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Mike McIntyre
Mike McIntyre.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 7
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorCharlie Rose (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$7,820,658
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina Commission on the Family
1989-1991
North Carolina Commission on Children and Youth
1987-1989
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
J.D.University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Personal
BirthdayAugust 6, 1956
Place of birthLumberton, North Carolina
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$124,503
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Douglas Carmichael "Mike" McIntyre (b. March 18, 1931 in Lumberton, North Carolina) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 7th congressional district. McIntyre was first elected to the House in 1996 for North Carolina's 7th congressional district and won re-election on November 6, 2012. McIntyre is currently serving his ninth consecutive term. [1]According to a March 2012 article in Roll Call, McIntyre was one of the top 10 most vulnerable incumbents.[2]

McIntyre is set to run for re-election in North Carolina's 7th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014 and may be up against Republican candidate and former state Senator David Rouzer. McIntyre is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[3]

Prior to his election into the House McIntyre served as a member of the North Carolina Commission on Children and Youth as well as the North Carolina Commission on the Family.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, McIntyre 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

McIntyre was born in Lumberton, North Carolina. He earned his B.A. (as a Morehead Scholar) and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1978 and 1981 respectively.[4]

Career

After earning his degrees, McIntyre worked as an attorney in private practice, as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1980, on the North Carolina Commission on Children and Youth from 1987 to 1989, and on the North Carolina Commission on the Family from 1989 to 1991.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McIntyre serves on the following committees:[5]

  • Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit
  • Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    • Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces (Ranking member)

2011-2012

McIntyre served on the following committees:[6]

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces (Ranking Member)
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

McIntyre's office website lists the following issues:[7]

  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "Having been born and raised in a rural county in Southeastern North Carolina, I understand how important our farm communities are to our state, our nation, and the world. After first being elected to Congress, I sought a seat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and I now serve as the second-ranking Democrat of the Committee."
  • Coastal Communities
Excerpt: "With over 320 miles of shoreline that generates $3 billion in economic impact and creates over 80,000 jobs, the beaches and waterways of North Carolina are critical to the state’s economy. The waterways provide economic livelihood to our fishermen, suppliers, tugboat operators, and port workers, while also providing recreational benefits to millions of tourists."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As someone who has spent countless hours volunteering with teachers, students, and parents throughout Eastern North Carolina, I understand that now more than ever we must continue to make steady and strong investments in education. The investment in youth today translates directly into a more productive and highly skilled workforce tomorrow."
  • Energy and Gas Prices
Excerpt: "The rising cost of gasoline and diesel fuel is hitting most Americans very hard – and at a time when so many have been suffering serious economic hardship with a sluggish economy. In addition to the pressure that it puts on a family’s budget, high energy prices threaten to slow our economic recovery and job growth. That is why I have developed a plan to lower energy costs and move our transportation fuels to more domestically produced energy."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "As a member of the Rural Health Care Coalition, I support improving the affordability of and access to health care for all while also supporting additional resources necessary to improving the overall health care of the nation."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" McIntyre voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

King Amendment

Yea3.png In June 2013, the House approved an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would end the department's discretion policies by cutting off funding for the proposed DREAM Act, which would have temporarily halted the deportations of young immigrants if they have served in the military or are attending college. This vote overturns an executive order signed by President Obama that formalized a process for the "Dreamers" to remain in the U.S.[9][10][11]

The amendment, offered by Rep. Steve King (R) of Iowa, passed the House by a vote of 224-201 and was approved mostly along party lines. However, three Democrats supported the amendment and six Republicans opposed it, while nine members did not vote.[11]McIntyre was one of the three Democratic members who voted in favor of the amendment.[10]

The amendment would effectively demand the government force out "Dreamers" who came to the U.S. as children.[11] It contrasts with comprehensive immigration reform efforts, including proposed DREAM Act style legislation, and would resume the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.[12] The amendment was the first immigration-related vote in either chamber of Congress in 2013, and it blocks many of the provisions that are mirrored in the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill.[13][11]

House vote on abortion ban

Yea3.png On June 18, 2013, the House voted 228-196 on HR1797, mostly along party lines, to approve a ban on abortions occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy.[14][15][16] A number of members crossed over party lines in their votes. The vote was largely symbolic, as the Senate was not expected to take up the bill, and the White House threatened to veto the legislation.[17] McIntyre was one of six Democratic members who voted in favor of the ban.

2013 Farm Bill

See also: United States Senate elections, 2014#Farm bill

Voted "No" The comprehensive farm bill failed in the House due largely in part to the votes of 8 Democratic House members who joined the Republican majority to vote down the measure.[18] Reps. Collin Peterson, John Barrow, Bishop, Cheri Bustos, Sean Maloney, McIntyre, Bill Owens, and Tim Walz were the 8 Democratic members who voted to reject the bill.[18] According to analysis by OpenSecrets, many of these Democratic members have received significant political contributions from agricultural organizations that benefit from crop insurance subsidies.[18] Five of the eight are on the House Agriculture Committee--Peterson, Bustos, Maloney, McIntyre, and Walz-- from which agribusiness firms routinely target committee members with sizable contributions.[18]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2014

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, McIntyre is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[19]

Race background

Before announcing that he would not run for re-election, incumbent Mike McIntyre (D), was one of seven early targets listed by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the 2014 congressional elections.[20] The seven targets aligned perfectly with the seven most Republican districts currently held by Democrats, according to FairVote's partisanship index. McIntyre's district ranked as the most Republican (38 percent Democratic).[21]

McIntyre was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[22]

Republican David Rouzer -- who narrowly lost to McIntyre in 2012 -- is again running for election to the seat.[23] The National Republican Congressional Committee added David Rouzer to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[24] In March 2014, Rouzer was included on the NRCC's "Young Guns" list.[25]

2012

See also: North Carolina's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

McIntyre ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 7th District. McIntyre won the nomination on the Democratic ticket after running unopposed.[26] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. McIntyre defeated David Rouzer (R) in a race that was too close to call for more than one week after the election.[27]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[28] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[28] McIntyre was considered one the vulnerable incumbents.[29]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike McIntyre Incumbent 50.1% 168,695
     Republican David Rouzer 49.9% 168,041
Total Votes 336,736
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McIntyre is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, McIntyre raised a total of $7,820,658 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[38]

Mike McIntyre's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 7) Won $2,304,496
2010 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 7) Won $1,320,793
2008 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 7) Won $895,676
2006 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 7) Won $901,698
2004 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 7) Won $849,112
2002 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 7) Won $774,015
2000 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 7) Won $774,868
Grand Total Raised $7,820,658

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McIntyre’s reports.[39]

Mike McIntyre (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2013$85,817.53$135,550.07$(39,695.14)$181,672.46
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2013$181,672.46$235,669.17$(34,273.69)$383,067.94
Running totals
$371,219.24$(73,968.83)


2012

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

McIntyre won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, McIntyre's campaign committee raised a total of $2,304,496 and spent $2,253,834.[42]

Cost per vote

McIntyre spent $13.37 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of McIntyre's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
McIntyre was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a ninth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,320,793 and spent $1,886,262.[43]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McIntyre is a "centrist Democrat" as of June 25, 2013.[44]

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.[45]

McIntyre most often votes with:

McIntyre least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, McIntyre missed 266 of 11,077 roll call votes from Jan 1997 to Apr 2013, which is 2.4% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[46]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McIntyre paid his congressional staff a total of $1,086,864 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[47]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, McIntyre's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $67,006 to $182,000. That averages to $124,503, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[48]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, McIntyre's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $67,006 to $182,000. This averages out to a net worth of $124,503 which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[49]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. McIntyre ranked 182nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[50]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. McIntyre ranked 187th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[51]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

Mike McIntyre voted with the Democratic Party 73.4% of the time, which ranked 200 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[52]

Personal

McIntyre lives in Lumberton, North Carolina with his wife Dee. He has two sons, Joshua and Stephen.[53]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  2. Roll Call "Top 10 Vulnerable: Targets on Their Backs," March 16, 2012
  3. Washington Post "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "McINTYRE, Mike, (1956 - )"
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congressman Mike McIntyre, Representing North Carolina's 7h District "Committee Assignments"
  7. Office website, "Issues," accessed September 13, 2013
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. LA Times, "GOP rejects Dream Act-like deportation deferrals," accessed June 10, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 U.S. House, "Final Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Huffington Post, "Steve King Amendment passes House to deport more dreamers," accessed June 10, 2013
  12. Fox News, "House votes to resume deporting young DREAM Act immigrants," accessed June 10, 2013
  13. Huffington Post, "Steve King's Amendment to the Immigration Bill worsens the GOP's Latino problem," accessed June 10, 2013
  14. THOMAS (Library of Congress), "H.R. 1797"
  15. CNN, "House passes late term abortion ban," accessed June 20, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "June 18 Roll Call Vote," accessed June 20, 2013
  17. Politico, "House OKs 20-week abortion ban bill," accessed June 20, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Open Secrets "Agribusiness and the Farm Bill: Wayward Dems Benefit from Contributions" Accessed July 19, 2013
  19. Washington Post "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012
  20. The Hill, "NRCC, promising to 'stay on offense,' targets seven Dems," January 16, 2013
  21. FairVote "NRCC Targets Foreshadow Power of Partisanship in 2014 Elections," January 18, 2013
  22. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  23. Raleigh News & Observer "Rouzer to run again for Congress," March 30, 2013
  24. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  25. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  26. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named nc
  27. Raleigh News & Observer "McIntyre declares victory as final votes counted," November 16, 2012
  28. 28.0 28.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  29. New York Times"House Race Ratings" Accessed October 3
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  37. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  38. Open Secrets "Mike McIntyre" Accessed May 16, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission "Mike McIntyre Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission "Mike McIntyre April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission "Mike McIntyre July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  42. Open Secrets "Mike McIntyre 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  43. Open Secrets "Mike McIntyre 2010 Election Data," Accessed January 3, 2013
  44. Gov Track "McIntyre" Accessed June 25, 2013
  45. OpenCongress, "Mike McIntyre," Accessed August 7, 2013
  46. GovTrack, "Mike McIntyre" Accessed April 2013
  47. LegiStorm, "Mike McIntyre," Accessed October 1, 2012
  48. OpenSecrets.org "Mike McIntyre (D-NC), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  49. OpenSecrets.org, "Mike McIntyre (D-NC), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  50. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  51. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  52. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  53. Congressman Mike McIntyre, Representing North Carolina's 7h District "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Charlie Rose
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 7
1997–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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North Carolina Commission on the Family
1989-1991
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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North Carolina Commission on Children and Youth
1987-1989
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