|U.S. Senate, Wyoming|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Wyoming State Senate|
|M.D.||Georgetown University School of Medicine|
|Birthday||July 21, 1952|
|Place of birth||Reading, Penn.|
Barasso is seeking re-election in 2012. He currently faces no challengers. Primary elections will be held on August 21, 2012.
Barrasso earned his bachelor's and M.D. from Georgetown University. He spent 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon before pursuing politics.
- 2007-present: U.S. Senator from Wyoming
- 2002-2007: Wyoming state senator
Barrasso is a member of the following Senate committees:
- Energy and Natural Resources Committee
- Environment and Public Works Committee
- Indian Affairs Committee
- Foreign Relations Committee
Barrasso is also vice-chairman of the Senate Republican Conference and chairman of the Senate Western Caucus.
Percentage voting with party
The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Barrasso has voted with the Republican Party 96.5% of the time, which ranked 2 among the 47 Senate Republican members as of November 2011.
Barrasso won the 2008 special election to the U.S. Senate, defeating Nick Carter (D).
|U.S. Senate Special Election, Wyoming, 2008|
|Republican||John Barrasso Incumbent||73.4%||183,063|
Barrasso won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Barrasso's campaign committee raised a total of $2,585,977 and spent $1,981,441.
|U.S. Senate, Wyoming, 2008 - John Barrasso Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$210,914|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$273,688|
|Top contributors to John Barrasso's campaign committee|
|Bresnan Broadband Holdings||$16,100|
|Blue Cross/Blue Shield||$16,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Oil & Gas||$155,500|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term John + Barrasso + Wyoming + Senate
- All stories may not be relevant to this official due to the nature of the search engine.
- Wyoming US Sen. Barrasso joins call to protect national park budget - Casper Star-Tribune Online
- Sen . John Barrasso : Health care reforms squander opportunity to give ... - San Jose Mercury News
- Senators Find Money in ? Helium? - Roll Call (blog)
- Poll: Wyoming wants immigration reform - Casper Star-Tribune Online
- Why we should speed US gas exports - Washington Post
- Barrasso: Army Corps Decision Positive Step for Wyoming Coal - Basinsradio
- Bridger Kimber's National History Day documentary on Radiology was a finalist ... - County 10
- States Pass Congressional Gun Plans - Stateline
- As deadline looms, student-loan compromise taking shape - Philly.com
- Sector faces ongoing challenges in US politics - The Sheridan Press (subscription)
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Barrasso lives with his wife, Bobbi, in Casper, WY. He has three children.
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- ↑ Biographical Directory to the United States Congress "John Barrasso," Accessed October 19, 2011
- ↑ Gov Track "John Barrasso," Accessed March 3, 2012
- ↑ Center for Politics "In the Race for the Senate, Democrats Show Signs of Life," Accessed February 18, 2012
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 John Barrasso's Official Senate website "Biography," Accessed October 19, 2011
- ↑ Open Congress "Voting With Party"
- ↑ PoliticalNews.me, "Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso Endorse Mitt Romney," April 14, 2012
- ↑ Wyoming Elections Division "2012 Primary Candidate Roster," Accessed June 10, 2012
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Elections of November 4, 2008," Accessed October 19, 2011
- ↑ Open Secrets "John A. Barrasso 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011
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