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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2011-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2011-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
|Assumed office = 2008
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|Assumed office = 2011
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Democratic  
 
|Predecessor = [[Joseph Cao]] (R)
 
|Predecessor = [[Joseph Cao]] (R)
 
|Leadership =
 
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|Per diem =
 
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|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $5.21
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
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|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|First elected = November 2, 2010
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
 
|Campaign $=2077330
 
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|Prior office = [[Louisiana House of Representatives]]
 
|Prior office = [[Louisiana House of Representatives]]
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|Place of birth = New Orleans, Louisiana
 
|Place of birth = New Orleans, Louisiana
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
|Net worth = $27,502
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|Net worth = (2012) $27,001.50
 
|Religion = Baptist
 
|Religion = Baptist
 
|Office website =http://richmond.house.gov/
 
|Office website =http://richmond.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website =http://www.cedricrichmond.com
 
|Campaign website =http://www.cedricrichmond.com
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
}}{{tnr}}'''Cedric Levon Richmond''' (b.September 13, 1973) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district]]. Richmond was first elected to the House in 2010.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Cedric Levon Richmond''' (b. September 13, 1973, in New Orleans, [[Louisiana|LA]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District]]. Richmond was first elected to the House in 2010.
  
Richmond won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Richmond, the incumbent, defeated [[Gary Landrieu]] (D), [[Dwayne Bailey]] (R), [[Josue Larose]] (R), and [[Caleb Trotter]] (L) in the November 6 blanket primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/165/Default.aspx ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Candidate List" Accessed October 22,2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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He ran for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated challengers [[Gary Landrieu]] (D), [[Samuel Davenport]] (L) and [[David Brooks]] (I) in the election on November 4, 2014. He secured the majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/ ''Politico'', "House Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014]</ref>
  
Richmond previously was a member of the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]] from 2000 to 2011.<ref name="bioguide"/>
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Richmond previously was a member of the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]], from 2000 to 2011.<ref name="bioguide"/>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Richmond was born in 1973 in New Orleans, [[Louisiana]], where he also attended high school. He earned his B.A. from Morehouse College and his J.D. from Tulane University.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000588 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Cedric Richmond" Accessed November 17, 2011]</ref>
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Richmond was born on September 13, 1973, in New Orleans, [[Louisiana|LA]], where he also attended high school. He earned his B.A. from Morehouse College and his J.D. from Tulane University.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000588 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'', "Cedric Richmond," accessed November 17, 2011]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Richmond's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Richmond's academic, professional and political career:<ref name="bioguide"/>
*[[U.S. House]], [[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district]], 2011-Present
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*[[Louisiana House of Representatives]], 2000-2011
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*2011-Present: U.S. Representative from [[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District]]
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*2000-2011: [[Louisiana House of Representatives]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Richmond serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security#Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies|Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies]], ''Ranking Member''
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**[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security#Oversight, Investigations, and Management|Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary|Judiciary Committee]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary#Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet|Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet]]
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:*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary#Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations|Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Richmond 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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Richmond served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
*[[United States House Committee on Homeland Security]]
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*[[United States House Committee on Homeland Security|Committee on Homeland Security]]
 
**Subcommittee on Transportation Security - ''Ranking Member''
 
**Subcommittee on Transportation Security - ''Ranking Member''
*[[United States House Committee on the Judiciary]]
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*[[United States House Committee on the Judiciary|Committee on the Judiciary]]
 
**Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
 
**Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
 
**Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
 
**Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
  
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Richmond served on the following House committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
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Richmond served on the following House committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "House of Representatives Committee Assignments," accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Committee on Small Business]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Committee on Small Business]]
 
**Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology ''Ranking Member''
 
**Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology ''Ranking Member''
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**Subcommittee on Transportation Security
 
**Subcommittee on Transportation Security
 
**Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
 
**Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} Richmond voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations 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="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/35384/cedric-richmond#.UlwZl1N0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Cedric Richmond Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} Richmond voted in favor 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="votes"/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} Richmond voted in favor 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/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Richmond 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="votes"/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem Yes|Name=Richmond}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Richmond}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay 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> Richmond voted against 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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{{Yea 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. Richmond voted for 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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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} Richmond voted against 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 name="votes"/>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Neutral vote}} Richmond did not vote on 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="votes"/>
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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
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{{Neutral vote}} Richmond did not vote on 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="votes"/>
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===Social issues===
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====Amash amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} Richmond voted in favor 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="votes"/>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
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Richmond 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 172 Democrats who 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:s050_020.gif|right|290px|thumb|Richmond'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 was 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, Cedric Richmond is a '''Liberal Populist.''' Cedric Richmond received a score of 50 percent on social issues and 17 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Cedric Richmond|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Cedric_Richmond.htm ''On The Issues'', "Richmond Vote Match," accessed July 1, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Unknown
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|God= Unknown
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Unknown
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Unknown
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|Crime= Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Strongly Favors
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|Citizenship=Unknown
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|Free Trade=Unknown
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|United Nations=Unknown
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|Military=Unknown
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Unknown
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|Stimulus=Favors
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
The followings are issues highlighted at Richmond's campaign website.<ref>[http://www.cedricrichmond.com/issues Richmond's Campaign Website]</ref>
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The following were issues highlighted on Richmond's campaign website.<ref>[http://www.cedricrichmond.com/issues ''Richmond's Campaign Website'', "Issues," accessed 2012]</ref>
*Excerpt: On Crime - "Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation, yet our crime rate is still unacceptably high. It is clear that the “lock them up and throw away the key” approach to crime isn’t working. Instead, what we need to stop simply reacting to crime after it happens, and start finding ways to prevent it."<ref>[http://cedricrichmond.com/cedric-crime Richmond's Campaign Website]</ref>  
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*Excerpt: On Crime - "Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation, yet our crime rate is still unacceptably high. It is clear that the “lock them up and throw away the key” approach to crime isn’t working. Instead, what we need to stop simply reacting to crime after it happens, and start finding ways to prevent it."<ref>[http://cedricrichmond.com/cedric-crime ''Richmond's Campaign Website'', "Crime," accessed 2012]</ref>  
*Excerpt: On the Economy- " That’s why I am committed to investing in a strong and more educated workforce that has economic security and is better prepared to meet the challenges of the 21stcentury... One way I believe we can do this is with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC reduces or eliminates the taxes that low-income, married or single working people pay (such as payroll taxes)."<ref>[http://cedricrichmond.com/issues/economy Richmond's Campaign Website]</ref>
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*Excerpt: On the Economy- " That’s why I am committed to investing in a strong and more educated workforce that has economic security and is better prepared to meet the challenges of the 21stcentury... One way I believe we can do this is with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC reduces or eliminates the taxes that low-income, married or single working people pay (such as payroll taxes)."<ref>[http://cedricrichmond.com/issues/economy ''Richmond's Campaign Website'', "Economy," accessed 2012]</ref>
 
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Support vote}}
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Richmond 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 172 Democrats 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: [[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Richmond ran for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. {{Winner2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Richmond ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Richmond, the incumbent, defeated [[Gary Landrieu]] (D), [[Dwayne Bailey]] (R), [[Josue Larose]] (R), and [[Caleb Trotter]] (L) in the November 6 blanket primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/165/Default.aspx ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Candidate List" Accessed October 22,2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref> [[Louisiana]] does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates did not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they went to a runoff, to be held on December 8.
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Richmond ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Richmond, the incumbent, defeated [[Gary Landrieu]] (D), [[Dwayne Bailey]] (R), [[Josue Larose]] (R) and [[Caleb Trotter]] (L) in the November 6 blanket primary.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/165/Default.aspx ''Louisiana Secretary of State'', "Candidate List," accessed October 22,2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref> [[Louisiana]] does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates did not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they went to a runoff, to be held on December 8.
  
 
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====Media====
 
====Media====
Richmond's most recent ad can found at his campaign website.<ref>[http://www.cedricrichmond.com/video Richmond's Campaign Website]</ref>
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Richmond's most recent ad can found at his campaign website.<ref>[http://www.cedricrichmond.com/video ''Richmond's Campaign Website'', "Video," accessed 2012]</ref>
 
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|{{#ev:youtube|943yTvhayTI|400}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Cedric Richmond, "Accountable"<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=943yTvhayTI ''YouTube channel'']</ref></span>
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|{{#ev:youtube|943yTvhayTI|400}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Cedric Richmond, "Accountable"<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=943yTvhayTI ''YouTube channel'', "Video," accessed 2012]</ref></span>
 
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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/l/65/Cedric-L-Richmond Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Richmond attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|Name=Richmond
 
|year=2010
 
|year=2010
|Editdate=April 7,2013
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|Editdate=April 15, 2015
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00030184&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Cedric Richmond" Accessed April 7, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00030184&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Cedric Richmond" accessed April 15, 2015]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2014=1300571
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|result2014=Won
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|office2014=U.S. House (Louisiana, [[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District{{!}}District 2]])
 
|totalraised2012=937451
 
|totalraised2012=937451
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Louisiana, [[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district|District 2]])
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Louisiana, [[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District|District 2]])
 
|totalraised2010=1139879
 
|totalraised2010=1139879
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Louisiana, [[Louisiana's 2nd congressional district|District 2]])
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Louisiana, [[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District|District 2]])
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===2014===
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Richmond won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of $1,300,571 and spent $1,133,989.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030184&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "Cedric Richmond 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 6, 2015]</ref> This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 6, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Richmond spent $7.45 per general election vote received in 2014.
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{{Congress donor box 2014
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Louisiana District 2
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $1,300,571
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|total spent = $1,133,989
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|opponent raised = $13,718
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|opponent spent = $13,717
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|org1 = Marathon Petroleum
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|org2 = Adams & Reese
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|org3 = Herman, Herman et al
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|org4 = American Assn for Justice
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|org5 = American Crystal Sugar
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|orgdonor1 = $14,000
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|orgdonor2 = $12,216
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|orgdonor3 = $10,900
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = TV/Movies/Music
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|ind3 = Oil & Gas
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|ind4 = Transportation Unions
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|ind5 = Public Sector Unions
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|inddonor1 = $147,544
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|inddonor2 = $56,500
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|inddonor3 = $55,500
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|inddonor4 = $50,000
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|inddonor5 = $42,000
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Cedric Richmond Donors 2014.JPG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Richmond's campaign funds before the 2014 election.]]}}
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Below are Richmond's FEC reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00451336 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Cedric Richmond 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013]</ref>
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{{Cedric Richmond 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Cedric_Richmond-2012_donor_breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Richmond's campaign funds for the 2012 election.]]
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Richmond won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of $937,451 and spent $826,311.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030184 ''Open Secrets'', "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 16, 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 ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Richmond won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of $937,451 and spent $826,311.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00030184 ''Open Secrets'' "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Richmond spent $5.21 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
 
|winner = Y
 
|winner = Y
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District
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|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised =  $937,451
 
|total raised =  $937,451
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|inddonor5 = $36,800
 
|inddonor5 = $36,800
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Cedric_Richmond_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Richmond's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Richmond won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of  $1,139,879 and spent  $1,134,506.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00030184&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Cedric Richmond 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 17, 2011]</ref>
Richmond won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of  $1,139,879 and spent  $1,134,506.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00030184&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Cedric Richmond 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 17, 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Louisiana District 2
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $1,139,879
 
|total raised = $1,139,879
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|inddonor4 = $40,159
 
|inddonor4 = $40,159
 
|inddonor5 = $39,000
 
|inddonor5 = $39,000
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Cedric_Richmond_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Richmond's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
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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 two-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 two 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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===PGI: Change in 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'', Richmond's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between -$47,995 and $101,998. That averages to '''$27,001.50,''' which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Richmond ranked as the 400th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030184&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Richmond (D-LA), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2009 and 2012, Richmond'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).</ref> decreased by an average of 17 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). Richmond received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Lawyers/Law Firms'' industry.
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From 2007-2014, '''26.92 percent of Richmond's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00030184&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Cedric Richmond," accessed September 24, 2014]</ref>
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|total spent = 2880598
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|inddonor1 = 485838
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|inddonor2 = 129171
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|inddonor3 = 118000
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|inddonor4 = 111982
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|inddonor5 = 111000
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:: ''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'', Richmond is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic follower]]," as of June 18, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/cedric_richmond/412432 ''Gov Track'' "Richmond" Accessed June 18, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Richmond was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]," as of August 4, 2014. Richmond was rated as a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic follower]]" in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/cedric_richmond/412432 ''GovTrack'', "Cedric Richmond," accessed August 4, 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/412432_Cedric_Richmond ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Cedric Richmond," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Daniel Kildee]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Richmond least often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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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,'' Richmond missed 73 of 1,695 roll call vote from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013s.  This amounts to 4.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/cedric_richmond/412432 ''GovTrack,'' "Cedric Richmond," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Richmond missed 73 of 1,695 roll call vote from January 2011 to March 2013.  This amounts to 4.3 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.2 percent among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/cedric_richmond/412432 ''GovTrack'', "Cedric Richmond," accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===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. Richmond paid his congressional staff a total of $834,040 in 2011.  He ranks 9th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 81st overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Louisiana]] ranks 37th 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/2758/Rep_Cedric_L_Richmond.html LegiStorm "Cedric Richmond"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Richmond paid his congressional staff a total of $834,040 in 2011.  He ranked 9th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 81st overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Louisiana]] ranked 37th 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/2758/Rep_Cedric_L_Richmond.html ''LegiStorm'', "Cedric Richmond," accessed 2012]</ref>
  
===Net worth===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Richmond's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$47,994 and $102,998. This averages to $27,502, which is a 44.74% increase since 2010. This is lower than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030184&year=2011''OpenSecrets.org'', "Richmond, (D-Louisiana), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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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.  
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Richmond's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $-48,996 and $86,998. That averages to $19,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030184&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Richmond, (D-Louisiana), 2010"]</ref>
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===Political Positions===
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====2013====
====[[National Journal vote ratings]]====
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Richmond ranked 170th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
Each year, ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
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=====2012=====
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According to the data released in 2013, Cedric Richmond was ranked the 120th most liberal representative during 2012. This is the most liberal ranking held by a representative of Louisiana.<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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=====2011=====
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====2012====
According to the data released in 2012, Cedric Richmond was ranked the 94th most liberal representative during 2011. This ranking is the most liberal possessed by a representative of Louisiana. <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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Richmond ranked 120th in the liberal rankings in 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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====2011====
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Richmond ranked 94th in the liberal 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>
  
====Voting with party====
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===Voting with party===
=====2013=====
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
 
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==Personal==
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Richmond lives in New Orleans, [[Louisiana|LA]].<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://richmond.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Official House Site'', "Biography," accessed November 17, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Personal==
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==See also==
Richmond lives in New Orleans, [[Louisiana]].<ref>[http://richmond.house.gov/about-me/full-biography ''Official House Site'' "Biography," Accessed November 17, 2011]</ref>
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*[[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District]]
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*[[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]
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*[[Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://richmond.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://richmond.house.gov/ Official House website]
*[http://www.cedricrichmond.com Official campaign website]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.cedricrichmond.com Official campaign website]
 
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Cedric Richmond
Cedric Richmond.jpg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJoseph Cao (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$5.21 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$2,077,330
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana House of Representatives
2000-2011
Education
High schoolBenjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Bachelor'sMorehouse College
J.D.Tulane University
Personal
Date of birthSeptember 13, 1973
Place of birthNew Orleans, Louisiana
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth(2012) $27,001.50
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Cedric Levon Richmond (b. September 13, 1973, in New Orleans, LA) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District. Richmond was first elected to the House in 2010.

He ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated challengers Gary Landrieu (D), Samuel Davenport (L) and David Brooks (I) in the election on November 4, 2014. He secured the majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff.[1]

Richmond previously was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, from 2000 to 2011.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Richmond is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Richmond was born on September 13, 1973, in New Orleans, LA, where he also attended high school. He earned his B.A. from Morehouse College and his J.D. from Tulane University.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Richmond's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Richmond serves on the following committees:[3]

2013-2014

Richmond served on the following committees:[4][5]

2011-2012

Richmond served on the following House committees:[6]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[7] For more information pertaining to Richmond's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Richmond voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations 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

Yea3.png Richmond voted in favor 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 Richmond voted in favor 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 Richmond 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

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Richmond voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Richmond joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.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.[17] 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.[18] Richmond voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.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.[20] 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. Richmond voted for HR 2775.[21]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Richmond voted against 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.[9]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Neutral/Abstain Richmond did not vote on 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.[9]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Neutral/Abstain Richmond did not vote on 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.[9]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Richmond voted in favor 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]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Richmond 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 172 Democrats who 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

Richmond'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 was 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, Cedric Richmond is a Liberal Populist. Cedric Richmond received a score of 50 percent on social issues and 17 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 Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Unknown
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[23] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Campaign themes

2012

The following were issues highlighted on Richmond's campaign website.[25]

  • Excerpt: On Crime - "Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation, yet our crime rate is still unacceptably high. It is clear that the “lock them up and throw away the key” approach to crime isn’t working. Instead, what we need to stop simply reacting to crime after it happens, and start finding ways to prevent it."[26]
  • Excerpt: On the Economy- " That’s why I am committed to investing in a strong and more educated workforce that has economic security and is better prepared to meet the challenges of the 21stcentury... One way I believe we can do this is with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC reduces or eliminates the taxes that low-income, married or single working people pay (such as payroll taxes)."[27]

Elections

2014

See also: Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Richmond ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. Cedric Richmond won the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCedric Richmond Incumbent 68.7% 152,201
     Democratic Gary Landrieu 17.1% 37,805
     Libertarian Samuel Davenport 6.9% 15,237
     Independent David Brooks 7.4% 16,327
Total Votes 221,570
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State

2012

See also: Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Richmond ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Louisiana's 2nd District. Richmond, the incumbent, defeated Gary Landrieu (D), Dwayne Bailey (R), Josue Larose (R) and Caleb Trotter (L) in the November 6 blanket primary.[28][29] Louisiana does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates did not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they went to a runoff, to be held on December 8.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCedric Richmond Incumbent 55.2% 158,501
     Democratic Gary Landrieu 25% 71,916
     Republican Dwayne Bailey 13.5% 38,801
     Republican Josue Larose 3.9% 11,345
     Libertarian Caleb Trotter 2.4% 6,791
Total Votes 287,354
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Media

Richmond's most recent ad can found at his campaign website.[30]


Cedric Richmond, "Accountable"[31]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Richmond is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Richmond raised a total of $3,377,901 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.[33]

Cedric Richmond's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 2) Won $1,300,571
2012 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 2) Won $937,451
2010 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 2) Won $1,139,879
Grand Total Raised $3,377,901


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Richmond won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of $1,300,571 and spent $1,133,989.[34] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[35]

Cost per vote

Richmond spent $7.45 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 2, 2014 - Cedric Richmond Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,300,571
Total Spent $1,133,989
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $13,718
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $13,717
Top contributors to Cedric Richmond's campaign committee
Marathon Petroleum$14,000
Adams & Reese$12,216
Herman, Herman et al$10,900
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$147,544
TV/Movies/Music$56,500
Oil & Gas$55,500
Transportation Unions$50,000
Public Sector Unions$42,000

Below are Richmond's FEC reports.[36]

2012

Richmond won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of $937,451 and spent $826,311.[42] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[43]

Cost per vote

Richmond spent $5.21 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Richmond won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Richmond's campaign committee raised a total of $1,139,879 and spent $1,134,506.[44]


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 two-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 two different metrics:

PGI: Change in 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, Richmond's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between -$47,995 and $101,998. That averages to $27,001.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Richmond ranked as the 400th most wealthy representative in 2012.[45] Between 2009 and 2012, Richmond's calculated net worth[46] decreased by an average of 17 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[47]

Cedric Richmond Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$56,253
2012$27,001.50
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-52%
Average annual growth:-17%[48]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[49]
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). Richmond received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 2007-2014, 26.92 percent of Richmond's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[50]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Cedric Richmond Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,550,600
Total Spent $2,880,598
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$485,838
Transportation Unions$129,171
Public Sector Unions$118,000
Lobbyists$111,982
Building Trade Unions$111,000
% total in top industry13.68%
% total in top two industries17.32%
% total in top five industries26.92%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Richmond was a "rank-and-file Democrat," as of August 4, 2014. Richmond was rated as a "moderate Democratic follower" in June 2013.[51]

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.[52]

Richmond most often votes with:

Richmond least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Richmond missed 73 of 1,695 roll call vote from January 2011 to March 2013. This amounts to 4.3 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.2 percent among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[53]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Richmond paid his congressional staff a total of $834,040 in 2011. He ranked 9th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 81st overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Louisiana ranked 37th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[54]

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.

2013

Richmond ranked 170th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[55]

2012

Richmond ranked 120th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[56]

2011

Richmond ranked 94th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[57]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Richmond voted with the Democratic Party 89.5 percent of the time, which ranked 163rd among the 204 House Democratic members as of August 2014.[58]

2013

Richmond voted with the Democratic Party 92.7 percent of the time, which ranked 150th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[59]

Personal

Richmond lives in New Orleans, LA.[60]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. Politico, "House Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress, "Cedric Richmond," accessed November 17, 2011
  3. U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "House of Representatives Committee Assignments," accessed November 15, 2011
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Project Vote Smart, "Cedric Richmond Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013
  10. The Library of Congress, "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013
  11. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  19. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  20. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  21. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  23. 23.0 23.1 On The Issues, "Richmond Vote Match," accessed July 1, 2014
  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.
  25. Richmond's Campaign Website, "Issues," accessed 2012
  26. Richmond's Campaign Website, "Crime," accessed 2012
  27. Richmond's Campaign Website, "Economy," accessed 2012
  28. Louisiana Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed October 22,2012
  29. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  30. Richmond's Campaign Website, "Video," accessed 2012
  31. YouTube channel, "Video," accessed 2012
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. Open Secrets, "Cedric Richmond" accessed April 15, 2015
  34. Open Secrets, "Cedric Richmond 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 6, 2015
  35. Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 6, 2015
  36. Federal Election Commission, "Cedric Richmond 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 17, 2014
  41. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  42. Open Secrets, "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 16, 2013
  43. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  44. Open Secrets, "Cedric Richmond 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 17, 2011
  45. OpenSecrets, "Richmond (D-LA), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  46. 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).
  47. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  48. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  49. 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.
  50. OpenSecrets.org, "Rep. Cedric Richmond," accessed September 24, 2014
  51. GovTrack, "Cedric Richmond," accessed August 4, 2014
  52. OpenCongress, "Rep. Cedric Richmond," accessed August 4, 2014
  53. GovTrack, "Cedric Richmond," accessed April 1, 2013
  54. LegiStorm, "Cedric Richmond," accessed 2012
  55. National Journal, "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 4, 2014
  56. National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
  57. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  58. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  59. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  60. Official House Site, "Biography," accessed November 17, 2011
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