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|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Assumed office = 2011
 
|Political party = Republican
 
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|Predecessor = Brad Ellsworth (D)
 
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|Term limits = N/A
 
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|Next election = [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Next election = [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=2413712
 
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|Birthday = May 31, 1962
 
|Birthday = May 31, 1962
 
|Place of birth = Taylorville, Illinois
 
|Place of birth = Taylorville, Illinois
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|Net worth = $1,119,596
 
|Profession = Heart Surgeon  
 
|Profession = Heart Surgeon  
 
|Religion = Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
 
|Religion = Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
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{{tnr}}'''Larry Dean Bucshon''' (b. May 31, 1962) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Bucshon was elected by voters from [[Indiana's 8th congressional district]].
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{{tnr}}'''Larry Dean Bucshon''' (b. May 31, 1962 in Taylorville, Illinois) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from [[Indiana's 8th congressional district]]. He was first elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010.
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Bucshon is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/larry_bucshon/412427 ''Gov Track'' "Bucshon" Accessed May 22, 2012]</ref>
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Bucshon won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Indiana"]</ref> He defeated [[Kristi Risk]] in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[Dave Crooks]] in the general election.<ref name="sos">[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= ''Indiana Secretary of State'' "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= Indiana Secretary of State "2012 primary results"]</ref>
  
Bucshon won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Indiana"]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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==Career==
 
==Career==
*2011-Present: [[United States House of Representatives]], [[Indiana's 8th congressional district]]
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*2011-Present: [[U.S. House]], [[Indiana's 8th congressional district|District 8]]
 
*1989-1998: United States Navy Reserve<ref name="biography"/>
 
*1989-1998: United States Navy Reserve<ref name="biography"/>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
===U.S. House of Representatives===
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Bucshon 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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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
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**Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions
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**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
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**Subcommittee on Research
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**Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
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*[[United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
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**Subcommittee on Aviation
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**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
 
Bucshon served on the following committees:<ref name="committees">[http://bucshon.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congressman Larry Bucshon'' "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed November 5, 2011]</ref>
 
Bucshon served on the following committees:<ref name="committees">[http://bucshon.house.gov/about-me/committees-and-caucuses ''Congressman Larry Bucshon'' "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed November 5, 2011]</ref>
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce|Committee on Education and the Workforce]]
 
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
 
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
 
**Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
 
**Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
 
**Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions<ref>[http://edworkforce.house.gov/Committee/SubcommitteesJurisdictions.htm ''Education & The Workforce Committee'' "Members, Subcommittees, & Jurisdictions"]</ref>
 
**Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions<ref>[http://edworkforce.house.gov/Committee/SubcommitteesJurisdictions.htm ''Education & The Workforce Committee'' "Members, Subcommittees, & Jurisdictions"]</ref>
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]
 
**Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
 
**Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
 
**Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight<ref>[http://science.house.gov/subcommittee-investigations-and-oversight ''Committee on Science, Space, and Technology'' "Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight"]</ref>
 
**Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight<ref>[http://science.house.gov/subcommittee-investigations-and-oversight ''Committee on Science, Space, and Technology'' "Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight"]</ref>
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
 
**Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
 
**Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment<ref>[http://transportation.house.gov/Subcommittees/water-members.shtml ''Transportation and Infrastructure Committee'' "Members » Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment"]</ref>
 
**Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment<ref>[http://transportation.house.gov/Subcommittees/water-members.shtml ''Transportation and Infrastructure Committee'' "Members » Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment"]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Targeted by Club for Growth Action===
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In February 2013, the [[Club for Growth]] Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Bucshon was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 68%.<ref>[http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/club-for-growth-targets-idahos-simpson-for-defeat-in-2014/ ''Idaho Statesman,'' "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," February 27, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/club-for-growth-leads-conservative-charge-sometimes-at-republicans/?ref=politics ''The New York Times,'' "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013]</ref>
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Oppose vote}}
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Bucshon voted against 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 151 Republicans that voted against 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>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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Bucshon 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 Indiana, 2012|Indiana's]] [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th District]]. Bucshon defeated [[Kristi Risk]] in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[Dave Crooks]] in the November 6 general election.<ref name="sos">[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= ''Indiana Secretary of State'' "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= Indiana Secretary of State "2012 primary results"]</ref>
 
Bucshon 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 Indiana, 2012|Indiana's]] [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th District]]. Bucshon defeated [[Kristi Risk]] in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat [[Dave Crooks]] in the November 6 general election.<ref name="sos">[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= ''Indiana Secretary of State'' "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=5&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= Indiana Secretary of State "2012 primary results"]</ref>
====General Election====
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====Primary Election====
 
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
|Chamber=  U.S. House of Representatives Indiana, District 8
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|Chamber=  U.S. House, Indiana District 8
 
|party= Republican
 
|party= Republican
 
|winner1 =Larry Bucshon
 
|winner1 =Larry Bucshon
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Bucshon was endorsed by the [http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Indiana.aspx National Rifle Association] in the [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th district]] race in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Indiana.aspx ''NRA Political Victory Fund'' "Indiana" Accessed April 27, 2012]</ref> On April 24, 2012, Bucshon was endorsed by the [http://bucshonforcongress.com/news/2012-04-24/dr-bucshon-endorsed-us-chamber-commerce U.S. Chamber of Commerce].<ref>[http://bucshonforcongress.com/news/2012-04-24/dr-bucshon-endorsed-us-chamber-commerce ''Bucshon for Congress'' "Dr. Bucshon Endorses by U.S. Chamber of Commerce" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
 
Bucshon was endorsed by the [http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Indiana.aspx National Rifle Association] in the [[Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012|8th district]] race in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2012/Indiana.aspx ''NRA Political Victory Fund'' "Indiana" Accessed April 27, 2012]</ref> On April 24, 2012, Bucshon was endorsed by the [http://bucshonforcongress.com/news/2012-04-24/dr-bucshon-endorsed-us-chamber-commerce U.S. Chamber of Commerce].<ref>[http://bucshonforcongress.com/news/2012-04-24/dr-bucshon-endorsed-us-chamber-commerce ''Bucshon for Congress'' "Dr. Bucshon Endorses by U.S. Chamber of Commerce" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
  
===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Buchson won election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated W. Trent VanHaaften ([[Democratic|D]]) and John Cunningham ([[Libertarian]]) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>  
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
  
{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 8th Congressional District, General Election
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|party1=Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Libertarian
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|winner1 = Larry D. Bucshon
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|Inc1 =
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|candidate2 = W. Trent VanHaaften
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|candidate3= John Cunningham
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|votes1 = 117259
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|votes2 = 76265
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|votes3= 10240
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}}
 
}}
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Bucshon
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|year=2010
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|Editdate=April 7, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00031227&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Larry Bucshon" Accessed April 7, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=1370641
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[U.S. House]] (Indiana, [[Indiana's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
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|totalraised2010=1043071
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[U.S. House]] (Indiana, [[Indiana's 8th congressional district|District 8]])
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{Campaign finance reports
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[[File:Larry Bucshon 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Bucshon won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,370,641 and spent $1,388,671.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031227&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Larry Bucshon 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
|Name =Larry Bucshon
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|Political Party =Republican
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{{Congress donor box 2012
|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/382/12951397382/12951397382.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Larry Bucshon April Quarterly" Accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
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|winner = Y
|Date 1 =April 15
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 8th Congressional District
|Beginning Balance 1 =394368.47
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|party = Republican
|Total Contributions 1 = 96670.00
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|total raised = $1,370,641
|Expenditures 1=83924.16
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|total spent = $1,388,671
|Cash on Hand 1 =407114.31
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|opponent raised = $980,009
|Report 2 =Pre-primary<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/632/12951578632/12951578632.pdf#navpanes=0''Federal Election Commission'' "Larry Bucshon Pre-primary" Accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
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|opponent spent = $980,014
|Date 2 =April 26
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|org1 = Alliance Resource Partners
|Beginning Balance 2 =407114.31
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|org2 = Vectren Corp
|Total Contributions 2 =1800.00
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|org3 = Jobs, Economy & Budget Fund
|Expenditures 2=142490.57
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|org4 = Koch Industries
|Cash on Hand 2 =266423.74
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|org5 = Weaver Popcorn
|Report 3 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/753/12952600753/12952600753.pdf#navpanes=0''Federal Election Commission'' "Larry Bucshon July Quarterly" Accessed October 8, 2012]</ref>
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|orgdonor1 = $14,800
|Date 3 =July 15
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|orgdonor2 = $13,250
|Beginning Balance 3 =266423.74
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|orgdonor3 = $12,500
|Total Contributions 3 =208784.95
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|orgdonor4 = $12,500
|Expenditures 3=88357.48
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|orgdonor5 = $12,500
|Cash on Hand 3 =386851.21
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|ind1 = Health Professionals
|Report 4 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/195/12972604195/12972604195.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Larry Bucshon October Quarterly" Accessed October 22, 2012]</ref>
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|ind2 = Leadership PACs
|Date 4 =October 15, 2012
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|ind3 = Mining
|Beginning Balance 4 =386851.21
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|ind4 = Building Materials & Equipment
|Total Contributions 4 =404812.89
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|ind5 = Insurance
|Expenditures 4=469033.67
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|inddonor1 =  $210,500
|Cash on Hand 4 =322630.43
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|inddonor2 = $100,000
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|inddonor3 = $58,800
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|inddonor4 = $42,200
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|inddonor5 = $42,050
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
[[File:Larry Bucshon 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
[[File:Larry Bucshon 2010 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
Bucshon won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Buchson's campaign committee raised a total of $1,043,071  and spent $1,024,952.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00031227&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Larry Bucshon 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 5, 2011]</ref>
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Bucshon won election to the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,043,071  and spent $1,024,952.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00031227&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Larry Bucshon 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 5, 2011]</ref>
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Bucshon is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Republican]]," as of June 18, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/larry_bucshon/412427 ''Gov Track'' "Bucshon" Accessed June 18, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Bucshon missed 16 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 0.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/larry_bucshon/412427 ''GovTrack,'' "Larry Bucshon," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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===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. Bucshon paid his congressional staff a total of $783,774 in 2011.  He ranked 41st on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 46th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Indiana]] ranked 35th 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/2754/Rep_Larry_Bucshon.html LegiStorm "Larry Bucshon"]</ref>
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Bucshon paid his congressional staff a total of $783,774 in 2011.  He ranked 41st on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 46th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Indiana]] ranked 35th 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/2754/Rep_Larry_Bucshon.html LegiStorm "Larry Bucshon"]</ref>
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===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Bucshon's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,112,597 and $1,126,596. That averages to $1,119,596, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 15.09% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031227&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Bucshon (R-Ind), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Bucshon's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $646,052 and $1,991,000. That averages to $1,318,526, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031227&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Bucshon, (R-Indiana), 2010"]</ref>
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Bucshon's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between  $646,052 and $1,991,000. That averages to $1,318,526, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031227&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Bucshon, (R-Indiana), 2010"]</ref>
  
===Political Positions===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
====Percentage voting with party====
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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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. Bucshon ranked 77th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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====2011====
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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. Bucshon ranked 68th in the conservative rankings.<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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===Voting with party===
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====2013====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
|name=Larry Bucshon
 
|name=Larry Bucshon
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
|percent=96
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|percent=98%
|rank=11
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|rank=24th
|total=242
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|total=233
 
|chamber= House
 
|chamber= House
|year=November 2011
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|year=June 2013
 
|RHouse=Y
 
|RHouse=Y
 
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Larry + Bucshon + Illinois + House'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Larry + Bucshon + Illinois + House'''
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*[http://bucshon.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://bucshon.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://www.bucshonforcongress.com/about Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.bucshonforcongress.com/about Official campaign website]
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Larry Bucshon
Larry Bucshon.jpg
U.S. House, Indiana, District 8
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBrad Ellsworth (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,413,712
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.D.University of Illinois
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Reserve
Years of service1989-1998
Personal
BirthdayMay 31, 1962
Place of birthTaylorville, Illinois
ProfessionHeart Surgeon
Net worth$1,119,596
ReligionLutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Larry Bucshon campaign logo
Larry Dean Bucshon (b. May 31, 1962 in Taylorville, Illinois) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana's 8th congressional district. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010.

Bucshon won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1] He defeated Kristi Risk in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Dave Crooks in the general election.[2][3]

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

Biography

Bucshon was born on May 31, 1962 and raised in Kincaid, Illinois, in central Illinois.[4] Bucshon attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and, upon receiving his bachelor’s degree, attended medical school at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Following medical school Bucshon completed a residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he served as chief resident in surgery, and then remained there to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. During this time he also enlisted with the United States Navy Reserve and served for almost a decade.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Bucshon serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Bucshon served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Targeted by Club for Growth Action

In February 2013, the Club for Growth Action, a fiscally conservative Super PAC, launched a website called "www.PrimaryMyCongressman.com." According to the Club for Growth Action, "the purpose of the website is to raise awareness of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) who are currently serving in safe Republican seats....The website will offer Club members and the general public the opportunity to recommend primary opponents to the incumbents highlighted by Club for Growth Action, as well as to recommend primary challengers for any Republican member of Congress. Club for Growth Action will rotate liberal Republicans through the website to highlight their failed records on limiting government." Bucshon was one of the first nine incumbent Republicans to be targeted by the site, which gave him a lifetime Club for Growth rating of 68%.[10][11]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Bucshon voted against 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 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[12]

Elections

2012

See also: Indiana's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Bucshon ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Indiana's 8th District. Bucshon defeated Kristi Risk in the Republican primary and defeated Democrat Dave Crooks in the November 6 general election.[2][13]

U.S. House, Indiana District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Dave Crooks 43.1% 122,325
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Bucshon Incumbent 53.4% 151,533
     Libertarian Bart Gadau 3.6% 10,134
Total Votes 283,992
Source: Indiana Secretary of State "House of Representatives Election Results"
U.S. House, Indiana District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Bucshon Incumbent 58% 34,511
Kristi Risk 42% 24,960
Total Votes 59,471

Endorsements

Bucshon was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in the 8th district race in 2012.[14] On April 24, 2012, Bucshon was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.[15]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bucshon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bucshon raised a total of $2,413,712 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[17]

Larry Bucshon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Indiana, District 8) Won $1,370,641
2010 U.S. House (Indiana, District 8) Won $1,043,071
Grand Total Raised $2,413,712

2012

Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Bucshon won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,370,641 and spent $1,388,671.[18]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Bucshon's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Bucshon won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bucshon's campaign committee raised a total of $1,043,071 and spent $1,024,952.[19]

U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana's 8th Congressional District, 2010 - Larry Bucshon Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,043,071
Total Spent $1,024,952
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $762,359
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $762,359
Top contributors to Larry Bucshon's campaign committee
Deaconess Hospital$12,980
Peabody Energy$12,750
Republican Party of Indiana$11,082
St Mary's Medical Center$10,458
American International Group$10,372
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$177,707
Leadership PACs$104,810
Retired$42,306
Mining$34,050
Candidate Committees$29,750

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Bucshon is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of June 18, 2013.[20]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Bucshon missed 16 of 1,695 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[21]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Bucshon paid his congressional staff a total of $783,774 in 2011. He ranked 41st on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 46th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Indiana ranked 35th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Bucshon's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,112,597 and $1,126,596. That averages to $1,119,596, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 15.09% from 2010.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Bucshon's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $646,052 and $1,991,000. That averages to $1,318,526, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[24]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Bucshon ranked 77th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Bucshon ranked 68th in the conservative rankings.[26]

Voting with party

2013

Larry Bucshon voted with the Republican Party 98% of the time, which ranked 24th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[27]

Recent news

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District 8

In 2011 redistricting, The Hill published a list of the Top Ten House Members who were helped by redistricting.[28] Todd C. Young, representative from Indiana's 9th congressional district ranked 10th on the list.[28] The article notes that in the redistricting process, controlled by Republicans, Young benefited from taking pockets of Republicans from Bucshon’s district next door in the 8th district and adding them into Young's 9th district, resulting in a vulnerable District 8.[28]

Personal

Bucshon and his wife Kathryn reside in Warrick County with their four children.[4]

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Indiana"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Primary Election Results," May 8, 2012
  3. Indiana Secretary of State "2012 primary results"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Congressman Larry Bucshon "Full Biography" Accessed November 5, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congressman Larry Bucshon "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed November 5, 2011
  7. Education & The Workforce Committee "Members, Subcommittees, & Jurisdictions"
  8. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology "Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight"
  9. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee "Members » Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment"
  10. Idaho Statesman, "Club for Growth targets Idaho Rep. Simpson for defeat in 2014," February 27, 2013
  11. The New York Times, "Club for Growth Leads Conservative Charge, Sometimes at Republicans," March 13, 2013
  12. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  13. Indiana Secretary of State "2012 primary results"
  14. NRA Political Victory Fund "Indiana" Accessed April 27, 2012
  15. Bucshon for Congress "Dr. Bucshon Endorses by U.S. Chamber of Commerce" Accessed May 1, 2012
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Larry Bucshon" Accessed April 7, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Larry Bucshon 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Larry Bucshon 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 5, 2011
  20. Gov Track "Bucshon" Accessed June 18, 2013
  21. GovTrack, "Larry Bucshon," Accessed April 1, 2013
  22. LegiStorm "Larry Bucshon"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Bucshon (R-Ind), 2011"
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Bucshon, (R-Indiana), 2010"
  25. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 The Hill "House members most helped by redistricting" Accessed April 17, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Ellsworth
U.S. House of Representatives - Indiana, District 8
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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