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Who Really Represents Massachusetts?
Meet Your Member: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (MA)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|KENNEDY, Edward Moore, (brother of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Robert Francis Kennedy, grandson of John Francis Fitzgerald, uncle of Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, and father of Patrick J. Kennedy), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 22, 1932; graduated, Milton Academy, Milton, Mass., in 1950; graduated, Harvard College 1956, the International Law School, The Hague, Holland, 1958, and the University of Virginia Law School 1959; served in the United States Army 1951-1953; admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1959; appointed assistant district attorney in Suffolk County 1961; elected in a special election on November 6, 1962, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the 1960 resignation of his brother, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, for the term ending January 3, 1965; reelected in 1964, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1994, and 2000 for the term ending January 3, 2007; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1980; Democratic whip 1969-1971; chair, Committee on the Judiciary (Ninety-sixth Congress), Committee on Labor and Human Resources (One Hundredth through One Hundred Third Congresses), Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (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. Edward M. Kennedy|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||72.69 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||28 out of 100|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||25 out of 90|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||18 out of 100|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||56 out of 100|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||57 out of 100|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 538,741|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 101,006|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 6,953,439|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||65.80 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 1,166,527|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 6,135,900|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 996,468|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||36.70 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 2,980,495|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||13.30 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 246,788|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 223,432|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 502,777|