                   10%
Under 18:                                 25

High School Graduates:            89%
College Graduates:                   36
Graduate Degree:                     13

Veterans:                                  11%

Registered Voters 2010:
Democrats                                   812,389
Republicans                                 874,962
Independents                               789,851
Voter Turnout -                         1,787,730
Turnout, Voting Age -              47%

White:                                      70%
Black:                                         4
Hispanic:                                  21
Asian:                                         3
Native American;                       1

2008 Presidential Vote:
Barack Obama (D) -                1,288,576        54%
John McCain (R) -                   1,073,589        45

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            1,101,255        52%
John Kerry (D) -                      1,001,732        47

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