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|Position = U.S. Senate, Virginia
 
|Position = U.S. Senate, Virginia
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = 2009-Present
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|Tenure = January 3, 2009-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
 
|Assumed office = 2009
 
|Assumed office = 2009
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Predecessor = John W. Warner (R)
 
|Predecessor = John W. Warner (R)
|Leadership =
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|Leadership =Virginia Democratic Party chairman
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|Years leadership =1993-1995
 
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|Last election = 2008
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|Last election = [[United_States_Senate_elections_in_Virginia,_2014| November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2014 = $16.87
 
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|Next election = [[United_States_Senate_elections_in_Virginia,_2014| November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $ = 30,761,593
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|Prior office =Governor of Virginia
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|Prior office years =January 14, 2002 – January 14, 2006
 
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|Birthday = December 15, 1954
 
|Birthday = December 15, 1954
|Place of birth = Indianapolis, IN
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|Place of birth = Indianapolis, Ind.
 
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|Net worth=$257,481,658
 
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|Office website = http://www.warner.senate.gov
 
|Office website = http://www.warner.senate.gov
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|Campaign website =http://markwarnerva.com/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark Warner''' (b. December 15, 1954, in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Virginia]]. Warner was first elected to the Senate in 2008 and is currently serving his first term.<ref name="cnnr">[http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/states/virginia.html ''The New York Times'', "Election Results 2008," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mark Warner''' (b. December 15, 1954, in Indianapolis, [[Indiana|Ind.]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Virginia]]. Warner was first elected to the Senate in 2008 and is currently serving his second term.<ref name="cnnr">[http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/states/virginia.html ''The New York Times'', "Election Results 2008," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>  
 
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Warner {{2014isrunning}} for re-election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]] from [[Virginia]] [[United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2014|in 2014]].<ref name=warner>[http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/29/mark-warner-senate-2014-election/2034529/ ''USA Today'', "Democratic Sen. Warner will run again in 2014," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref>
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Prior to his election in the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]] Warner served as Governor of Virginia from 2002-2006.<ref name=”bio1”>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/535/mark-warner#.Ufpt6ZJwqyM ‘’Votesmart’’ “Mark Warner Biography,” accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Born in Indiana, Warner was raised in Connecticut. He received his bachelor's degree from George Washington University, and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He co-founded the cell phone company that went on to become Nextel.<ref name="about"/>
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Warner was born in Indiana and raised in Connecticut. He received his bachelor's degree from George Washington University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He co-founded the cell phone company that became Nextel.<ref name="about"/> Prior to serving in the [[U.S. Senate|Senate]], Warner served as governor of Virginia from 2002-2006.<ref name=”bio1”>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/535/mark-warner#.Ufpt6ZJwqyM ''Votesmart'', "Mark Warner Biography,” accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
The following is an abbreviated list of Warner's political and professional career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000805 ''Biographical Directory-U.S. House'', "Warner," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
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The following is an abbreviated list of Warner's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000805 ''Biographical Directory-U.S. House'', "Warner," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
*1993-1995: Virginia Democratic Party chairman
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*2008-Present: [[United States Senate|U.S. Senator]] from [[Virginia]]
 
*2002-2006: Governor of Virginia
 
*2002-2006: Governor of Virginia
*2008-Present: U.S. Senator
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*1993-1995: Virginia Democratic Party chairman
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. Senate===
 
===U.S. Senate===
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====2015-2016====
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Warner serves on the following committees:<ref>[https://www.senate.gov/general/committee_assignments/assignments.htm ''United States Senate'', "Committee Assignments of the 114th Congress," accessed February 17, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee]]
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**[[United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs#Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection|Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection]]
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**[[United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs#National Security and International Trade and Finance|Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance]]
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**[[United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs#Securities, Insurance, and Investment|Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment]], ''Ranking Member''
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Budget|Budget Committee]]
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Finance|Finance Committee]]
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**[[United States Senate Committee on Finance#Health Care|Subcommittee on Health Care]]
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**[[United States Senate Committee on Finance#Taxation and IRS Oversight|Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight]]
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**[[United States Senate Committee on Finance#Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth|Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth]], ''Ranking Member''
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Intelligence (Select)|Select Committee on Intelligence]]
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration|Rules and Administration Committee]]
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*[[United States Congress Joint Committee on Printing|Joint Committee on Printing]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Warner serves on the following Senate committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/index.php?chamber=senate ''Congressional Quarterly'', "Senate Committee List" accessed January 22, 2013]</ref>
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Warner served on the following Senate committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/index.php?chamber=senate ''Congressional Quarterly'', "Senate Committee List," accessed January 22, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs]]
 
*[[United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs]]
 
**Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment
 
**Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Warner was on the following Senate committees:<ref>[http://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Committees ''Official Senate website'', "Committee Assignments," accessed October 13, 2011]</ref>
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Warner served on the following Senate committees:<ref>[http://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Committees ''Official Senate website'', "Committee Assignments," accessed October 13, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs]]
 
*[[United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs]]
 
**Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Subcommittee
 
**Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Subcommittee
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*[[United States Congress Joint Economic Committee|Joint Economic Committee]]
 
*[[United States Congress Joint Economic Committee|Joint Economic Committee]]
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Legislative actions===
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===113th Congress===
====113th Congress====
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====National security====
 
====National security====
 
=====John Brennan CIA nomination=====
 
=====John Brennan CIA nomination=====
{{Support vote}} Warner voted for the confirmation of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 2013, with a vote of 63 - 34. Most Democrats supported the nomination, while Republicans were somewhat divided with roughly one-third supporting the nomination.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43133?s=party#.UkRU1D_TCgQ ''Project Vote Smart'', "PN 48 - Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Warner voted for the confirmation of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 2013, with a vote of 63 - 34. Most Democrats supported the nomination, while Republicans were somewhat divided with roughly one-third supporting the nomination.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43133?s=party#.UkRU1D_TCgQ ''Project Vote Smart'', "PN 48 - Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Economy====
 
====Economy====
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=====No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013=====
 
=====No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013=====
{{Support vote}} Warner voted for H.R.325 -- No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The bill passed the Senate on January 31, 2013, with a vote of 64 - 34. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and withhold the pay of members of Congress until a budget could be passed. The vote largely followed party lines with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting it and many Republicans in opposition to the bill.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42338?s=party ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 325 - To Ensure the Complete and Timely Payment of the Obligations of the United States Government Until May 19, 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Warner voted for H.R.325 -- No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The bill passed the Senate on January 31, 2013, with a vote of 64 - 34. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and withhold the pay of members of Congress until a budget could be passed. The vote largely followed party lines with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting it and many Republicans in opposition to the bill.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42338?s=party ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 325 - To Ensure the Complete and Timely Payment of the Obligations of the United States Government Until May 19, 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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=====Government shutdown=====
 
=====Government shutdown=====
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
  
{{support vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. Warner voted with the [[Democratic Party]] for the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. Warner voted with the [[Democratic Party]] for the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
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=====Mexico-U.S. border=====
 
=====Mexico-U.S. border=====
{{Oppose vote}} Warner voted against Senate Amendment 1197 -- Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border. The amendment was rejected by the Senate on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 39 - 54. The purpose of the amendment was to require the completion of 350 miles of fence described in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted. It would also require 700 miles of fence be completed before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be changed to permanent resident status. The vote followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45516#.UkRPsD_TCgQ ''Project Vote Smart'', "S Amdt 1197 - Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} Warner voted against Senate Amendment 1197 -- Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border. The amendment was rejected by the Senate on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 39 - 54. The purpose of the amendment was to require the completion of 350 miles of fence described in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted. It would also require 700 miles of fence be completed before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be changed to permanent resident status. The vote followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45516#.UkRPsD_TCgQ ''Project Vote Smart'', "S Amdt 1197 - Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
  
====Social Issues====
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====Social issues====
 
=====Violence Against Women (2013)=====
 
=====Violence Against Women (2013)=====
{{Support vote}} Warner voted for S.47 -- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013, with a vote of 78 - 22. The purpose of the bill was to combat violence against women, from domestic violence to international trafficking in persons. All 22 dissenting votes were cast by Republicans.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42501#.UkRXCD_TCgQ ''Project Vote Smart'', "S 47 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Warner voted for S.47 -- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013, with a vote of 78 - 22. The purpose of the bill was to combat violence against women, from domestic violence to international trafficking in persons. All 22 dissenting votes were cast by Republicans.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42501#.UkRXCD_TCgQ ''Project Vote Smart'', "S 47 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013]</ref>
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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===Previous congressional sessions===
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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====Fiscal cliff====
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{{Yea vote}} Warner 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. The bill was passed in the Senate by an 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00251 ''U.S. Senate'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
Warner 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. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00251 ''U.S. Senate'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:S030_060.gif|right|290px|thumb|Mark Warner's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2014.asp?quiz=Pres2016 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Warner is a '''Moderate Populist Conservative'''. Warner received a score of 31 percent on social issues and 57 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Warner|Date=April 19, 2015|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://Senate.OnTheIssues.org/Senate/ ''On The Issues'', "Mark Warner Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015]</ref>
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|Abortion= Neutral
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|God= Favors
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|ObamaCare= Favors
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|Social Security= Neutral
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|School Choice= Favors
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|Animals= Opposes
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|Crime= Strongly Favors
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|Guns= Favors
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|Taxes= Favors
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|Citizenship= Opposes
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|Free Trade= Favors
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|United Nations= Favors
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|Military= Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran= Opposes
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|Energy= Opposes
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|Marijuana= Strongly Favors
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|Stimulus= Opposes
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===Controversy===
 
===Controversy===
====Bieber deportation====
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====Sexual assault====
On February 4, 2014, Warner said that he would sign a petition to deport Justin Bieber, a Canadian citizen.<ref name="bieber">[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/mark-warner-justin-bieber_n_4724007.html ''Huffington Post'', "Mark Warner: Deport Justin Bieber!," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://fm99.com/rumble/senator-mark-warner-offers-to-sign-petition-to-deport-justin-bieber/ ''FM 99,'' "Senator Mark Warner offers to sign petition to deport Justin Bieber," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/entertainment/sen-mark-warner-wants-to-deport-justin-bieber/2014/02/04/625fc9b4-8dca-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_video.html ''Washington Post'', "Sen. Mark Warner wants to deport Justin Bieber," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref>
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After ''Rolling Stone'' published a story about "gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity," which contained many flaws, Warner said, "Statistics show that one out of every five women are victims of sexual assault when they’re on college campuses. It’s actually safer not to be in college than it is to be in college."<ref name=sa>[http://www.politifact.com/virginia/statements/2015/jan/04/mark-warner/warner-sexual-assualt-its-safer-women-not-be-colle/ ''PolitiFact.com'', "Warner on sexual assault: It's safer for women not to be in college," accessed January 10, 2014]</ref>
  
He sent a tweet that said, "It's true: I'm not a #Belieber. 'Senator Mark Warner offers to sign petition to deport Justin Bieber.'"<ref name="bieber"/>
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''PolitiFact Virginia'' rated his statement as "Mostly False" because "Warner’s statement ignores a credible and more current body of research that offered an opposite conclusion to his."<ref name=sa/>
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====Bieber deportation====
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On February 4, 2014, Warner said that he would sign a petition to deport Justin Bieber, a Canadian citizen.<ref name="bieber">[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/mark-warner-justin-bieber_n_4724007.html ''Huffington Post'', "Mark Warner: Deport Justin Bieber!," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://fm99.com/rumble/senator-mark-warner-offers-to-sign-petition-to-deport-justin-bieber/ ''FM 99'', "Senator Mark Warner offers to sign petition to deport Justin Bieber," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/entertainment/sen-mark-warner-wants-to-deport-justin-bieber/2014/02/04/625fc9b4-8dca-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_video.html ''Washington Post'', "Sen. Mark Warner wants to deport Justin Bieber," accessed February 12, 2014]</ref> He sent a tweet that said, "It's true: I'm not a #Belieber."<ref name="bieber"/>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2016===
 
===2016===
::''See also: [[Possible 2016 U.S. Presidential candidates]]''
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::''See also: [[Possible presidential candidates, 2016]]''
{{Warner2016}}
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Warner is a [[Possible presidential candidates, 2016|possible 2016 presidential candidate]].
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===2014===
 
===2014===
 
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2014]]''
  
Warner {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Virginia]]. Warner did not face a primary challenger. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=warner>[http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/29/mark-warner-senate-2014-election/2034529/ ''USA Today'', "Democratic Sen. Warner will run again in 2014," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref>
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In a race that was too close to call, Warner declared victory in his bid for re-election to the [[United States Senate]].<ref>[http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/29/mark-warner-senate-2014-election/2034529/ ''USA Today'', "Democratic Sen. Warner will run again in 2014," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref> Initially, [[Ed Gillespie]] did not concede. He said, "Unfortunately some campaigns last longer than others, and I'm going to need a little more hard work ... we know there will be a canvass that commences [Wednesday] and we will have a better sense [of who won]. We're going to be patient here."<ref>[http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Mark-Warner-Ed-Gillespie-Virginia-Senate-Race--281500861.html ''NBC Washington'', "Virginia Senate: Gillespie, Warner Race Too Close to Call," accessed November 5, 2014]</ref> On November 7, 2014, Gillespie decided not to seek a recount and conceded to Warner.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-ed-gillespie-concedes-va-senate-race/2014/11/07/c4189f48-66a8-11e4-ab86-46000e1d0035_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Republican Ed Gillespie concedes Va. Senate race," accessed November 7, 2014]</ref>
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A ''Washington Free Beacon'' poll found that 50 percent of voters would re-elect Warner over another candidate, whereas 45 percent would prefer a new senator. Among independents, Warner struggled, with 49 percent saying they would rather elect a new senator than keep Warner. Only 43 percent of independents would like to keep Warner in office.<ref>[http://freebeacon.com/poll-mark-warner-vulnerable-in-2014/ ''Free Beacon'', "Poll: Mark Warner Vulnerable in 2014," accessed November 27, 2013] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
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=====Judgeship controversy=====
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According to the ''Washington Post'', "The son of a former Virginia state senator has told federal investigators that U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner discussed the possibility of several jobs, including a federal judgeship, for the senator’s daughter in an effort to dissuade him from quitting the evenly divided state Senate."<ref name=judge>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/warner-discussed-job-for-pucketts-daughter/2014/10/10/8fb21b3c-50b7-11e4-babe-e91da079cb8a_story.html ''Washington Post'', "Warner discussed job for Puckett’s daughter," accessed October 22, 2014]</ref>
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Warner spokesman Kevin Hall responded to the accusation saying, "Senator Warner was not in a position to offer, and never did offer, any job to Mrs. Ketron. When he spoke to Senator Puckett the following day, it was clear that he had made up his mind and had already drafted his letter of resignation.”<ref name=judge/>
  
A November 2013 poll suggested a difficult bid for re-election in 2014 for Warner. A ''Washington Free Beacon'' poll found that 50% of voters would re-elect Warner over another candidate, whereas 45% would prefer a new Senator. Among independents, Warner struggles with 49% saying they would rather elect a new Senator than keep Warner. Only 43% of Independents would like to keep Warner in office.<ref>[http://freebeacon.com/poll-mark-warner-vulnerable-in-2014/ ''Free Beacon'', "Poll: Mark Warner Vulnerable in 2014," accessed November 27, 2013]</ref>
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Republicans and Democrats in the [[Virginia General Assembly]] tried to use state Sen. [[Phillip Puckett]] in a battle over the expansion of Medicaid. Republicans, who wanted to gain control of the assembly in order to block the expansion of Medicaid, planned to put Puckett on the state tobacco commission after he retired. Democrats persuaded Puckett to stay, in order to expand Medicaid. Paul Reagan, Gov. [[Terry McAuliffe]]’s chief of staff, left the following message for Puckett: "If there’s something that we can do for her, I mean, you know, we have a couple of big agencies here that we still need agency heads. We could potentially, potentially, subject to approval of the governor and so forth, you know, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy could be available."<ref name=judge/>
  
 
====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
Warner was endorsed by John Warner, the Republican senator Warner challenged in 1996. While John Warner prevailed, Mark Warner ran again successfully for the [[United States Senate|Senate]] when John retired.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/john-warner-backs-mark-warner/ ''Roll Call'', "John Warner Endorses Mark Warner (Updated)," accessed January 28, 2014]</ref>
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Warner was endorsed by the following:
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*The International Brotherhood of Police Officers<ref name=mwe>[http://markwarnerva.com/campaign-news/senator-mark-warner-receives-endorsements-virginia-law-enforcement-organizations/ ''MarkWarnerVA'', "Senator Mark Warner Receives Endorsements From Virginia Law Enforcement Organizations," accessed October 21, 2014]</ref>
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*The Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association<ref name=mwe/>
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*The Virginia Beach Police Supervisors’ Association<ref name=mwe/>
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*The Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers Association of Virginia<ref name=mwe/>
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*The Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs (VCOPS)<ref name=mwe/>
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*Former Sen. John Warner.
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**Mark Warner challenged John Warner (R) in 1996. While John Warner prevailed, Mark Warner ran again successfully for the [[United States Senate|Senate]] when John retired.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/john-warner-backs-mark-warner/ ''Roll Call'', "John Warner Endorses Mark Warner (Updated)," accessed January 28, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====Media====
 
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{{youtube|title=x97zqmSwcH0|size=250|caption=Warner's September 2014 campaign ad, "Next Generation."}}
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{{youtube|title=JkMRZLmIuXI|size=250|caption=Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "Virginia First."}}
 
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Warner released his first television ad on May 27, 2014. In the ad, Warner highlighted his ability to "bring Democrats and Republicans together" and the importance of giving everyone a "fair shot."
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*Warner released his first television ad on May 27, 2014. In the ad, Warner highlighted his ability to "bring Democrats and Republicans together" and the importance of giving everyone a "fair shot."
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*Warner's September 2014 ad highlighted his bipartisan work in the Senate. He also argued that the national debt needs to be addressed.
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*Former Senator John Warner (R) touted Mark Warner's bipartisan efforts in the Senate in the October 2014 ad, "Virginia First."
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====Polls====
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{{Vasen2014polls}}
  
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
On November 20, 2012, Warner announced that he would not run for his former position as [[Governor of Virginia]] in 2013. Prior to this, Warner had been the prospective frontrunner for the 2013 [[Democratic]] nomination. His decision clears the way for confirmed candidate, former Democratic National Committee Chairman [[Terry McAuliffe]], to represent the party in the race against presumptive GOP nominee, [[Attorney General of Virginia|attorney general]] [[Ken Cuccinelli]], to succeed term-limited incumbent Gov. [[Bob McDonnell]]. Warner, who segued to the U.S. Senate when his term as governor ended in 2006, told the press, "I loved being governor, but I have a different job now - and it's here, in the United States Senate."<ref>[http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/sen-mark-warner-passes-2013-governor-bid ''The Virginia-Pilot,'' "Sen. Mark Warner passes on 2013 governor bid," November 21, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/virginia/release-detail?ReleaseID=1813 ''Quinnipiac Institute,'' "Sen. Warner Has Big Early Lead In Virginia Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say Economy Will Get Better With Obama ," November 14, 2012]</ref>
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On November 20, 2012, Warner announced that he would not run for his former position as [[Governor of Virginia]] in 2013. Prior to this, Warner had been the prospective frontrunner for the 2013 [[Democratic]] nomination. His decision cleared the way for confirmed candidate, former chair of the Democratic National Committee [[Terry McAuliffe]], to represent the party in the race against GOP nominee, [[Attorney General of Virginia|Attorney General]] [[Ken Cuccinelli]], to succeed term-limited incumbent Gov. [[Bob McDonnell]]. Warner, who segued to the U.S. Senate when his term as governor ended in 2006, told the press, "I loved being governor, but I have a different job now - and it's here, in the United States Senate."<ref>[http://hamptonroads.com/2012/11/sen-mark-warner-passes-2013-governor-bid ''The Virginia-Pilot'', "Sen. Mark Warner passes on 2013 governor bid," November 21, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/virginia/release-detail?ReleaseID=1813 ''Quinnipiac Institute'', "Sen. Warner Has Big Early Lead In Virginia Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say Economy Will Get Better With Obama," November 14, 2012]</ref>
 
   
 
   
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
 
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/325/Mark-R-Warner Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Warner attends.
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<br>
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Warner
 
|Name=Warner
 
|year=2008
 
|year=2008
|Editdate= April 25, 2013
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|Editdate= April 21, 2015
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00002097&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Donor history for Mark Warner" accessed April 25, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00002097&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Donor history for Mark Warner," accessed April 25, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2014=17098544
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|result2014=Won
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|office2014=U.S. Senate (Virginia)
 
|totalraised2008=13663049
 
|totalraised2008=13663049
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
 
|office2008=U.S. Senate (Virginia)
 
|office2008=U.S. Senate (Virginia)
 
}}
 
}}
 
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{{Find the best|title=<htmlet>FindTheBest-MarkRWarner-CampaignContributions</htmlet>|float=right|width=300px}}
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<br>
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
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Warner won re-election to the [[U.S. Senate]] in 2014. During that election cycle, Warner's campaign committee raised a total of $17,098,544 and spent $18,114,108.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2014&cid=N00002097&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Mark Warner 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 14, 2015]</ref> This is more than the average $10.6 million spent by Senate winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&sort=O&Memb=S ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 14, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Warner spent $16.87 per general election vote received in 2014.
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{{Congress donor box 2014
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. Senate, Virginia
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $17,098,544
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|total spent = $18,114,108
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|opponent raised =$7,894,669
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|opponent spent =$7,875,545
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|org1 = JPMorgan Chase & Co
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|org2 = Altria Group
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|org3 = Dominion Resources
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|org4 = Blackstone Group
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|org5 = Norfolk Southern
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|orgdonor1 = $103,916
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|orgdonor2 = $95,099
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|orgdonor3 = $90,770
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|orgdonor4 = $78,300
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|orgdonor5 = $76,898
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|ind1 = Securities & Investment
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|ind2 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind3 = Retired
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|ind4 = Real Estate
 +
|ind5 = Insurance
 +
|inddonor1 = $1,679,903
 +
|inddonor2 = $1,350,526
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|inddonor3 = $1,052,395
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|inddonor4 = $731,600
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|inddonor5 = $559,250
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|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Mark Warner Donors 2014.JPG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Warner's campaign funds before the 2014 election.]]}}
 
{{Mark Warner 2014 FEC}}
 
{{Mark Warner 2014 FEC}}
  
According to Warner, he raised $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. This leaves him with over $7 million in cash on hand at the end of 2013.<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/194351-warner-ends-year-with-7m-in-bank-for-re-election ''The Hill'', "Warner ends year with $7M in bank for re-election," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
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According to Warner, he raised $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. This gave him $7 million in cash on hand at the end of 2013.<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/194351-warner-ends-year-with-7m-in-bank-for-re-election ''The Hill'', "Warner ends year with $7M in bank for re-election," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
[[File:Mark Warner 2008 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Warner's campaign funds before the 2008 election.]]
 
 
Warner won election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Warner's campaign committee raised a total of $13,663,049 and spent $12,515,479.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=VAS2&cycle=2008 ''Open Secrets'', "Virginia Senate Race: 2008 Election Cycle," accessed November 26, 2011]</ref>
 
Warner won election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Warner's campaign committee raised a total of $13,663,049 and spent $12,515,479.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=VAS2&cycle=2008 ''Open Secrets'', "Virginia Senate Race: 2008 Election Cycle," accessed November 26, 2011]</ref>
 
{{Congress donor box 2008
 
{{Congress donor box 2008
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|inddonor5 = $550,671
 
|inddonor5 = $550,671
 
|}}
 
|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Mark Warner 2008 Donor Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Warner's campaign funds before the 2008 election.]]}}
  
 
==Personal Gain Index==
 
==Personal Gain Index==
[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px]]
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
The aim of the Personal Gain Index (PGI) is to shine a light on how members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] may benefit from their tenure as public servants. Researchers at the [[Government Accountability Institute]] will look at four different metrics pointing to aspects of self-enrichment.<br>
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
The PGI will consist of the following metrics:
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
*Net worth
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It consists of two different metrics:
**How much did a member's net worth increase or decrease over a specified period?
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
*The K-Street metric (''coming soon'')
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
**What percentage of a member's staff were previously lobbyists?
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*Donation concentration (''coming soon'')
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**What industries are contributing the most to each member?
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*Stock trading (''coming soon'')
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**What stocks are each member holding in their portfolio?
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===PGI: Net worth===
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
:: ''See also: [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
 
[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
  
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Warner's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $96,221,316 to $418,742,000. That averages to '''$257,481,658''', which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Senate members in 2012 of $13,566,333.90. Warner ranked as the 1st most wealthy senator in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002097&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Warner, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2007 and 2012, Warner‘s net worth decreased by 2.3 percent. Between 2004 and 2012, the average increase in the net worth of a congressman was 72.6 percent.
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Warner's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $96,221,316 to $418,742,000. That averages to '''$257,481,658''', which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Senate members in 2012 of $13,566,333.90. Warner ranked as the wealthiest senator in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00002097&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Warner, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2007 and 2012, Warner‘s calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> did not change. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
  
 
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===Wealthiest members of Congress===
 
===Wealthiest members of Congress===
According to a report by ''The Hill'', Warner is one of the three wealthiest members of Congress. His minimum net worth was estimated at $88.5 million by the report. He is joined by Rep. [[Michael McCaul]] (R-TX) and Rep. [[Darrell Issa]] (R-CA) on the list.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/20/issa-mccaul-warner-are-wealthiest-members-of-congress/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''The Washington Post'', "Issa, McCaul, Warner are wealthiest members of Congress," August 20, 2013]</ref>
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According to a 2013 report by ''The Hill'', Warner was one of the three wealthiest members of Congress. His minimum net worth was estimated at $88.5 million by the report. He was joined by Rep. [[Michael McCaul]] (R-TX) and Rep. [[Darrell Issa]] (R-CA) on the list.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/20/issa-mccaul-warner-are-wealthiest-members-of-congress/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''The Washington Post'', "Issa, McCaul, Warner are wealthiest members of Congress," August 20, 2013]</ref>
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Warner received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Lawyers/Law Firms'' industry.
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From 1995-2014, '''23.06 percent of  Warner's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00002097&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Sen. Mark  Warner," accessed October 2, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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{{Cong career industries
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|party =Democratic
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|total raised =39487633
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|total spent = 30512823
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|ind1 =Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Securities & Investment
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|ind3 =Retired
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|ind4 =Real Estate
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|ind5 =Business Services
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|inddonor1 =2906148
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|inddonor2 =2738302
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|inddonor3 =1756848
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|inddonor4 =1388493
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|inddonor5 =803640
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|district =
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|committee=
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|committee2=
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|rank =
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|rank2=
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|}}
  
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Ideology and leadership===  
 
===Ideology and leadership===  
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Warner is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat]]" as of August 1, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mark_warner/412321 ''GovTrack'', "Mark Warner," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Warner was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat]]" as of August 26, 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mark_warner/412321 ''GovTrack'', "Mark Warner," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref> This was the same rating Warner received in August 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mark_warner/412321 ''GovTrack'', "Mark Warner," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
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Warner most often votes with:
 
Warner most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Tim Kaine]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Susan Collins]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Susan Collins]]
*{{bluedot}} [[Michael Bennett]]
 
 
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{{col-break}}
 
Warner least often votes with:
 
Warner least often votes with:
*{{reddot}} [[Ted Cruz]]
 
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Joe Manchin]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Joe Manchin]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Mike Lee (Utah)]]
 
{{col-end}}
 
{{col-end}}
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Warner missed 44 of 1,276 roll call votes from January 2009 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.4%, which is worse than the median of 1.7% among current senators as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mark_warner/412321 ''GovTrack'', "Mark Warner," accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Warner missed 58 of 1,729 roll call votes from January 2009 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.4 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.0 percent among current senators as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mark_warner/412321 ''GovTrack'', "Mark Warner," accessed August 26, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Warner paid his congressional staff a total of $2,710,220 in 2011. He ranks 23rd on the list of the highest paid Democratic senatorial staff salaries and ranks 30th overall of the highest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, [[Virginia]] ranks 13th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/933/Sen_Mark_Warner.html ''LegiStorm'', "Mark Warner"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Warner paid his congressional staff a total of $2,710,220 in 2011. He ranked 23rd on the list of the highest paid Democratic senatorial staff salaries and ranked 30th overall of the highest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, [[Virginia]] ranked 13th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/933/Sen_Mark_Warner.html ''LegiStorm'', "Mark Warner"]</ref>
  
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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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. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Warner ranked 46th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013]</ref>
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====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Warner ranked 44th in the liberal 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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Warner ranked 44th in the liberal 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====
 
====2011====
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Warner was one of two members of congress who ranked 37th in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-senate-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Warner was 1 of 2 members of congress who ranked 37th in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-senate-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name= Mark Warner
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|party=Democratic
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|percent= 89.9 percent
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|rank=42nd
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|total=53
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|chamber=Senate
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|year=August 2014
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|DSen=Y
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}}
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====2013====
 
====2013====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
|name= Mark Warner
 
|name= Mark Warner
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
|percent=89.0%
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|percent=89.0 percent
|rank=43
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|rank=43rd
 
|total=53
 
|total=53
 
|chamber=Senate
 
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===Awards===
 
===Awards===
In 2004, ''Governing'' magazine named Warner and Senator John Chichester, chairman of the [[Virginia State Senate]]'s [[Finance Committee, Virginia State Senate|Finance Committee]] as two of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for their collaboration in overhauling the state tax code.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/poy/mark-warner-john-chichester.html, Alan Greenblatt, ''Governing'', "Solidarity on Solvency: A bipartisan belief in fiscal integrity as the essense of good government," 2004]</ref>  Each year since 1994, ''Governing'' has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."<ref>[http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/governing-announces-2012-public-officials-of-the-year-1715592.htm ''Governing'', "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012]</ref>
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In 2004, ''Governing'' magazine named Warner and Senator John Chichester, chairman of the [[Virginia State Senate]]'s [[Finance Committee, Virginia State Senate|Finance Committee]] as two of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for their collaboration in overhauling the state tax code.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/poy/mark-warner-john-chichester.html, Alan Greenblatt, ''Governing'', "Solidarity on Solvency: A bipartisan belief in fiscal integrity as the essense of good government," 2004]</ref>  Each year since 1994, ''Governing'' has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."<ref>[http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/governing-announces-2012-public-officials-of-the-year-1715592.htm ''Governing'', "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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Mark Warner
Mark Warner.jpg
U.S. Senate, Virginia
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJohn W. Warner (R)
Leadership
Virginia Democratic Party chairman
1993-1995
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last election November 4, 2014
Cost per vote$16.87 in 2014
Campaign $$30,761,593
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Governor of Virginia
January 14, 2002 – January 14, 2006
Education
Bachelor'sGeorge Washington University
J.D.Harvard Law School
Personal
Date of birthDecember 15, 1954
Place of birthIndianapolis, Ind.
Net worth$257,481,658
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Warner (b. December 15, 1954, in Indianapolis, Ind.) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Virginia. Warner was first elected to the Senate in 2008 and is currently serving his second term.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Warner is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Warner was born in Indiana and raised in Connecticut. He received his bachelor's degree from George Washington University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He co-founded the cell phone company that became Nextel.[2] Prior to serving in the Senate, Warner served as governor of Virginia from 2002-2006.[3]

Career

The following is an abbreviated list of Warner's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 2008-Present: U.S. Senator from Virginia
  • 2002-2006: Governor of Virginia
  • 1993-1995: Virginia Democratic Party chairman

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2015-2016

Warner serves on the following committees:[5]

2013-2014

Warner served on the following Senate committees:[6]

2011-2012

Warner served on the following Senate committees:[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

CongressLogo.png

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[8] The Senate confirmed 13,949 out of 18,323 executive nominations received (76.1 percent). For more information pertaining to Warner's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

John Brennan CIA nomination

Yea3.png Warner voted for the confirmation of John Brennan as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on March 7, 2013, with a vote of 63 - 34. Most Democrats supported the nomination, while Republicans were somewhat divided with roughly one-third supporting the nomination.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On February 4, 2014, the Democratic controlled Senate approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] It passed the Senate with a vote of 68-32. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that will kick in if or when prices drop; however, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Warner joined with 46 other Democratic senators in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 16, 2014, the Democratic-controlled Senate approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[13][14] The Senate voted 72-26 for the 1,582 page bill, with 17 Republicans and 55 Democrats voting in favor of the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Warner voted with the Democratic Party in favor of the bill.[13][14]

No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

Yea3.png Warner voted for H.R.325 -- No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013. The bill passed the Senate on January 31, 2013, with a vote of 64 - 34. The purpose of the bill was to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and withhold the pay of members of Congress until a budget could be passed. The vote largely followed party lines with Democrats overwhelmingly supporting it and many Republicans in opposition to the bill.[16]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[17] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Warner voted with the Democratic Party for the bill.[18]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Mexico-U.S. border

Nay3.png Warner voted against Senate Amendment 1197 -- Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border. The amendment was rejected by the Senate on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 39 - 54. The purpose of the amendment was to require the completion of 350 miles of fence described in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted. It would also require 700 miles of fence be completed before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be changed to permanent resident status. The vote followed party lines.[19]

Social issues

Violence Against Women (2013)

Yea3.png Warner voted for S.47 -- Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill was passed by the Senate on February 12, 2013, with a vote of 78 - 22. The purpose of the bill was to combat violence against women, from domestic violence to international trafficking in persons. All 22 dissenting votes were cast by Republicans.[20]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png Warner 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. The bill was passed in the Senate by an 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.[21]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Mark Warner's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Warner is a Moderate Populist Conservative. Warner received a score of 31 percent on social issues and 57 percent on economic issues.[22]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[23]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Neutral
Expand ObamaCare Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Favors Human needs over animal rights Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Favors
Prioritize green energy Opposes Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Neutral Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[22] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Controversy

Sexual assault

After Rolling Stone published a story about "gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity," which contained many flaws, Warner said, "Statistics show that one out of every five women are victims of sexual assault when they’re on college campuses. It’s actually safer not to be in college than it is to be in college."[24]

PolitiFact Virginia rated his statement as "Mostly False" because "Warner’s statement ignores a credible and more current body of research that offered an opposite conclusion to his."[24]

Bieber deportation

On February 4, 2014, Warner said that he would sign a petition to deport Justin Bieber, a Canadian citizen.[25][26][27] He sent a tweet that said, "It's true: I'm not a #Belieber."[25]

Elections

2016

See also: Possible presidential candidates, 2016

Warner is a possible 2016 presidential candidate.

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Virginia, 2014

In a race that was too close to call, Warner declared victory in his bid for re-election to the United States Senate.[28] Initially, Ed Gillespie did not concede. He said, "Unfortunately some campaigns last longer than others, and I'm going to need a little more hard work ... we know there will be a canvass that commences [Wednesday] and we will have a better sense [of who won]. We're going to be patient here."[29] On November 7, 2014, Gillespie decided not to seek a recount and conceded to Warner.[30]

Election results

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Warner Incumbent 49.1% 1,073,667
     Republican Ed Gillespie 48.3% 1,055,940
     Libertarian Robert Sarvis 2.4% 53,102
     N/A write-in 0.1% 1,764
Total Votes 2,184,473
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Race background

A Washington Free Beacon poll found that 50 percent of voters would re-elect Warner over another candidate, whereas 45 percent would prefer a new senator. Among independents, Warner struggled, with 49 percent saying they would rather elect a new senator than keep Warner. Only 43 percent of independents would like to keep Warner in office.[31]

Judgeship controversy

According to the Washington Post, "The son of a former Virginia state senator has told federal investigators that U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner discussed the possibility of several jobs, including a federal judgeship, for the senator’s daughter in an effort to dissuade him from quitting the evenly divided state Senate."[32]

Warner spokesman Kevin Hall responded to the accusation saying, "Senator Warner was not in a position to offer, and never did offer, any job to Mrs. Ketron. When he spoke to Senator Puckett the following day, it was clear that he had made up his mind and had already drafted his letter of resignation.”[32]

Republicans and Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly tried to use state Sen. Phillip Puckett in a battle over the expansion of Medicaid. Republicans, who wanted to gain control of the assembly in order to block the expansion of Medicaid, planned to put Puckett on the state tobacco commission after he retired. Democrats persuaded Puckett to stay, in order to expand Medicaid. Paul Reagan, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s chief of staff, left the following message for Puckett: "If there’s something that we can do for her, I mean, you know, we have a couple of big agencies here that we still need agency heads. We could potentially, potentially, subject to approval of the governor and so forth, you know, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy could be available."[32]

Endorsements

Warner was endorsed by the following:

  • The International Brotherhood of Police Officers[33]
  • The Virginia Beach Police Benevolent Association[33]
  • The Virginia Beach Police Supervisors’ Association[33]
  • The Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers Association of Virginia[33]
  • The Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs (VCOPS)[33]
  • Former Sen. John Warner.
    • Mark Warner challenged John Warner (R) in 1996. While John Warner prevailed, Mark Warner ran again successfully for the Senate when John retired.[34]

Media


Warner's May 2014 campaign ad, "Working Together."

Warner's September 2014 campaign ad, "Next Generation."

Warner's October 2014 campaign ad, "Virginia First."
  • Warner released his first television ad on May 27, 2014. In the ad, Warner highlighted his ability to "bring Democrats and Republicans together" and the importance of giving everyone a "fair shot."
  • Warner's September 2014 ad highlighted his bipartisan work in the Senate. He also argued that the national debt needs to be addressed.
  • Former Senator John Warner (R) touted Mark Warner's bipartisan efforts in the Senate in the October 2014 ad, "Virginia First."

Polls

General election
Poll Mark Warner (D) Ed Gillespie (R)Robert Sarvis (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Vox Populi
October 30, 2014
44%40%5%11%+/-3.6734
Public Policy Polling
October 29-30, 2014
49%40%5%6%+/-3.2937
Christopher Newport University’s Watson Center for Public Policy
October 23-29, 2014
51%44%2%3%+/-3.9634
Roanoke College
October 20-25, 2014
45%32%3%20%+/-3.6738
University of Mary Washington
October 1-6, 2014
47%37%6%3%+/-5.3444
Christopher Newport University’s Watson Center for Public Policy
Sept. 29-Oct. 5
51%39%3%7%+/-3.5839
Christopher Newport University’s Watson Center for Public Policy
September 2-7, 2014
53%31%5%11%+/-3.4819
Roanoke College Poll
July 14-19, 2014
47%22%5%26%+/-4.2566
AVERAGES 48.38% 35.63% 4.25% 10.88% +/-3.84 713.88
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Warner (D) v. Gillespie (R) v. Sarvis (L)
Poll Mark Warner Ed GillespieRobert Sarvis (L)Wouldn't voteSomeone elseUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac University
March 19-24, 2014
47%22%5%2%0%15%+/-2.71,288
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Warner (D) v. Gillespie (R)
Poll Mark Warner (D) Ed Gillespie (R)Someone elseUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Roanoke College
February 22-28, 2014
56%39%12%2%+/-3.4821
Harper Polling
February 4-5, 2014
44%38%0%18%+/-3.2936
Wason Center for Public Policy
January 15-22, 2014
50%30%2%18%+/-3.11,023
Roanoke College
January 13-17, 2014
50%30%0%20%+/-3.9633
AVERAGES 50% 34.25% 3.5% 14.5% +/-3.4 853.25
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


2013

On November 20, 2012, Warner announced that he would not run for his former position as Governor of Virginia in 2013. Prior to this, Warner had been the prospective frontrunner for the 2013 Democratic nomination. His decision cleared the way for confirmed candidate, former chair of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe, to represent the party in the race against GOP nominee, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, to succeed term-limited incumbent Gov. Bob McDonnell. Warner, who segued to the U.S. Senate when his term as governor ended in 2006, told the press, "I loved being governor, but I have a different job now - and it's here, in the United States Senate."[35][36]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mark Warner won election to the United States Senate. He defeated James "Jim" S. Gilmore (R), William B. Redpath (L) and Glenda Gail Parker (G) in the general election.[37]

U.S. Senate, Virginia General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Warner 72% 3,269,327
     Republican James "Jim" S. Gilmore 27% 1,228,830
     Libertarian William B. Redpath 0.4% 20,269
     Green Glenda Gail Parker 0.5% 21,690
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 3,178
Total Votes 4,543,294

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

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


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Warner is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Warner raised a total of $30,761,593 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 21, 2015.[38]

Mark Warner's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. Senate (Virginia) Won $17,098,544
2008 U.S. Senate (Virginia) Won $13,663,049
Grand Total Raised $30,761,593

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2014

Warner won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2014. During that election cycle, Warner's campaign committee raised a total of $17,098,544 and spent $18,114,108.[39] This is more than the average $10.6 million spent by Senate winners in 2014.[40]

Cost per vote

Warner spent $16.87 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. Senate, Virginia, 2014 - Mark Warner Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $17,098,544
Total Spent $18,114,108
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $7,894,669
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $7,875,545
Top contributors to Mark Warner's campaign committee
JPMorgan Chase & Co$103,916
Altria Group$95,099
Dominion Resources$90,770
Blackstone Group$78,300
Norfolk Southern$76,898
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Securities & Investment$1,679,903
Lawyers/Law Firms$1,350,526
Retired$1,052,395
Real Estate$731,600
Insurance$559,250

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Warner's reports.[41]

According to Warner, he raised $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. This gave him $7 million in cash on hand at the end of 2013.[49]

2008

Warner won election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Warner's campaign committee raised a total of $13,663,049 and spent $12,515,479.[50]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Warner's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $96,221,316 to $418,742,000. That averages to $257,481,658, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Senate members in 2012 of $13,566,333.90. Warner ranked as the wealthiest senator in 2012.[51] Between 2007 and 2012, Warner‘s calculated net worth[52] did not change. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[53]

Mark Warner Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2007$263,421,837
2012$257,481,658
Growth from 2007 to 2012:-2%
Average annual growth:-0%[54]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[55]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Wealthiest members of Congress

According to a 2013 report by The Hill, Warner was one of the three wealthiest members of Congress. His minimum net worth was estimated at $88.5 million by the report. He was joined by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on the list.[56]

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Warner received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 1995-2014, 23.06 percent of Warner's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[57]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Mark Warner Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $39,487,633
Total Spent $30,512,823
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$2,906,148
Securities & Investment$2,738,302
Retired$1,756,848
Real Estate$1,388,493
Business Services$803,640
% total in top industry7.36%
% total in top two industries14.29%
% total in top five industries24.29%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Warner was a "centrist Democrat" as of August 26, 2014.[58] This was the same rating Warner received in August 2013.[59]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[60]

Warner most often votes with:

Warner least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Warner missed 58 of 1,729 roll call votes from January 2009 to July 2014. This amounts to 3.4 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.0 percent among current senators as of July 2014.[61]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Warner paid his congressional staff a total of $2,710,220 in 2011. He ranked 23rd on the list of the highest paid Democratic senatorial staff salaries and ranked 30th overall of the highest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranked 13th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[62]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Warner ranked 46th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[63]

2012

Warner ranked 44th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[64]

2011

Warner was one of two members of congress who ranked 37th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[65]

Voting with party

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

2014

Mark Warner voted with the Democratic Party 89.9 percent of the time, which ranked 42nd among the 53 Senate Democratic members as of August 2014.[66]

2013

Mark Warner voted with the Democratic Party 89.0 percent of the time, which ranked 43rd among the 53 Senate Democratic members as of July 2013.[67]

Personal

Warner lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Lisa, and their three daughters.[2]

Awards

In 2004, Governing magazine named Warner and Senator John Chichester, chairman of the Virginia State Senate's Finance Committee as two of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for their collaboration in overhauling the state tax code.[68] Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[69]

Recent news

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See also

External links

References

  1. The New York Times, "Election Results 2008," accessed August 1, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Official Senate website, "About page," accessed October 13, 2011
  3. Votesmart, "Mark Warner Biography,” accessed August 1, 2013
  4. Biographical Directory-U.S. House, "Warner," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. United States Senate, "Committee Assignments of the 114th Congress," accessed February 17, 2015
  6. Congressional Quarterly, "Senate Committee List," accessed January 22, 2013
  7. Official Senate website, "Committee Assignments," accessed October 13, 2011
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. Project Vote Smart, "PN 48 - Nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  11. Senate.gov, "H.R. 2642 (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013)," accessed February 12, 2014
  12. NY Times, "Senate Passes Long-Stalled Farm Bill, With Clear Winners and Losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. 13.0 13.1 Politico, "Senate approves $1.1 trillion spending bill," accessed January 20, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 U.S. Senate, "January 16 Vote," accessed January 20, 2014
  15. Roll Call, "House Passes $1.1 Trillion Omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. Project Vote Smart, "HR 325 - To Ensure the Complete and Timely Payment of the Obligations of the United States Government Until May 19, 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  17. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  18. Senate.gov, "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "S Amdt 1197 - Requires the Completion of the Fence Along the United States-Mexico Border - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "S 47 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed September 25, 2013
  21. U.S. Senate, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 On The Issues, "Mark Warner Vote Match," accessed April 19, 2015
  23. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
  24. 24.0 24.1 PolitiFact.com, "Warner on sexual assault: It's safer for women not to be in college," accessed January 10, 2014
  25. 25.0 25.1 Huffington Post, "Mark Warner: Deport Justin Bieber!," accessed February 12, 2014
  26. FM 99, "Senator Mark Warner offers to sign petition to deport Justin Bieber," accessed February 12, 2014
  27. Washington Post, "Sen. Mark Warner wants to deport Justin Bieber," accessed February 12, 2014
  28. USA Today, "Democratic Sen. Warner will run again in 2014," accessed October 24, 2013
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  30. Washington Post, "Republican Ed Gillespie concedes Va. Senate race," accessed November 7, 2014
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  52. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  53. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  54. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  55. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
John Warner
U.S. Senate - Virginia
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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