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The phone booth caucus: House Democratic freshmen

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Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala.Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., the first black woman elected to Congress from Alabama, is the president of this year's small Democratic freshmen class. Those nine freshmen, dubbed the "noble nine" by supporters, elected the Harvard-educated lawyer as the leader of a small, but diverse class that includes four women, four African Americans and one openly gay member and one who identifies as Buddhist.

After winning her first House term with 73% of the vote in Alabama's 7th Congressional District, Sewell established herself as a reliably liberal vote. She supported the president's health care bill as well as ...

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Profile: Rick Berg

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Party: Republican
State and District: North Dakota, 1
Born: Aug. 16, 1959 Hettinger, N.D.
Campaign cash raised: $6,364,759
Money from businesses that lobby: $1,384,525
Money from leadership PACs: $374,726
Money from in-state / out-of-state: $2,678,539 / $2,878,405 
At-risk in November? Yes
Outside group spending: $35,595.78 in opposition
Net worth in 2010: $12,146,147 to $54,979,033
Net worth in 2011: $22,656,129 to $64,735,994

 

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Super PAC Profile: CREDO takes aim at House freshmen

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Credo super PAC "Take Down the Tea Party Ten" logoThe CREDO SuperPAC exists in spite of—or because of?—its own desire to overturn Citizens United, the Supreme Court case that led to the creation of super PACs. “We wouldn't launch this SuperPAC unless we felt it was absolutely necessary to fight back,” says the group's website. But this sort of self-loathing isn’t the group's only unusual trait. Among organizations whose purpose is to obscure funding sources, CREDO is unique in its transparency.

For one thing, the group's name conspicuously excludes words like ‘freedom,‘ ‘future,’ ‘fund’ and ‘restore,' (see a list here) and makes ...

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Profile: Ann Marie Buerkle

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Party: Republican
State and District: New York, 24
Born: May 8, 1951 Auburn, N.Y.
Campaign cash raised: $1,966,755
Money from businesses that lobby: $240,481
Money from leadership PACs: $151,500
Money from in-state / out-of-state: $511,447 / $246,787
At-risk in November? Yes
Outside group spending: $374 in support / $6,694 in opposition 
Net worth in 2010: $601,004 to $5,099,998
Net worth in 2011: Not yet reported

 

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Profile: Joseph Heck

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Party: Republican
State and District: Nevada, 3
Born: Oct. 30, 1961 Jamaica, N.Y.
Campaign cash raised: $3,359,424
Money from businesses that lobby: $607,791
Money from leadership PACs: $180,900
Money from in-state / out-of-state: $1,288,841/ $300,320
At-risk in November? Yes
Outside group spending: $57,819 in opposition
Net worth in 2010: $278,010 to $844,999
Net worth in 2011: -$421,990 to $329,997

 

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Profile: Francisco Canseco

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Party: Republican
State and District: Texas, 23
Born: July 30, 1949 Laredo, Texas
Campaign cash raised: $3,667,020
Money from businesses that lobby: $512,284
Money from leadership PACs: $165,500
Money from in-state / out-of-state: $1,467,733 / $53,521
At-risk in November? Yes
Outside group spending: $19 in support / $37,859 in opposition
Net worth in 2010: $49,037 to $1,519,998
Net worth in 2011: -$202,965 to $1,244,997

 

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Profile: David Cicilline

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Party: Democrat
State and District: Rhode Island, 1
Born: July 15, 1961 Providence, R.I.
Campaign cash raised: $3,625,274
Money from businesses that lobby: $374,537
Money from leadership PACs: $76,400
Money from in-state / out-of-state: $1,406,733 / $911,584 
At-risk in November? Yes
Outside group spending: $10 in support
Net worth in 2010: $502,004 to $1,429,999
Net worth in 2011: $2,004 to $1,179,998

 

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Profile: Bobby Schilling

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Party: Republican
State and District: Illinois, 17
Born: Jan 24, 1964 Rock Island, Ill.
Campaign cash raised: $2,594,324
Money from businesses that lobby: $391,579
Money from leadership PACs: $163,900
Money from in-state / out-of-state: $1,028,903 / $139,904
At-risk in November? Yes
Outside group spending: $325 in support / $10,137 in opposition 
Net worth in 2010: $487,008 to $1,489,998
Net worth in 2011: -$127,995 to $344,996

 

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Profile: Chip Cravaack

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Party: Republican
State and District: Minnesota, 8
Born: Dec. 29, 1959 Charleston, W.V.
Campaign cash raised: $2,058,598
Money from businesses that lobby: $235,375
Money from leadership PACs: $100,400
Money from in-state / out-of-state: $628,438 / $127,595 
At-risk in November? Yes
Outside group spending: $248,046 in opposition
Net worth in 2010: $843,018 to $1,945,000
Net worth in 2011: Not yet reported

 

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Profile: Chris Gibson

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Party: Republican
State and District: New York, 19
Born: May 13, 1964 Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Campaign cash raised: $3,193,882
Money from businesses that lobby: $442,991
Money from leadership PACs: $175,500
Money from in-state / out-of-state: $1,331,847 / $207,127
At-risk in November? Yes
Outside group spending: $1,250 in support / $1,044 against
Net worth in 2010: $100,001 to $250,000
Net worth in 2011: $100,001 to $250,000

 

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