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Who Really Represents Pennsylvania?
Meet Your Member: Sen. Arlen Specter(PA)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|SPECTER, Arlen, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kans., February 12, 1930; attended the public schools; graduated, University of Pennsylvania, University Park 1951; graduated, Yale University Law School 1956; served in the United States Air Force 1951-1953; admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1956 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; assistant district attorney of Philadelphia 1959-1964; assistant counsel, Presidents Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (Warren Commission) 1964; district attorney of Philadelphia 1966-1974; resumed the practice of law 1974-1980; admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1979 and to the District of Columbia bar in 1983; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1980; reelected in 1986, 1992, 1998 and in 2004 for the term ending January 3, 2011; chair, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Fourth Congress), Committee on Veterans Affairs (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001], One Hundred Eighth Congress); Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundred Ninth Congress).
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Sen. Arlen Specter|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||52.62 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||12 out of 100|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||6 out of 90|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||7 out of 100|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||72 out of 100|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||12 out of 100|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 692,971|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 179,726|
|Total Privately Funded Travel†||$ 0 to $ 0|
|Yrs of Service||5.5|
|Privately Funded Travel (with years-of-service multiplier)**||$ 0 to $ 0|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 6,706,747|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||44.90 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 2,036,711|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 12,358,767|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 3,612,196|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||45.30 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 3,224,942|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||15.70 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 812,194|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 109,604|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 990,707|