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Who Really Represents Missouri?
Meet Your Member: Sen. Jim Talent (MO)
Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
|TALENT, James Matthes, a Representative and a Senator from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., October 18, 1956; B.A., Washington University 1978; J.D., University of Chicago School of Law 1981; law clerk to Judge Richard A. Posner, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1982-1983; adjunct professor, Washington University School of Law 1984-1986; State house of representatives 1985-1993; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 2001); chairman, Committee on Small Business (One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 2000; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 2000; elected to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2002, special election to the term ending January 3, 2007, a seat previously held by appointed Senator Jean Carnahan, and took office on November 25, 2002.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.
|Summary data about Sen. Jim Talent|
|% of Vote Received in Last General Election*||49.80 %|
|Special Interest Money Ranking||46 out of 100|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking||69 out of 90|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking||38 out of 100|
|Contributions from Small Donors Ranking||40 out of 100|
|Contributions from PACs Ranking||43 out of 100|
|Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005||$ 99,500|
|Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 36,170|
|Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 3,538,617|
|% of Contributions from Out-of-State††||33.30 %|
|Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 607,684|
|Contributions from Small Donors||$ 4,261,721|
|Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 731,644|
|% of Contributions from Small Donors||28.60 %|
|Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present||$ 3,720,021|
|% of Total Contributions from PACs||19.00 %|
|Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 594,511|
|Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 6,618|
|Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡||$ 641,364|