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Who Really Represents Illinois?
Meet Your Member: Sen. Dick Durbin(IL)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|DURBIN, Richard Joseph, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., November 21, 1944; graduated from Assumption High School, East St. Louis 1962; B.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC 1966; intern in the office of Illinois Senator Paul Douglas during his senior year in college; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center 1969; admitted to the Illinois bar 1969, and commenced practice in Springfield; legal counsel to Illinois Lieutenant Governor Paul Simon 1969-1972; legal counsel, Illinois State senate judiciary committee 1972-1982; Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Illinois 1978; associate professor, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield 1978-1983; delegate, Democratic National Conventions 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996; chairman of Illinois state delegation in 1996; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 2, 1997); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1996 and reelected in 2002 for the term ending January 2, 2009.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Sen. Dick Durbin|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||60.33 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||14 out of 100|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||15 out of 90|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||46 out of 100|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||19 out of 100|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||30 out of 100|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 346,300|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 124,360|
|Total Privately Funded Travel†||$ 90,001 to $ 100,000|
|Yrs of Service||5.5|
|Privately Funded Travel (with years-of-service multiplier)**||$ 90,001 to $ 100,000|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 1,539,141|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||24.30 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 536,391|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 1,473,550|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 522,542|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||18.90 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 2,079,333|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||18.80 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 466,865|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 202,788|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 733,843|