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Who Really Represents Iowa?
Meet Your Member: Sen. Tom Harkin (IA)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|HARKIN, Thomas Richard (Tom), a Representative and Senator from Iowa; born in Cumming, Warren County, Iowa, November 19, 1939; attended the public schools; graduated, Iowa State University, Ames 1962; graduated, Catholic University of America Law School, Washington, D.C. 1972; admitted to the Iowa bar in 1972 and commenced practice in Des Moines; served in United States Navy 1962-1967; attorney for Polk County, Iowa, Legal Aid Society 1973; member, board of directors, Iowa Consumers League; elected in 1974 as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 to the House of Representatives, but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1984; reelected in 1990, 1996, and again in 2002 for the term ending January 3, 2009; chair, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003]).
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Sen. Tom Harkin|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||54.18 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||9 out of 100|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||11 out of 90|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||9 out of 100|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||49 out of 100|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||20 out of 100|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 391,728|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 135,924|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 4,908,491|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||82.00 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 1,720,151|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 3,050,506|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 1,057,369|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||33.80 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 2,333,671|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||19.00 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 472,214|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 245,929|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 819,595|