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Who Really Represents Alabama?
Meet Your Member: Sen. Richard C. Shelby (AL)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|SHELBY, Richard C., a Representative and a Senator from Alabama; born in Birmingham, Ala., May 6, 1934; attended the public schools; graduated, University of Alabama 1957; graduated, University of Alabama School of Law 1963; admitted to the Alabama bar in 1961 and commenced practice in Tuscaloosa; city prosecutor, Tuscaloosa 1963-1971; United States Commissioner, Northern District of Alabama 1966-1970; member, Alabama State senate 1970-1978; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1987; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1986, but was elected to the United States Senate; reelected in 1992, 1998 and in 2004 for the term ending January 3, 2011; changed from the Democratic to the Republican Party in 1994; chair, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses, One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001]); chair, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses).
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Sen. Richard C. Shelby|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||67.55 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||7 out of 100|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||1 out of 90|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||12 out of 100|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||57 out of 100|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||10 out of 100|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 690,982|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 214,885|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 4,495,991|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||55.00 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 1,399,564|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 4,858,572|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 1,409,692|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||37.30 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 3,376,218|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||24.50 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 1,018,043|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 34,188|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 1,079,123|