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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure =1995 - Present
 
  |Tenure =1995 - Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 14, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office =1995
 
  |Assumed office =1995
 
  |Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
  |Political party =Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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  |Leadership = Majority Leader
 
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  |Base salary = $67,836/year
 
  |Base salary = $67,836/year
  |Per diem = $132/day
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  |Per diem = $111/day
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = November 4, 2008
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  |Last election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |Appointed by =  
 
  |First elected = 1994
 
  |First elected = 1994
 
  |Term limits =  
 
  |Term limits =  
  |Next election = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
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  |High school = East St. Louis Senior High School
 
  |Associate's =  
 
  |Associate's =  
 
  |Bachelor's =Tennessee State University
 
  |Bachelor's =Tennessee State University
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  |Profession =Attorney
 
  |Profession =Attorney
 
  |Religion =Methodist
 
  |Religion =Methodist
  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1637
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  |Office website =http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=1864
 
  |Campaign website =  
 
  |Campaign website =  
  |Personal website = http://www.jamesclayborne.com/
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  |Personal website =  
 
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{{tnr}}'''James Clayborne''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]]. Clayborne has served in the Illinois Senate since 1995 and currently serves as the [[State Senate Majority Leader|Majority Leader]]. Clayborne was re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2013.  Before becoming a Senator, Clayborne was the State's Attorney for St. Clair County and a private practice Attorney.
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{{tnr}}'''James Clayborne''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 57 and serving as [[State Senate Majority Leader|Majority Leader]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.
  
Clayborne graduated from Tennessee State with his Bachelor's degree and from Miami-Florida Law with his Juris Doctor degree.
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Clayborne earned his Bachelor's from Tennessee State and his J.D. from the University of Miami-Florida. His professional experience includes working as the State's Attorney for St. Clair County and a private practice attorney.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clayborne served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|State = Illinois
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|year = 2013
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|Collapse =
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Committee of the Whole
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|Chair1 =
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Executive
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|Committee3 = Executive Appointments
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|Committee4 = Insurance
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|Committee5 = Public Pensions & State Investments
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|Committee6 = Legislative Ethics Commission
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|Joint6 = Yes
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|Committee7 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clayborne has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clayborne served on these committees:
* [[Assignments Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Chair
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate]]
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|State = Illinois
* [[Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|year = 2011
* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Executive Appointments Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* Government Reform
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|Committee1 = Assignments
* [[Pensions and Investments Committee, Illinois State Senate]]
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|Chair1 = Chair
* [[Legislative Ethics Commission, Illinois General Assembly|Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics]]
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|Chair2 =
* Subcommittee on Pension Enhancements
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|Committee2 = Committee of the Whole
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|Committee3 = Energy
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|Committee4 = Executive
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|Committee5 = Executive Appointments
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|Committee6 = Government Reform
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|Joint6 = Yes
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|Committee7 = Pensions and Investments
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|Committee8 = Legislative Ethics
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|Joint8 = Yes
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|Committee9 =
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}}
  
 
===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Clayborne served on these committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Clayborne served on these committees:<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>
* [[Assignments Committee, Illinois State Senate|Assignments]]  '''Chairman'''
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Energy Committee, Illinois State Senate|Energy]] 
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|State = Illinois
* [[Executive Committee, Illinois State Senate|Executive]] 
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|year = 2009
* Government Reform
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|Collapse = Yes
* [[Pensions and Investments Committee, Illinois State Senate|Pensions and Investments]]
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|Chamber = State Senate
* [[Telecommunications & Technology Committee, Illinois State Senate (decommissioned)|Telecommunications and Technology]] <ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/default.asp "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009]</ref>.
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|Committee1 = Assignments
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|Chair1 = Chairman
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|Chair2 =
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|Committee2 = Energy
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|Committee3 = Executive
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|Committee4 = Government Reform
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|Committee5 = Pensions and Investments
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|Committee6 = Telecommunications & Technology
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|Committee7 =
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Clayborne is running for re-election to the [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] in District 57 in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]]. Clayborne defeated [[Wyatt Frazer]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. He faces Republican [[Dave Barnes]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref>
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Clayborne won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 57. Clayborne defeated [[Wyatt Frazer]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated [[Dave Barnes]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "2012 Primary results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber= Illinois State Senate, District 57, General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|winner1 = James Clayborne
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Dave Barnes
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|votes1 = 54596
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|votes2 = 36343
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
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|}
 
|}
  
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Clayborne
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|Full name = James Clayborne
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|year = 1996
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|Editdate = July 18, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=2464 ''followthemoney.org'', "Clayborne Jr. II, James F," accessed July 18, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 534848
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 57]]
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|totalraised2010 = 420087
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 57]]
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|totalraised2008 = 1055519
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2008|Illinois State Senate, District 57]]
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|totalraised2006 = 733513
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2006|Illinois State Senate, District 57]]
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|totalraised2004 = 400290
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|result2004 = N/A
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|office2004 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 57]]
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|totalraised2002 = 265054
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2002|Illinois State Senate, District 57]]
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|totalraised2000 = 286371
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2000|Illinois State Senate, District 57]]
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|totalraised1998 = 87538
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|result1998 = N/A
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|office1998 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 57]]
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|totalraised1996 = 128114
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|result1996 = Won
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|office1996 = [[Illinois State Senate|Illinois State Senate, District 57]]
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}}
  
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Clayborne
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|full Name = James Clayborne
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142831
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 534,848
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Rand, Timothy J
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|org3 = Ameren
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|org4 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org5 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|orgamount1 = 63900
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|orgamount2 = 20000
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|orgamount3 = 16000
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|orgamount4 = 14000
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|orgamount5 = 13000
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Clayborne
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|full Name = James Clayborne
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116927
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 420,087
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|org1 = Rand, Timothy J
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|org2 = Crown Construction of Missouri
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|org3 = Ameren
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|org4 = Illinois Realtors Association
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|org5 = Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association
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|orgamount1 = 20000
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|orgamount2 = 12000
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|orgamount3 = 11000
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|orgamount4 = 9500
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|orgamount5 = 8000
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|}}
  
==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008, Clayborne collected $1,055,519 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96944|2008 Clayborne Campaign Donors]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Clayborne  
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|full Name = James Clayborne
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96944
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 1,055,519
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Ameren
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|org3 = Casino Queen
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|org4 = AFSCME Illinois Council 31
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|org5 = Dynegy Inc
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|orgamount1 = 50000
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|orgamount2 = 35084
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|orgamount3 = 28688
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|orgamount4 = 20800
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|orgamount5 = 18500
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|}}
  
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Clayborne
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|full Name = James Clayborne
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79687
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 733,513
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|org1 = Operating Engineers Local 150
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|org2 = Illinois Education Association
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|org3 = Wood Glen Pavilion
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|org4 = Kings Food Phillips of Illinois
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|org5 = Casino Queen
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|orgamount1 = 40775
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|orgamount2 = 39500
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|orgamount3 = 32500
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|orgamount4 = 22000
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|orgamount5 = 18500
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2004===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2004
| Illinois Education Association
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|name = Clayborne
| align="right" | $50,000
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|full Name = James Clayborne
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71043
| Ameren
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|office= Illinois State Senate
| align="right" | $35,084
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|new = off
|-
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|party = Democratic
| Casino Queen
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|total raised = 400,290
| align="right" | $28,688
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|org1 = Clayborne Jr, James F
|-
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|org2 = Illinois Credit Union League
| AFSCME Illinois Council 31
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|org3 = Sangamon Care Center
| align="right" | $20,800
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|org4 = Cable Television & Communications Association of Illinois
|-
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|org5 = Illinois Housing Institute
| Dynegy Inc.
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|orgamount1 = 8666
| align="right" | $18,500
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|orgamount2 = 7900
|-
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|orgamount3 = 7500
| Illinois State Dental Society
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|orgamount4 = 7500
| align="right" | $16,500
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|orgamount5 = 7067
|-
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|}}
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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| align="right" | $15,500
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|-
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| Southern Wine & Spirits
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| align="right" | $15,500
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|-
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| AT&T
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| align="right" | $14,000
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|-
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| Wood Glen Pavilion
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| align="right" | $12,500
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|-
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| Bluestar Energy Services
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| align="right" | $12,500
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|-
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| Nicor Gas
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| align="right" | $12,035
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|-
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| Comed
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| align="right" | $12,000
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|-
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| Kings Food Phillips of Illinois Inc.
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| align="right" | $11,000
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|-
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| Illinois Credit Union League
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| align="right" | $10,042
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|-
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| Illinois State Medical Society
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| align="right" | $10,000
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|-
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| Chicago Federation of Labor & Industrial Union Council
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| align="right" | $10,000
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|-
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| Illinois Realtors Association
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| align="right" | $8,500
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|-
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| Capitol Care Center
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| align="right" | $8,500
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|-
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| Illinois Federation of Teachers
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| align="right" | $8,500
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|}
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
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|name = Clayborne
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|full Name = James Clayborne
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3773
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 265,054
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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|org3 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|org4 = Carr Korein Tillery Kunin Montroy Cates Katz & Glass
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|org5 = Illinois Credit Union League
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|orgamount1 = 16000
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|orgamount2 = 7500
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|orgamount3 = 5993
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|orgamount4 = 4700
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|orgamount5 = 3500
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|}}
  
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===2000===
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{{SLP donor box 2000
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|name = Clayborne
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|full Name = James Clayborne
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30383
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 286,371
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
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|org2 = Bidwill III, Charles W
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|org3 = Rand, Timothy J
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|org4 = Crown Hotel
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|org5 = Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
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|orgamount1 = 18000
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|orgamount2 = 10000
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|orgamount3 = 10000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 4200
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|}}
  
==Recent news==
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===1998===
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''James + Clayborne + Illinois + Senate'''
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{{SLP donor box 1998
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
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|name = Clayborne
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=James+Clayborne+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=James Clayborne News Feed</rss>
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|full Name = James Clayborne  
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30001
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 87,538
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association/I-Pace
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|org2 = Electric Political Involvement Comm-Epic-Il Power
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|org3 = Stern, Abraham J & Susan L
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|org4 = Carr Korein Tillery Kunin Montroy Cates & Glass
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|org5 = Ameritech
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|orgamount1 = 10000
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|orgamount2 = 2500
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|orgamount3 = 2500
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|orgamount4 = 2000
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
  
==District 57==
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===1996===
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{{SLP donor box 1996
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|name = Clayborne
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|full Name = James Clayborne
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29606
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 128,114
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association/I-Pace
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|org2 = Hinshaw & Culbertson
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|org3 = Unity Hospice Lp
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|org4 = Illinois State Medical Society
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|org5 = Il Law Pac/Il State Bar Association
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|orgamount1 = 93000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 3500
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|orgamount4 = 3500
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|orgamount5 = 3250
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|}}
  
Haine represents Illinois Senate District 57.  District 57 includes the St. Louis Area suburbs in Illinois including Belleville and East St. Louis<ref>[http://www.ilchamber.org/Chamber_PAC/District_maps/legislative_dist_il.pdf "Illinois Chamber of * [[Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate]], Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009]</ref>.
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==Scorecards==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its '''Legislative Vote Card''', grading all members in both chambers of the [[Illinois General Assembly]] on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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====2012====
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Clayborne received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the [[Illinois State Senate]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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Clayborne and his wife, Stacy, have two children.
  
James is married to Stacy Clayborne.  They have two children and reside in Belleville, Illinois.
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==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''James + Clayborne + Illinois + Senate'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=James+Clayborne+Illinois+Senate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=James Clayborne News Feed</rss>
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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* [http://www.jamesclayborne.com/ Sen. Clayborne's website]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=1864 Biography, bills and committees] at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1637 Biography from the Illinois General Assembly]
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**Previous sessions: [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1637 97th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=96&MemberID=1421 96th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=95&MemberID=1207 95th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=94&MemberID=979 94th], [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=93&MemberID=717 93rd]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=9432 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 9432 | c-span = | followthemoney = | fb = pages/James-F-Clayborne-Jr/113271594402 | twitter = jamesclayborne | wikipedia = James_Clayborne,_Jr. }}
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=9432 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=142831 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116927 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96944 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79687 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71043 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3773 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30383 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30001 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29606 1996]
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96944 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79687 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71043 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3773 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30383 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30001 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29606 1996]
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* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/165638-james-f-clayborne-jr-illinois Sen. Clayborne on State Surge]
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James Clayborne
James Clayborne.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 57
Incumbent
In office
1995 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolEast St. Louis Senior High School
Bachelor'sTennessee State University
J.D.University of Miami
Personal
BirthdayDecember 29, 1963
Place of birthSt. Louis, Missouri
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Clayborne is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 57 and serving as Majority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Clayborne earned his Bachelor's from Tennessee State and his J.D. from the University of Miami-Florida. His professional experience includes working as the State's Attorney for St. Clair County and a private practice attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clayborne served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Executive
Executive Appointments
Insurance
Public Pensions & State Investments
Legislative Ethics Commission

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clayborne served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Clayborne served on these committees:[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Clayborne won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 57. Clayborne defeated Wyatt Frazer in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Dave Barnes (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Illinois State Senate, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clayborne Incumbent 60% 54,596
     Republican Dave Barnes 40% 36,343
Total Votes 90,939


Illinois State Senate, District 57 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Clayborne Incumbent 75.9% 10,568
Wyatt Frazer 24.1% 3,349
Total Votes 13,917

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat James Clayborne won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 57 receiving 76,108 votes.[6]


Illinois State Senate, District 57 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Clayborne (D) 76,108

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Clayborne is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Clayborne raised a total of $3,911,334 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[7]

James Clayborne's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 57 Won $534,848
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 57 Not up for election $420,087
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 57 Won $1,055,519
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 57 Won $733,513
2004 Illinois State Senate, District 57 Not up for election $400,290
2002 Illinois State Senate, District 57 Won $265,054
2000 Illinois State Senate, District 57 Won $286,371
1998 Illinois State Senate, District 57 Not up for election $87,538
1996 Illinois State Senate, District 57 Won $128,114
Grand Total Raised $3,911,334

2012

Clayborne won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Clayborne raised a total of $534,848.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Clayborne's campaign in 2012
Illinois Education Association$63,900
Rand, Timothy J$20,000
Ameren$16,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$14,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers$13,000
Total Raised in 2012$534,848
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Clayborne was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Clayborne raised a total of $420,087.

2008

Clayborne won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Clayborne raised a total of $1,055,519.

2006

Clayborne won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Clayborne raised a total of $733,513.

2004

Clayborne was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Clayborne raised a total of $400,290.

2002

Clayborne won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Clayborne raised a total of $265,054.

2000

Clayborne won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Clayborne raised a total of $286,371.

1998

Clayborne was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Clayborne raised a total of $87,538.

1996

Clayborne won election to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Clayborne raised a total of $128,114.

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[8][9]

2012

Clayborne received a score of 0.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the lowest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[9]

Personal

Clayborne and his wife, Stacy, have two children.

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