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|Name = Blaine Luetkemeyer
 
|Name = Blaine Luetkemeyer
 
|Profile picture = Blaine_Luetkemeyer.jpg‎
 
|Profile picture = Blaine_Luetkemeyer.jpg‎
 
|Position = U.S. House, Missouri, District 3
 
|Position = U.S. House, Missouri, District 3
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|Cost per vote 2012 =$3.01
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2009-Present
 
|Tenure = 2009-Present
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|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Missouri's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Missouri's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November 3, 1998
 
|First elected = November 3, 1998
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = [[Missouri's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary = 
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|Next election = [[Missouri's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Campaign $=5,103,208  
 
|Campaign $=5,103,208  
 
|Prior office = [[Missouri]] Tourism Director
 
|Prior office = [[Missouri]] Tourism Director
 
|Prior office years = 2005-2008
 
|Prior office years = 2005-2008
|Prior office 2 = [[Missouri House of Representatives]] from the 115th district
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|Prior office 2 = [[Missouri House of Representatives]] from the 115th District
 
|Prior office 2 years = 1999-2005
 
|Prior office 2 years = 1999-2005
 
|Prior office 3 =  
 
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|Place of birth = Jefferson City, Missouri
 
|Place of birth = Jefferson City, Missouri
 
|Profession = Banker, Rancher, Business Owner
 
|Profession = Banker, Rancher, Business Owner
|Net worth = $641,002
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|Net worth = $3,808,003
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Office website = http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/
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{{tnr}}'''Blaine Luetkemeyer''' (b. May 7, 1952) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Missouri's 3rd congressional district]]. Luetkemeyer was first elected to the House in 2008, and is currently serving his second consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012 by a margin of 30.6%.<ref>[http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx?TabView=StateRaces^Federal%20/%20Statewide%20Races^011656688155 ''State of Missouri,'' "Nov. 6, 2012 General Election," (accessed May 30, 2013)]</ref>   
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{{tnr}}'''Blaine Luetkemeyer''' (b. May 7, 1952, in [[Jefferson City, Missouri]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[Missouri's 3rd Congressional District]]. Luetkemeyer was first elected to the House in 2008 and is currently serving his second consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012, by a margin of 30.6%.<ref>[http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx?TabView=StateRaces^Federal%20/%20Statewide%20Races^011656688155 ''State of Missouri'', "Nov. 6, 2012 General Election," accessed May 30, 2013]</ref>   
  
Luetkemeyer began his political career as a Missouri State Representative in 1999 and remained in that seat until becoming Missouri Tourism Director from 2005 to 2008.<ref name="congbio">[http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/biography/ ''U.S. House of Representatives,'' "Blaine Luetkemeyer biography," (accessed May 30, 2013)]</ref>
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He began his political career as a Missouri State Representative in 1999 and remained in that seat until becoming Missouri Tourism Director from 2005 to 2008.<ref name="congbio">[http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/biography/ ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer biography," accessed May 30, 2013]</ref>
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Luetkemeyer {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 5, 2014.<ref name="presults">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/MO_US_House_0805.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Primary Results 2014," accessed August 5, 2014]</ref> {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Luetkemeyer was born in Jefferson City, [[Missouri]]. He earned a B.A. in political science and a minor in business administration from Lincoln University in 1974.<ref name="congbio"/>
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Luetkemeyer was born in Jefferson City, [[Missouri|MO]]. He earned a B.A. in political science and a minor in business administration from Lincoln University in 1974.<ref name="congbio"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Luetkemeyer operates a 160-acre farm. He has also been a small businessman, having been in the banking and insurance business. Luetkemeyer served as a bank regulator for the state of [[Missouri]] before beginning his political career.<ref name="congbio"/>
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Luetkemeyer operates a 160-acre farm. He has also been a small businessman, having been in the banking and insurance business. Luetkemeyer served as a bank regulator for the state of [[Missouri]] before becoming the Missouri Tourism Director and finally being elected to the [[United States House of Representatives|U.S. House of Representatives]]<ref name="congbio"/>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Luetkemeyer serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Luetkemeyer serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
*[[United States House Committee on Financial Services]]
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*[[United States House Committee on Financial Services|Financial Services Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
 
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
 
**Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
 
**Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
*[[United States House Committee on Small Business]]
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*[[United States House Committee on Small Business|Small Business Committee]] ''Vice Chair''
 
**Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
 
**Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
 
**Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
 
**Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Luetkemeyer served on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Clerk'' "Committee Information"]</ref>
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Luetkemeyer served on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Financial Services Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services|Financial Services Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
 
**Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
 
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
 
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
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==Key Votes==
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===113th Congress===
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====National security====
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=====U.S. involvement in Syria=====
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Luetkemeyer stated the deal between U.S. and Syria over chemical weapons weakened the U.S.'s stance against the use of chemical weapons.  On September 17, 2013, he said, "If the Syrians felt that they were going to be retaliated against by the administration, they would have never done it to begin with … credibility is like trust. It's something that's earned, and once you've lost it, you're in really big trouble. The only way we're going to get it back is if we have a different president."<ref>[http://www.missourinet.com/2013/09/17/luetkemeyer-syrian-agreement-evidence-of-weakened-u-s-position/ ''MissouriNet'', "Luetkemeyer: Syrian agreement evidence of weakened U.S. position," September 17, 2013]</ref>
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Yea vote}} Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245-182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="kv"/>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Nay vote}} Luetkemeyer voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="kv"/>
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
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{{Yea vote}} Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288-127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="kv"/>
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=====NDAA=====
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{{Yea vote}} Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315-108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="kv"/>
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====Economy====
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Luetkemeyer voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Luetkemeyer voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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=====Federal Pay Adjustment Act=====
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{{Yea vote}}
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Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261-154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/273 ''Congress.gov'', "H.R.273 - To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for Federal employees.," February 25, 2013]</ref><ref name="kv"/>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Yea vote}} Luetkemeyer voted in support of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224-201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 11, 2013]</ref><ref name="kv"/>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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{{Yea vote}} Luetkemeyer voted in support of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref name="CS">[http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/21832925-418/how-they-voted.html ''Chicago Sun-Times'', "How they voted," August 9, 2013]</ref><ref name="kv">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/20400/blaine-luetkemeyer?type=V#.UjIvYcaUTcc ''Project Vote Smart'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer's Political Summary," accessed September 12, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act=====
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{{Yea vote}} Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013.  The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185.  The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="CS"/><ref name="kv"/>
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====Social issues====
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=====Amash amendment=====
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{{Nay vote}} Luetkemeyer voted in opposition of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217.  The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act.  Both parties were split on the vote.<ref name="kv"/>
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====Government affairs====
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=====HR 676=====
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
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Luetkemeyer voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257-167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s020_080.gif|right|290px|thumb|Blaine Luetkemeyer's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Luetkemeyer is a '''Hard-Core Conservative.''' Luetkemeyer received a score of 24 percent on social issues and 83 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Luetkemeyer|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Blaine_Luetkemeyer.htm ''On The Issues'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer Vote Match," accessed June 20, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Opposes
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|Marriage= Opposes
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|God= Favors
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Unknown
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Favors
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|Crime= Unknown
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Strongly Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana=Unknown
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|Stimulus=Opposes
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
 
On his campaign website, Luetkemeyer listed nine issues. They were:<ref name="themes"/>
 
On his campaign website, Luetkemeyer listed nine issues. They were:<ref name="themes"/>
*''Health Care''
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*''Healthcare''
 
:* His campaign website said, "Blaine understands the struggles many of Missouri’s hard-working families are going through to pay for health care. He believes that Congress should act to create solutions that encourage competition among healthcare providers and maximize personal choice for the individual recipient, not put a government bureaucrat in charge. Blaine would support this kind of market-based solution, as well as tax credits and deductions that level the playing field and encourage more competition in health care. Blaine will also support more legislation to encourage health savings accounts and small business plans. Just as important, Blaine will fight any efforts by liberals in Congress to create a one-size-fits-all socialized health care system."
 
:* His campaign website said, "Blaine understands the struggles many of Missouri’s hard-working families are going through to pay for health care. He believes that Congress should act to create solutions that encourage competition among healthcare providers and maximize personal choice for the individual recipient, not put a government bureaucrat in charge. Blaine would support this kind of market-based solution, as well as tax credits and deductions that level the playing field and encourage more competition in health care. Blaine will also support more legislation to encourage health savings accounts and small business plans. Just as important, Blaine will fight any efforts by liberals in Congress to create a one-size-fits-all socialized health care system."
 
*''Securing our Borders and Combating Illegal Immigration''
 
*''Securing our Borders and Combating Illegal Immigration''
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:* His campaign website said, "It is more important than ever that we work to free ourselves from our independence on energy sources from foreign nations, many of which openly oppose us.  The first step in energy independence is for us to harness all of our own resources, whether oil, coal, nuclear, solar, or wind.  We must drill for oil in ANWR and off of our shores; we cannot afford to leave these resources untapped.  Our nation needs to make nuclear energy development a priority.  We also need to encourage the development of technologies that can help us provide energy for future generations like clean coal, biofuels, solar, and wind energy."
 
:* His campaign website said, "It is more important than ever that we work to free ourselves from our independence on energy sources from foreign nations, many of which openly oppose us.  The first step in energy independence is for us to harness all of our own resources, whether oil, coal, nuclear, solar, or wind.  We must drill for oil in ANWR and off of our shores; we cannot afford to leave these resources untapped.  Our nation needs to make nuclear energy development a priority.  We also need to encourage the development of technologies that can help us provide energy for future generations like clean coal, biofuels, solar, and wind energy."
 
*''Cap and Trade''
 
*''Cap and Trade''
:* His campaign website said, "Our nation cannot afford an energy tax, and Blaine is committed to preventing liberals from enacting one – either through the legislature or by using the EPA.  Cap and trade will do nothing but reduce our nation's ability to compete in the world economy and dramatically increase the amount that the average family pays for electricity - all at a time when government should be looking into ways to increase our economic strength and let families keep more of their hard-earned money.  Blaine voted against this destructive bill, and he will continue to fight to keep liberals from implementing this irresponsible policy." <ref name="themes">[http://www.blaineforcongress.com/index.cfm?sectionid=13&sectiontree=13 ''Blaine Luetkemeyer for U.S. Congress'' "Issues" April 24, 2012]</ref>
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:* His campaign website said, "Our nation cannot afford an energy tax, and Blaine is committed to preventing liberals from enacting one – either through the legislature or by using the EPA.  Cap and trade will do nothing but reduce our nation's ability to compete in the world economy and dramatically increase the amount that the average family pays for electricity - all at a time when government should be looking into ways to increase our economic strength and let families keep more of their hard-earned money.  Blaine voted against this destructive bill, and he will continue to fight to keep liberals from implementing this irresponsible policy."<ref name="themes">[http://www.blaineforcongress.com/index.cfm?sectionid=13&sectiontree=13 ''Blaine Luetkemeyer for U.S. Congress'', "Issues," April 24, 2012]</ref>
 
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Support vote}}
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Luetkemeyer voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Missouri's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Luetkemeyer {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 5, 2014.<ref name="presults"/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
Luetkemeyer won re-election in 2012. Due to redistricting, he ran in [[Missouri's 3rd congressional district]].<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/luetkemeyer_will_not_seek_missouri_senate_bid-205595-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Luetkemeyer passes on Missouri's Senate bid" Accessed January 21, 2012]</ref> Luetkemeyer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.  He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Missouri ''ABC News'' "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
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Luetkemeyer won re-election in 2012. Due to redistricting, he ran in [[Missouri's 3rd Congressional District]].<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/luetkemeyer_will_not_seek_missouri_senate_bid-205595-1.html ''Roll Call'', "Luetkemeyer passes on Missouri's Senate bid," accessed January 21, 2012]</ref> Luetkemeyer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012.  He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Missouri ''ABC News'', "2012 General Election Results"]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/ Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Luetkemeyer attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Luetkemeyer
 
|Name=Luetkemeyer
 
|year=2008
 
|year=2008
 
|Editdate=May 17, 2013  
 
|Editdate=May 17, 2013  
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030026&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Blaine Luetkemeyer" Accessed May 17, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00030026&type=I ''OpenSecrets'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer," accessed May 17, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
 
|totalraised2012=977424
 
|totalraised2012=977424
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=U.S. House (Missouri, [[Missouri's 3rd congressional district|District 3]])
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|office2012=U.S. House (Missouri, [[Missouri's 3rd Congressional District|District 3]])
 
|totalraised2010=1358842
 
|totalraised2010=1358842
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=U.S. House (Missouri, [[Missouri's 3rd congressional district|District 3]])
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|office2010=U.S. House (Missouri, [[Missouri's 3rd Congressional District|District 3]])
 
|totalraised2008=2766942
 
|totalraised2008=2766942
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=U.S. House (Missouri, [[Missouri's 9th congressional district|District 9]])
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|office2008=U.S. House (Missouri, District 9)
 
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season. Below are Luetkemeyer's reports.<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00458679 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Blaine for Congress Summary reports," accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>
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{{Blaine Luetkemeyer 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Blaine Luetkemeyer 2012 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Luetkemeyer's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Luetkemeyer won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Luetkemeyer's campaign committee raised a total of $977,424 and spent $647,737.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=MO03&spec=N ''OpenSecrets'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer 2012 Election Cycle," accessed May 17, 2013]</ref>This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''OpenSecrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Luetkemeyer won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Luetkemeyer's campaign committee raised a total of $977,424 and spent $647,737.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=MO03&spec=N ''Open Secrets'' "Blaine Luetkemeyer 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed May 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Luetkemeyer spent $3.01 per vote received in 2012.
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Blaine_Luetkemeyer_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎‎‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Luetkemeyer's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Luetkemeyer was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] for a seventh non-consecutive term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,358,842 and spent $737,857.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=n00030026&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Blaine Luetkemeyer 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 10, 2011]</ref>
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Luetkemeyer was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] for a seventh non-consecutive term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,358,842 and spent $737,857.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=n00030026&type=I ''OpenSecrets'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer 2010 Election Data," accessed November 10, 2011]</ref>This is less than the average $1.4 million spent by House winners in 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''OpenSecrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
 
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====Cost per vote====
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Luetkemeyer spent $4.53 per vote received in 2010.
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Net Worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Luetkemeyer's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,501,006 and $6,115,000. That averages to '''$3,808,003''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Luetkemeyer ranked as the 93rd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030026&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Luetkemeyer, (R-MO), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2007 and 2012, Leutkemyers's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.</ref> increased by an average of 0 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Luetkemeyer is the vice chair of the [[United States House Committee on Small Business|Small Business Committee]]. Luetkemeyer received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''commercial banking'' industry.
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From 2007-2014, '''18.12 percent of Luetkemeyer's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[https://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00030026&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer," accessed October 2, 2014]</ref>
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|district = Educational services, and health care and social assistance
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Luetkemeyer missed 30 of 3,353 roll call votes from Jan 2009 to Apr 2013, which is 0.9% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/blaine_luetkemeyer/412292 ''GovTrack,'' "Blaine Luetkemyer" Accessed March 26, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack'', Luetkemeyer missed 37 of 4,355 roll call votes from January 2009 to July 2014, which is 0.8% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/blaine_luetkemeyer/412292 ''GovTrack'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer," accessed March 26, 2013]</ref>
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Luetkemeyer is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican]]" as of May 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/blaine_luetkemeyer/412292 ''Gov Track'' "Blaine Luetkemeyer" (accessed May 30, 2013)]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Luetkemeyer is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican]]" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Luetkemeyer received in May 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/blaine_luetkemeyer/412292 ''GovTrack'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer," accessed July 28, 2014]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412292_Blaine_Luetkemeyer ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer," accessed July 28, 2014]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Luetkemeyer paid his congressional staff a total of $942,101 in 2011. Overall, [[Missouri]] ranked 21st in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Blaine_Luetkemeyer.html ''LegiStorm'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer," Accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Luetkemeyer paid his congressional staff a total of $942,101 in 2011. Overall, [[Missouri]] ranked 21st in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Blaine_Luetkemeyer.html ''LegiStorm'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer," accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Luetkemeyer's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$3,597,994 and $4,879,999. That averages to $641,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 81.19% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030026&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Luetkemeyer's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-2,784,995 to $9,599,998.  That averages to $3,407,501 which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030026&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), 2010," Accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Luetkemeyer ranked 30th in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
According to the data released in 2013, Luetkemyer was ranked the 118th most conservative representative during 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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Luetkemeyer ranked 118th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
According to the data released in 2012, Blaine Luetkemyer was ranked the 45th most conservative representative during 2011. This is the most conservative ranking held by any of Missouri's representatives.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Luetkemeyer ranked 45th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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==Personal==
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Luetkemeyer and his wife, Jackie, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of three children, Trevor, Brandy and Nikki and one granddaughter, Riley. He is a native of St. Elizabeth.<ref>[http://www.blaineforcongress.com/meet-blaine/sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Blaine Luetkemeyer for U.S. Congress'', "Meet Blaine," accessed April 7, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Luetkemeyer and his wife, Jackie, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of three children, Trevor, Brandy, and Nikki, and one granddaughter, Riley. He is a native of St. Elizabeth.<ref>[http://www.blaineforcongress.com/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Blaine Luetkemeyer for U.S. Congress'' "About Blaine "]</ref>
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*[http://luetkemeyer.house.gov Official U.S. House Website]
 
*[http://luetkemeyer.house.gov Official U.S. House Website]
 
*[http://www.blaineforcongress.com Official Campaign Website]
 
*[http://www.blaineforcongress.com Official Campaign Website]
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*[http://vote-mo.org/Intro.aspx?State=MO&Id=MOLuetkemeyerBlaine Profile by Vote-USA]
 
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Blaine Luetkemeyer
Blaine Luetkemeyer.jpg
U.S. House, Missouri, District 3
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorKenny Hulshof (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$3.01 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$5,103,208
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Missouri Tourism Director
2005-2008
Missouri House of Representatives from the 115th District
1999-2005
Education
Bachelor'sLincoln University
Personal
BirthdayMay 7, 1952
Place of birthJefferson City, Missouri
ProfessionBanker, Rancher, Business Owner
Net worth$3,808,003
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Blaine Luetkemeyer campaign logo
Blaine Luetkemeyer (b. May 7, 1952, in Jefferson City, Missouri) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Missouri's 3rd Congressional District. Luetkemeyer was first elected to the House in 2008 and is currently serving his second consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012, by a margin of 30.6%.[1]

He began his political career as a Missouri State Representative in 1999 and remained in that seat until becoming Missouri Tourism Director from 2005 to 2008.[2]

Luetkemeyer is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 5, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Luetkemeyer is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Luetkemeyer was born in Jefferson City, MO. He earned a B.A. in political science and a minor in business administration from Lincoln University in 1974.[2]

Career

Luetkemeyer operates a 160-acre farm. He has also been a small businessman, having been in the banking and insurance business. Luetkemeyer served as a bank regulator for the state of Missouri before becoming the Missouri Tourism Director and finally being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Luetkemeyer serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Luetkemeyer served on the following committees:[5]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit

Key Votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Luetkemeyer's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

U.S. involvement in Syria

Luetkemeyer stated the deal between U.S. and Syria over chemical weapons weakened the U.S.'s stance against the use of chemical weapons. On September 17, 2013, he said, "If the Syrians felt that they were going to be retaliated against by the administration, they would have never done it to begin with … credibility is like trust. It's something that's earned, and once you've lost it, you're in really big trouble. The only way we're going to get it back is if we have a different president."[8]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245-182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Luetkemeyer voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288-127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

NDAA

Yea3.png Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315-108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

Economy


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Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[11] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[12] Luetkemeyer voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Luetkemeyer voted against HR 2775.[15]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261-154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[16][9]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Luetkemeyer voted in support of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224-201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[17][9]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Luetkemeyer voted in support of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[18][9]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Luetkemeyer voted in support of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[18][9]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Luetkemeyer voted in opposition of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[9]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[19] Luetkemeyer joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[20][21]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Luetkemeyer voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 85 Republicans that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257-167 vote on January 1, 2013.[22]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Blaine Luetkemeyer's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Luetkemeyer is a Hard-Core Conservative. Luetkemeyer received a score of 24 percent on social issues and 83 percent on economic issues.[23]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[24]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[23]

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website, Luetkemeyer listed nine issues. They were:[25]

  • Healthcare
  • His campaign website said, "Blaine understands the struggles many of Missouri’s hard-working families are going through to pay for health care. He believes that Congress should act to create solutions that encourage competition among healthcare providers and maximize personal choice for the individual recipient, not put a government bureaucrat in charge. Blaine would support this kind of market-based solution, as well as tax credits and deductions that level the playing field and encourage more competition in health care. Blaine will also support more legislation to encourage health savings accounts and small business plans. Just as important, Blaine will fight any efforts by liberals in Congress to create a one-size-fits-all socialized health care system."
  • Securing our Borders and Combating Illegal Immigration
  • His campaign website said, "Blaine believes we must stop the flood of illegal immigrants crossing our borders. He believes in the rule of law, which is why he staunchly supports efforts to crack down on illegal immigration including doing more to protect our borders. Any serious immigration proposal must ensure that all who wish to come into our country adhere to the rule of law, which is why Blaine has openly opposed amnesty bills considered by Congress. As a member of Congress, Blaine will vote for laws that punish businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants and he will vote to eliminate taxpayer funding of all benefits for illegal immigrants. Blaine also will support increase border security that not only prevents illegal immigration but also possible terrorists from entering the country."
  • Job Creation
  • His campaign website said, "Blaine believes the way to create jobs and increase prosperity for ALL Missourians is to cut taxes and reduce government red tape. He will continue to defend the historic tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 so that Missourians have more money in their pockets, which in turn will enhance our economy and lead to job creation. Additionally, Blaine will work to do away with the layers of bureaucracy and overzealous regulations that hinder economic growth and make it hard for small businesses to succeed."
  • Getting the Budget Under Control
  • His campaign website said, "Blaine knows that our nation cannot afford to continue with trillion dollar budget deficits and a $14 trillion national debt. To help make sure our nation is in solid fiscal shape for future generations, Blaine is committed to cutting spending, making government smaller, and balancing the budget. Blaine has pledged to end all Congressional earmarks so that taxpayer dollars go where they are intended rather than being redirected to costly pet projects."
  • National Security
  • His campaign website said, "In these tumultuous times, it is important for our nation to be able to defend ourselves and protect our citizens. Our nation must be ever-vigilant, and we must ensure that our intelligence and military capabilities remain the best in the world. We must ensure our military has the tools to deal with threats to our national security, and we must make sure we offer the utmost support to our troops. Every day, the brave men and women in our armed forces risk their lives to protect the freedoms we hold dear, and we owe them a debt of gratitude."
  • Second Amendment
  • His campaign website said, "Blaine is a staunch supporter of our Second Amendment rights. His support on Second Amendment issues has resulted in past endorsements from the National Rifle Association. Blaine was also a supporter of the ballot measure supported by the majority of Missourians that allows law-abiding citizens to carry weapons for protection against those that would threaten individuals and their families. Blaine is also a strong supporter of hunters’ rights and believes Congress should stay out of the way of those who enjoy Missouri’s wildlife and take advantage of their Second Amendment rights."
  • Sanctity of Life
  • His campaign website said, "Blaine’s record of support for the unborn is solid. As a state legislator, Blaine supported a ban on the barbaric practice of partial birth abortion and took on two Democrat governors in the process. Blaine has always received a 100 percent pro-life rating from Missouri Right to Life. He also opposes life-destroying embryonic stem-cell research and has pledged to oppose the radical abortion-on-demand agenda of NARAL and its allies."
  • Energy Independence
  • His campaign website said, "It is more important than ever that we work to free ourselves from our independence on energy sources from foreign nations, many of which openly oppose us. The first step in energy independence is for us to harness all of our own resources, whether oil, coal, nuclear, solar, or wind. We must drill for oil in ANWR and off of our shores; we cannot afford to leave these resources untapped. Our nation needs to make nuclear energy development a priority. We also need to encourage the development of technologies that can help us provide energy for future generations like clean coal, biofuels, solar, and wind energy."
  • Cap and Trade
  • His campaign website said, "Our nation cannot afford an energy tax, and Blaine is committed to preventing liberals from enacting one – either through the legislature or by using the EPA. Cap and trade will do nothing but reduce our nation's ability to compete in the world economy and dramatically increase the amount that the average family pays for electricity - all at a time when government should be looking into ways to increase our economic strength and let families keep more of their hard-earned money. Blaine voted against this destructive bill, and he will continue to fight to keep liberals from implementing this irresponsible policy."[25]

Elections

2014

See also: Missouri's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Luetkemeyer is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the primary election on August 5, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Missouri District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Luetkemeyer Incumbent 79.5% 71,030
John Morris 10.9% 9,786
Leonard Steinman 9.6% 8,580
Total Votes 89,396
Source: State of Missouri Official Results

2012

Luetkemeyer won re-election in 2012. Due to redistricting, he ran in Missouri's 3rd Congressional District.[26] Luetkemeyer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012. He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[27]

U.S. House, Missouri District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Eric C. Mayer 32.9% 111,189
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlaine Luetkemeyer Incumbent 63.5% 214,843
     Libertarian Steven Wilson 3.7% 12,353
Total Votes 338,385
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Luetkemeyer attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Luetkemeyer is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Luetkemeyer raised a total of $5,103,208 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 17, 2013.[30]

Blaine Luetkemeyer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Missouri, District 3) Won $977,424
2010 U.S. House (Missouri, District 3) Won $1,358,842
2008 U.S. House (Missouri, District 9) Won $2,766,942
Grand Total Raised $5,103,208

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Luetkemeyer's reports.[31]

Blaine Luetkemeyer (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2013$467,131.77$136,305.78$(30,472.54)$572,964.99
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2013$572,964.99$97,050.00$(32,798.54)$637,216.45
October Quarterly[34]October 15, 2013$637,216.45$158,513.27$(48,769.83)$746,959.89
Year End (amended)[35]February 4, 2014$746,959.89$176,600.00$(114,277.77)$809,282.12
April Quarterly (amended)[36]April 16, 2014$809,282.12$138,387.09$(46,208.91)$901,460.30
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2014$901,460.30$134,241.00$(40,089.19)$995,612.11
Running totals
$841,097.14$(312,616.78)


2012

Luetkemeyer won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Luetkemeyer's campaign committee raised a total of $977,424 and spent $647,737.[38]This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[39]

Cost per vote

Luetkemeyer spent $3.01 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Luetkemeyer was re-elected to the U.S. House for a seventh non-consecutive term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,358,842 and spent $737,857.[40]This is less than the average $1.4 million spent by House winners in 2010.[41]

Cost per vote

Luetkemeyer spent $4.53 per vote received in 2010.


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Net Worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Luetkemeyer's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,501,006 and $6,115,000. That averages to $3,808,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Luetkemeyer ranked as the 93rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[42] Between 2007 and 2012, Leutkemyers's calculated net worth[43] increased by an average of 0 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[44]

Blaine Luetkemeyer Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2007$3,746,272
2012$3,808,003
Growth from 2007 to 2012:2%
Average annual growth:0%[45]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[46]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Luetkemeyer is the vice chair of the Small Business Committee. Luetkemeyer received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the commercial banking industry.

From 2007-2014, 18.12 percent of Luetkemeyer's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[47]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Blaine Luetkemeyer Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $5,944,007
Total Spent $4,464,888
Vice Chair of the Small Business Committee
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Commercial Banks$350,650
Insurance$263,930
Agriculture Products/Services$176,400
Security & Investments$151,650
Finance/Credit Companies$134,500
% total in top industry5.9%
% total in top two industries10.34%
% total in top five industries18.12%

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Luetkemeyer missed 37 of 4,355 roll call votes from January 2009 to July 2014, which is 0.8% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[48]

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Luetkemeyer is a "far-right Republican" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Luetkemeyer received in May 2013.[49]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[50]

Luetkemeyer most often votes with:

Luetkemeyer least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Luetkemeyer paid his congressional staff a total of $942,101 in 2011. Overall, Missouri ranked 21st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[51]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Luetkemeyer ranked 30th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[52]

2012

Luetkemeyer ranked 118th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[53]

2011

Luetkemeyer ranked 45th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[54]

Voting with party

July 2014

Blaine Luetkemeyer voted with the Republican Party 96.5 percent of the time, which ranked 13th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[55]

May 2013

Blaine Luetkemeyer voted with the Republican Party 99.4 percent of the time, which ranked 12th among the 233 House Republican members as of May 2013.[56]

Personal

Luetkemeyer and his wife, Jackie, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of three children, Trevor, Brandy and Nikki and one granddaughter, Riley. He is a native of St. Elizabeth.[57]

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External links

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  24. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  43. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  44. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  45. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  46. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Kenny Hulshof
U.S. House of Representatives Missouri,
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Missouri Tourism Director
2005-2008
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Don Steen
Missouri House of Representatives - District 115
1999-2005
Succeeded by
Rodney Schad