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|Project = Congress
 
|Name = Louise Slaughter
 
|Name = Louise Slaughter
 
|Profile picture = Louise_Slaughter.jpg‎
 
|Profile picture = Louise_Slaughter.jpg‎
|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 28
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|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 25
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = January 3, 1987-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 1987-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
 
|Assumed office = 1987
 
|Assumed office = 1987
|Political party = Democratic |Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Political party = Democratic
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|Predecessor = [[Ann Marie Buerkle]] (R)
 
|Leadership =  
 
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|Base salary = $174,000
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
 
|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|Last election = [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November 4, 1986
 
|First elected = November 4, 1986
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Next election = [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $ = 6,082,346
 
|Prior office = [[New York State Assembly]]
 
|Prior office = [[New York State Assembly]]
 
|Prior office years = 1983–1986
 
|Prior office years = 1983–1986
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|Place of birth = Harlan County, Kentucky
 
|Place of birth = Harlan County, Kentucky
 
|Profession = Pharmaceuticals Marketing
 
|Profession = Pharmaceuticals Marketing
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|Net worth = $2,637,010
 
|Religion = Episcopalian
 
|Religion = Episcopalian
 
|Office website = http://www.louise.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://www.louise.house.gov/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.votelouise.com/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.votelouise.com/
 
|Personal website =  
 
|Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Louise McIntosh Slaughter''' (b. August 14, 1929) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[New York]]. Slaughter was elected by voters from [[New York's 28th congressional district]]. Due to [[Redistricting in New York|New York's 2012 redistricting]], she is running in the newly redrawn 25th district.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Louise McIntosh Slaughter''' (b. August 14, 1929 in Harlan County, Kentucky) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 25th congressional district]]. Slaughter was first elected to the House in 1986 and is currently serving her fourteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012 Slaughter had previously served the 28th district. ''Politico'' reports that [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74208.html ''Politico'' "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012]</ref>
  
Slaughter is running for re-election in 2012. ''Politico'' reports that [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74208.html ''Politico'' "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012]</ref>
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Slaughter is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 25th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
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Prior to being elected to the [[United States House of Representatives|House]]  Slaughter was a member of the [[New York State Assembly]] from 1983 to 1986.<ref name="bioguide"/>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Slaughter is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/louise_slaughter/400378 ''Gov Track'' "Slaughter" Accessed May 23, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Slaughter was born in Harlan County, [[Kentucky]]. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of [[Kentucky]] in 1951 and 1953 respectively.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s000480 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "SLAUGHTER, Louise McIntosh, (1929 - )"]</ref>
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Slaughter was born in Harlan County, [[Kentucky]]. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of [[Kentucky]] in 1951 and 1953 respectively.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s000480 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "SLAUGHTER, Louise McIntosh, (1929 - )"]</ref>
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
After earning her degrees, Slaughter went to work for a major chemicals manufacturer doing market research.<ref>[http://www.votelouise.com/about ''Louise Slaughter, Western New York's Progressive Spirit'' "About Louise"]</ref> She served in the Monroe County ([[New York]]) Legislature from 1976 to 1979, as regional coordinator to then-Secretary of State Mario Cuomo from 1976 to 1978, and to then-Lt. Gov. Mario Cuomo from 1979-82. She served in the [[New York State Assembly]] from 1982 to 1986.<ref>[http://www.louise.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39&Itemid=61 ''Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
After earning her degrees, Slaughter went to work for a major chemicals manufacturer doing market research.<ref>[http://www.votelouise.com/about ''Louise Slaughter, Western New York's Progressive Spirit'' "About Louise"]</ref> She served in the Monroe County ([[New York]]) Legislature from 1976 to 1979, as regional coordinator to then-Secretary of State Mario Cuomo from 1976 to 1978, and to then-Lt. Gov. Mario Cuomo from 1979-82. She served in the [[New York State Assembly]] from 1982 to 1986.<ref>[http://www.louise.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39&Itemid=61 ''Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District'' "Biography"]</ref>
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Slaughter 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 Rules|Rules Committee]] ''Ranking member''
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Slaughter serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://www.louise.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42&Itemid=63 ''Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District'' "Committee Assignments"]</ref>
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Slaughter served on the following committees:<ref>[http://www.louise.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42&Itemid=63 ''Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District'' "Committee Assignments"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Rules|Rules Committee]] (Ranking Member)
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Rules|Rules Committee]] (Ranking Member)
 
**Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House<ref>[http://www.rules.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?NewsID=9&RSBD=4 ''House of Representatives Committee on Rules, David Dreier, Chairman'' "Subcommittees of the Committee on Rules"]</ref>
 
**Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House<ref>[http://www.rules.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?NewsID=9&RSBD=4 ''House of Representatives Committee on Rules, David Dreier, Chairman'' "Subcommittees of the Committee on Rules"]</ref>
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Political positions===
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===Specific votes===
===Specific Votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
===Sponsored legislation===
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{{Support vote}}
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Slaughter 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.  She 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==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
Slaughter is running for re-election in 2012. Due to [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], she is running in the newly redrawn 25th district. She was unopposed in the Democratic and [[Working Families Party]] primaries and will face [[Maggie Brooks]] (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref>
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::''[[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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Slaughter won re-election in 2012. Due to [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], she ran in the newly redrawn 25th district. She was unopposed in the Democratic and [[Working Families Party]] primaries and defeated [[Maggie Brooks]] (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
  
 
Redistricting has made Slaughter's new district less favorable to her.<Ref name="pol"/>
 
Redistricting has made Slaughter's new district less favorable to her.<Ref name="pol"/>
  
===2010===
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On November 2, 2010, Slaughter was re-elected to the [[United States House]] for a thirteenth term. She defeated Jill A. Rowland ([[Republican|R]] also running on the [[Conservative Party]] ticket).<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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===Full history===
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{{Collapsible history section
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{{Election box 2010
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|Chamber= U.S. House, New York Congressional District 28 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Blank/Scattering
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|winner1 = Louise Slaughter
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Jill A. Rowland
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 = 102514
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|votes2 = 55392
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|votes3 = 10149
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}}
 
}}
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Slaughter
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|year=2000
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|Editdate= March 23, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00001311&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Louise Slaughter" March 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=2278708
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 28th congressional district|District 28]])
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|totalraised2010=720705
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 28th congressional district|District 28]])
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|totalraised2008=822542
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 28th congressional district|District 28]])
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|totalraised2006=510564
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 28th congressional district|District 28]])
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|totalraised2004=584409
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 28th congressional district|District 28]])
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|totalraised2002=711382
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|result2002=Won
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|office2002=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 28th congressional district|District 28]])
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|totalraised2000=454036
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|result2000=Won
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|office2000=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 28th congressional district|District 28]])
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===Individual breakdown===
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
{{Campaign finance reports
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[[File:Louise Slaughter 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Slaughter's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Slaughter won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Slaughter's campaign committee raised a total of $2,278,709 and spent $2,469,257.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001311&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Louise Slaughter 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
|Name = Louise Slaughter
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|Political Party =Democratic
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|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/956/12970962956/12970962956.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Louise Slaughter's April Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 1 =April 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 1 =362752.89
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|Total Contributions 1 =205203.98
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|Expenditures 1=38104.64
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|Cash on Hand 1 =529816.23
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/401/12971465401/12971465401.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Louise Slaughter's July Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 2 =688558.16
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|Total Contributions 2 =294021.56
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|Expenditures 2=18668.03
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|Cash on Hand 2 =963911.69
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|Report 3 =October Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/584/12972673584/12972673584.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Louise Slaughter's October Quarterly Report," Accessed October 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Date 3 =October 15, 2012
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|Beginning Balance 3 =965761.69
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|Total Contributions 3 =730965.38
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|Expenditures 3=1286018.39
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|Cash on Hand 3 =410708.68
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On October 15, 2012, quarterly reports were submitted by campaigns to the [[Federal Election Commission]]. The political blog ''Daily Kos'' did an analysis of the fundraising figures and found [[Republican]] challenger [[Maggie Brooks]] has more cash-on-hand than [[Democratic]] incumbent Louise Slaughter in the third quarter.  Brooks has $857,000 in cash-on-hand and Slaughter has $411,000 in cash-on-hand.<ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/18/1145099/-Third-quarter-House-fundraising-who-s-got-the-cash?detail=hide ''Daily Kos'' "Third quarter House fundraising: who's got the cash?" October 18, 2012]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 25th Congressional District
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $2,278,709
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|total spent = $2,469,257
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|opponent raised = $1,464,442
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|opponent spent = $1,447,864
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|org1 = Emily's List
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|org2 = Constellation Brands
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|org3 = Wilmorite Inc
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|org4 = Northrop Grumman
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|org5 = University of Rochester
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|orgdonor1 = $58,998
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|orgdonor2 = $24,500
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|orgdonor3 = $21,500
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|orgdonor4 = $18,500
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|orgdonor5 = $16,400
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|ind1 = Leadership PACs
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|ind2 = Women's Issues
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|ind3 = Candidate Committees
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|ind4 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind5 = Retired
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|inddonor1 = $139,000
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|inddonor2 = $113,887
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|inddonor3 = $103,268
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|inddonor4 = $83,000
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|inddonor5 = $73,281
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|}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House, New York
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 25th Congressional District
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $720,705
 
|total raised = $720,705
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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'', Slaughter is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far left Democrat]]" as of June 21, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/louise_slaughter/400378 ''Gov Track'' "Slaughter" Accessed June 21, 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,'' Slaughter missed 1,076 of 16,306 roll call votes from Jan 1987 to Apr 2013, which is 6.6% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/louise_slaughter/400378 ''GovTrack,'' "Louise Slaughter" Accessed April 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. Slaughter paid her congressional staff a total of $1,070,488 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranks 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Louis_M._Slaughter.html ''LegiStorm'', "Louis M. Slaughter," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Slaughter paid her congressional staff a total of $1,070,488 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Louis_M._Slaughter.html ''LegiStorm'', "Louis M. Slaughter," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Slaughter's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,464,018 to $3,310,000. Averaging to a net worth of $4,774,018 which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001311&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Louis M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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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'', Slaughter's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,664,020 to $3,610,000. That averages to $2,637,010, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth increased by 10.47% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001311&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Slaughter's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,464,018 to $3,310,000. Averaging to a net worth of $2,387,009 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001311&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Louis M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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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. Information on Slaughter's votes in 2012 is unavailable.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 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. Slaughter ranked 40th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Percentage voting with party===
 
===Percentage voting with party===
====November 2011====
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{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
|name=Louise Slaughter
 
|name=Louise Slaughter
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
|percent=93.9%
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|percent=93.3%
|rank=60th
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|rank=76th
|total=192
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|total=201
 
|chamber=House
 
|chamber=House
|year=December 2011
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|year=June 2013
 
|DHouse=Y
 
|DHouse=Y
 
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==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
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*[http://www.louise.house.gov/ U.S. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter] ''official U.S. House site''
 
*[http://www.louise.house.gov/ U.S. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter] ''official U.S. House site''
 
*[http://www.votelouise.com/ Louise Slaughter for Congress] ''official campaign site''
 
*[http://www.votelouise.com/ Louise Slaughter for Congress] ''official campaign site''
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Louise Slaughter
Louise Slaughter.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1987-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorAnn Marie Buerkle (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,082,346
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
1983–1986
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Master'sUniversity of Kentucky
Personal
BirthdayAugust 14, 1929
Place of birthHarlan County, Kentucky
ProfessionPharmaceuticals Marketing
Net worth$2,637,010
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Louise McIntosh Slaughter (b. August 14, 1929 in Harlan County, Kentucky) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 25th congressional district. Slaughter was first elected to the House in 1986 and is currently serving her fourteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012 Slaughter had previously served the 28th district. Politico reports that redistricting has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.[1]

Slaughter is set to run for re-election in New York's 25th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to being elected to the House Slaughter was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1983 to 1986.[2]

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

Biography

Slaughter was born in Harlan County, Kentucky. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1951 and 1953 respectively.[2]

Career

After earning her degrees, Slaughter went to work for a major chemicals manufacturer doing market research.[3] She served in the Monroe County (New York) Legislature from 1976 to 1979, as regional coordinator to then-Secretary of State Mario Cuomo from 1976 to 1978, and to then-Lt. Gov. Mario Cuomo from 1979-82. She served in the New York State Assembly from 1982 to 1986.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Slaughter serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Slaughter served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Slaughter 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. She 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.[8]

Elections

2012

New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012

Slaughter won re-election in 2012. Due to New York's redistricting, she ran in the newly redrawn 25th district. She was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and defeated Maggie Brooks (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[9][10]

Redistricting has made Slaughter's new district less favorable to her.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 25 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouise Slaughter Incumbent 55.7% 179,810
     Republican Maggie Brooks 41.3% 133,389
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3% 9,561
Total Votes 322,760
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Slaughter is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Slaughter raised a total of $6,082,346 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[24]

Louise Slaughter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $2,278,708
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $720,705
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $822,542
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $510,564
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $584,409
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $711,382
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $454,036
Grand Total Raised $6,082,346

Individual breakdown

2012

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

Slaughter won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Slaughter's campaign committee raised a total of $2,278,709 and spent $2,469,257.[25]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Slaughter's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Slaughter was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a thirteenth term. Her campaign committee raised a total of $720,705 and spent $843,659.[26]
U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 25th Congressional District, 2010 - Louise Slaughter Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $720,705
Total Spent $843,659
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $26,595
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $20,298
Top contributors to Louise Slaughter's campaign committee
Harris Corp$16,500
Constellation Brands$13,400
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Public Sector Unions$66,000
Transportation Unions$38,500
Industrial Unions$38,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$36,435
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$35,375

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Slaughter is a "far left Democrat" as of June 21, 2013.[27]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Slaughter missed 1,076 of 16,306 roll call votes from Jan 1987 to Apr 2013, which is 6.6% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [28]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Slaughter paid her congressional staff a total of $1,070,488 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[29]

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, Slaughter's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,664,020 to $3,610,000. That averages to $2,637,010, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth increased by 10.47% from 2010.[30]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Slaughter's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,464,018 to $3,310,000. Averaging to a net worth of $2,387,009 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[31]

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. Information on Slaughter's votes in 2012 is unavailable.[32]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Slaughter ranked 40th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[33]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Louise Slaughter has voted with the Democratic Party 93.3% of the time, which ranked 76th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[34]

Recent news

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Personal

Slaughter is a native of Harlan County, Kentucky, but lived most of her life in Rochester, New York's suburb of Fairport. She is married to Robert Slaughter and has three daughters and seven grandchildren.[35]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Politico "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SLAUGHTER, Louise McIntosh, (1929 - )"
  3. Louise Slaughter, Western New York's Progressive Spirit "About Louise"
  4. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Biography"
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Committee Assignments"
  7. House of Representatives Committee on Rules, David Dreier, Chairman "Subcommittees of the Committee on Rules"
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  10. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  21. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Louise Slaughter" March 2013
  25. Open Secrets "Louise Slaughter 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Louise M. Slaughter 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 28, 2011
  27. Gov Track "Slaughter" Accessed June 21, 2013
  28. GovTrack, "Louise Slaughter" Accessed April 2013
  29. LegiStorm, "Louis M. Slaughter," Accessed October 1, 2012
  30. OpenSecrets.org "Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "Louis M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  32. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  33. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  34. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  35. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Ann Marie Buerkle
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 25
2013–Present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
Matthew F. McHugh
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 28
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Now defunct
Preceded by
Fred J. Eckert
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 30
1987-1993
Succeeded by
Jack Quinn
Preceded by
'
New York State Assembly - District 130
1983–1986
Succeeded by
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