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Who Really Represents New Jersey?
Meet Your Member: Sen. Robert Menendez(NJ)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|MENÉNDEZ, Robert, a Representative and Senator from New Jersey; born in New York, N.Y., on January 1, 1954; graduated from Union Hill High School, Union Hill, N.J., 1972; B.A., Saint Peters College, Jersey City, N.J., 1976; J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, N.J., 1979; lawyer, private practice; member of the Union City, N.J., board of education 1974-1978, and chief financial officer 1978-1982; mayor of Union City, N.J., 1986-1992; member of the New Jersey state general assembly 1987-1991; member of the New Jersey state senate 1991-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the six succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1993, to January 17, 2006, when he resigned to become a U.S. senator; chair, House Democratic Caucus (One Hundred Eighth through One Hundred Ninth Congresses); appointed to the United States Senate to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Jon S. Corzine, and took the oath of office on January 18, 2006.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Sen. Robert Menendez|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||75.85 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||44 out of 100|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||72 out of 90|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||37 out of 100|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||33 out of 100|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||47 out of 100|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 212,478|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 35,088|
|Total Privately Funded Travel†||$ 40,001 to $ 50,000|
|Yrs of Service||5.5|
|Privately Funded Travel (with years-of-service multiplier)**||$ 40,001 to $ 50,000|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 3,794,777|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||28.50 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 624,592|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 4,025,355|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 612,927|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||23.20 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 3,667,927|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||18.50 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 396,912|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 177,740|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 609,297|