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Phil Gingrey
Phil gingrey.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, Georgia
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
U.S. House, Georgia, District 11
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohn Linder (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$5.79 in 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,919,899
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia State Senate
1999-2003
Education
High schoolSt. Thomas Aquinas High School
Bachelor'sGeorgia Tech (1965)
M.D.Medical College of Georgia.
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1942
Place of birthAugusta, Georgia
ProfessionOB/GYN
Net worth$5,061,515
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Phillip "Phil" Gingrey (b. July 10, 1942, in Augusta, Georgia) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Gingrey was elected by voters from Georgia's 11th Congressional District. Gingrey was first elected to the U.S. House in 2002.[1] He was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[2]

Gingrey announced on March 27, 2013, in Augusta that he is running for the open U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss will retire rather than seek re-election to the Senate in 2014.[3][4] Gingrey was defeated in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[5]

He previously served as a member of the Georgia State Senate from 1999 to 2003.[6]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Gingrey is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Gingrey was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend Georgia Tech. Phil co-oped his way through college, and completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry. With a Bachelor's of Science degree from Georgia Tech, Phil returned home to Augusta to attend the Medical College of Georgia.[6]

Gingrey served his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and his residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He also completed a rotation during this time at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus.[6]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Gingrey serves on the following committees:[7][8]

2011-2012

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[10] For more information pertaining to Gingrey's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[11]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[12]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Gingrey voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[12]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[13] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[12]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "No" On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[14] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. 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 would kick in when prices drop.[15][16] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[16] Gingrey voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "No" On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[17][18] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[18] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[19] It included a 1% 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 protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Gingrey joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[17][18]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[20] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[21] Gingrey voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[22]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government 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.[23] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Gingrey voted against HR 2775.[24]

Paul Ryan Budget Proposal

Voted "No" In March 2013 the Republican controlled House passed the budget proposal set out by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R) for the third straight year.[25] However, not all Republican representatives voted in favor of the proposal.[25] Gingrey was one of the 10 Republican Representatives who voted against Ryan's budget proposal.[25]

The proposal was killed after being voted down in the U.S. Senate with a 40-59 vote.[26]

The proposal would have cut about $5 trillion over the next decade and aimed to balance the budget by the end of the 10-year period.[25] The 2013 bill had opposition from 10 Republicans — the same number that voted against it in 2012. In 2011 only four Republicans cast a vote in opposition.[25] Democrats have unanimously voted against the bill every year.[25]

2013 Farm Bill

Voted "No" In July 2013 the Republican controlled House narrowly passed a scaled-back version of the farm bill after stripping out the popular food-stamp program.[27][28] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[29] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[30] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[30][31] Gingrey was 1 of the 12 who voted against the measure.[30]

The farm bill historically has included both billions in farm subsidies and billions in food stamps. Including both of the two massive programs has in the past helped win support from rural-state lawmakers and those representing big cities.[29] After the bill failed in the House in June 2013 amid opposition from rank-and-file Republicans, House leaders removed the food stamp portion in a bid to attract conservative support.[29]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[12]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Gingrey voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[12]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "No" Gingrey voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[12]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Gingrey 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 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[32]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Phil Gingrey's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members 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, Gingrey is a Hard-Core Conservative. Gingrey received a score of 14 percent on personal issues and 100 percent on economic issues.[33]

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[34]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Expand ObamaCare [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Comfortable with same-sex marriage [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Vouchers for school choice [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Keep God in the public sphere [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Absolute right to gun ownership [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Human needs over animal rights [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Higher taxes on the wealthy [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Stricter punishment reduces crime [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Support & expand free trade [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Stricter limits on political campaign funds [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Maintain US sovereignty from UN [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Prioritize green energy [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Expand the military [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Stimulus better than market-led recovery [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Stay out of Iran [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Privatize Social Security [[On The Issues Vote Match|]] Never legalize marijuana [[On The Issues Vote Match|]]
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[33]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Gingrey on August 28, 2013, urged President Obama to consult with members of Congress before taking military action in response to the Syrian conflict.[35]

“The use of chemicals weapons on children and families is morally reprehensible and a grave war crime,” Gingrey said. “Given the gravity of the situation, President Obama should call on Congress to return to Washington. We must consider the next course of action and appropriate response together, and I stand ready to return immediately.”[35]

Gingrey, along with other members of Congress, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reconvene Congress before making a decision on U.S. military involvement.[35]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Phil Gingrey endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [36]

Conservative Fight Club

According to the conservative website RedState, Gingrey is one of 16 U.S. House members in the "Conservative Fight Club," a designation meant to describe the gold standard of conservatives, as outlined by RedState. They are the 16 Republicans who voted against the continuing appropriations resolution to avoid the impending government shutdown in March. This type of resolution is used to fund government agencies when a formal federal budget has not been approved.[37]

Controversy

Complaints about congressional salary

Gingrey commented in a closed door meeting on September 18, 2013 that he could make more money as a lobbyist than he was currently receiving as a member of Congress.[38] National Review Online reported that Gingrey said in the meeting focusing on an exemption for members of Congress and their staffs who buy insurance coverage through health care exchanges under the Affordable Healthcare Act, that ex-congressional aides can make $500,000 as lobbyists, "meanwhile I'm stuck here making $172,000."[39]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014

Gingrey ran to take over the open U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss will retire rather than seek re-election to the Senate in 2014.[40] Gingrey made the announcement on March 27, 2013, in Augusta.[41] Gingrey was defeated in the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[5]

U.S. Senate, Georgia Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Perdue 30.6% 184,459
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Kingston 25.8% 155,446
Karen Handel 22% 132,437
Phil Gingrey 10% 60,443
Paul Broun 9.6% 58,138
Derrick Grayson 1% 6,023
Art Gardner 0.9% 5,684
Total Votes 602,630
Source: 99% reporting; Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Polls

Republican primary candidates
Poll Phil Gingrey Paul BrounKaren HandelJack KingstonDavid PerdueEugene YuDerrick GraysonArt GardnerOther/UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
InsiderAdvantage
May 18, 2014
11%10%17%17%26%0%0%0%18%+/-3.3852
InsiderAdvantage
May 12-14, 2014
9%10%17%19%27%0%0%0%9%+/--1,182
RosettaStone
May 12, 2014
7%11%20%18%22%0%0%0%22%+/-3.4800
SurveyUSA
May 8-12, 2014
10%10%16%19%27%0%3%1%14%+/-4.0634
Saint Leo University
May 5-6, 2014
8%13%15%16%26%0%1%0%15%+/-4.0689
InsiderAdvantage
April 13-15, 2014
9%11%13%15%19%0%0%0%33%+/-3.4804
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 23-24, 2014
13%15%10%15%21%0%0%0%25%+/-4.0600
InsiderAdvantage
March 23-24, 2014
8%10%5%15%17%0%0%0%45%+/-3.26859
Hicks Evaluation Group/Apache Political Communication
February 13-16, 2014
10%11%10%11%13%0.3%5%8%43%+/-3.25926
The polling company, Inc/Woman Trend
January 31-February 1, 2014
19%13%14%11%8%2%7%0%0%+/-3.9600
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
25%19%13%15%5%0%0%0%20%+/-4.3520
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 28, 2013
22%16%14%8%1%0%0%0%39%+/-4.1570
AVERAGES 12.58% 12.42% 13.67% 14.92% 17.67% 0.19% 1.33% 0.75% 23.58% +/-2.86 753
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. 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


Democratic primary candidates
Poll Branko Radulovacki Michelle NunnSteen MilesTodd RobinsonUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
SurveyUSA
May 8-12, 2014
5%59%7%10%19%+/-4.2549
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. 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
Nunn v. Perdue
Poll Michelle Nunn (D) David Perdue (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
July 9-12, 2014
48%41%10%+/--516
Rasmussen Reports]
May 21-22, 2014
45%42%6%+/-4.0750
Landmark Communications
May 19, 2014
45%44%11%+/-3.01,000
Saint Leo University
May 5-6, 2014
37%41%15%+/-4.0689
Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 5-8, 2014
41%45%13%+/-4.01,012
NBC News/Marist Poll
April 30 - May 6, 2014
45%44%9%+/-1.92,608
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 23-24, 2014
33%37.5%29.5%+/-4.0600
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
40%40%21%+/-4.3520
AVERAGES 41.75% 41.81% 14.31% +/-3.15 961.88
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. 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


Nunn v. Kingston
Poll Michelle Nunn (D) Jack Kingston (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
July 9-12, 2014
44%41%15%+/--516
Rasmussen Reports
May 21-22, 2014
47%41%9%+/-4.0750
Landmark Communications
May 19, 2014
46%44%10%+/-3.01,000
Saint Leo University
May 5-6, 2014
39%38%15%+/-4.0689
Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 5-8, 2014
48%38%9%+/-4.01,012
NBC News/Marist Poll
April 30 - May 6, 2014
43%43%13%+/-1.92,608
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 23-24, 2014
37%37.7%25.3%+/-4.0600
Public Policy Polling
January 24-26, 2014
44%42%14%+/-3.9640
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
40%38%21%+/-4.3520
AVERAGES 43.11% 40.3% 14.59% +/-3.23 926.11
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. 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


Nunn v. Gingrey
Poll Michelle Nunn (D) Phil Gingrey (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Landmark Communications
May 19, 2014
45%39%16%+/-3.01,000
Saint Leo University
May 5-6, 2014
42%36%14%+/-4.0689
Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 5-8, 2014
50%35%9%+/-4.01,012
NBC News/Marist Poll
April 30 - May 6, 2014
44%42%13%+/-1.92,608
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 23-24, 2014
37.6%40.5%29.5%+/-4.0600
Public Policy Polling
January 24-26, 2014
45%41%14%+/-3.9640
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
41%41%18%+/-4.3520
AVERAGES 43.51% 39.21% 16.21% +/-3.59 1,009.86
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. 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


Nunn v. Broun
Poll Michelle Nunn (D) Paul Broun (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Landmark Communications
May 19, 2014
47%39%14%+/-3.01,000
Saint Leo University
May 5-6, 2014
42%38%15%+/-4.0689
Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 5-8, 2014
48%35%11%+/-4.01,012
NBC News/Marist Poll
April 30 - May 6, 2014
42%43%14%+/-1.92,608
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 23-24, 2014
38.2%38.5%23.3%+/-4.0600
Public Policy Polling
January 24-26, 2014
42%41%17%+/-3.9640
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
41%36%23%+/-4.3520
AVERAGES 42.89% 38.64% 16.76% +/-3.59 1,009.86
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. 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


Nunn v. Handel
Poll Michelle Nunn (D) Karen Handel (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Landmark Communications
May 19, 2014
47%41%12%+/-3.01,000
Saint Leo University
May 5-6, 2014
39%38%15%+/-4.0689
Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 5-8, 2014
48%39%8%+/-4.01,012
NBC News/Marist Poll
April 30 - May 6, 2014
42%39%18%+/-1.92,608
Landmark/RosettaStone
March 23-24, 2014
38.1%37.0%24.9%+/-4.0600
Public Policy Polling
January 24-26, 2014
44%40%16%+/-3.9640
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
40%38%22%+/-4.3520
AVERAGES 42.59% 38.86% 16.56% +/-3.59 1,009.86
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. 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


Nunn v. Grayson
Poll Michelle Nunn (D) Derrick Grayson (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Saint Leo University
May 5-6, 2014
43%32%18%+/-4.0689
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
42%36%22%+/-4.3520
AVERAGES 42.5% 34% 20% +/-4.15 604.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. 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


Nunn v. Yu
Poll Michelle Nunn (D) Eugene Yu (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
August 2-5, 2013
42%35%24%+/-4.3520
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Members of campaign staff resign

Four members of Gingrey's campaign staff resigned on November 28, 2013.[42] General consultant Chip Lake, campaign manager John Porter, political director David Allen and grass-roots coordinator Justin Tomczak all stepped down from the campaign.[42]

General consultant Chip Lake said in a statement, “I have nothing but respect for Phil Gingrey. I wish him nothing but the best, but when you reach that point in a campaign where you’re at the crossroads, something’s got to give. When I left him yesterday I wished him the best and told him I thought it was very important for him to finish out this campaign the way that’s most comfortable for him...We just had some disagreements on overall campaign vision and structure, and everything kind of falls under that umbrella. When that happens, you try to work it out, and when you can’t work it out, you sit down and have difficult discussions on how to move forward.”[42]

2012

See also: Georgia's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

Gingrey ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 11th District. Gingrey won re-election. The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary on July 31, 2012. He won the primary and advanced to win the general election on November 6, 2012.[43]

U.S. House, Georgia District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Gingrey Incumbent 68.6% 196,968
     Democratic Patrick Thompson 31.4% 90,353
Total Votes 287,321
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Georgia District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Gingrey Incumbent 80.9% 75,697
William Llop 9.2% 8,604
Michael S. Opitz 9.9% 9,231
Total Votes 93,532

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gingrey is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Gingrey raised a total of $9,919,899 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[48]

Phil Gingrey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,720,190
2010 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,389,039
2008 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,630,863
2006 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,360,287
2004 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $2,288,758
2002 U.S. House (Georgia, District 11) Won $1,530,762
Grand Total Raised $9,919,899

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 Gingrey's reports.[49]

Phil Gingrey (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[50]April 17, 2013$1,871,933.74$667,105.44$(106,317.64)$2,430,721.54
July Quarterly[51]July 18, 2013$2,430,721.54$436,306.63$(302,931.55)$2,564,096.62
October Quarterly[52]October 13, 2013$2,564,096.62$289,407.14$(266,095.81)$2,587,407.95
Year-end[53]January 31, 2014$2,587,407$137,555$(364,694)$2,360,269
April Quarterly[54]April 15, 2014$2,360,498$327,599$(243,400)$2,444,697
Running totals
$1,857,973.21$(1,283,439)

2012

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

Gingrey won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gingrey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,720,190 and spent $1,140,885.[55] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[56]

Cost per vote

Gingrey spent $5.79 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Gingrey won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Gingrey's campaign committee raised a total of $1,389,039 and spent $920,811.[57]

U.S. House, Georgia District 11, 2010 - Phil Gingrey Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,389,039
Total Spent $920,811
Total Raised by General Election Opponent
Total Spent by General Election Opponent
Top contributors to Phil Gingrey's campaign committee
Abbott Laboratories$11,000
AFLAC Inc$11,000
Southern Co$10,750
American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons$10,000
American Bankers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$297,249
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$79,100
Retired$58,659
Insurance$45,600
Real Estate$44,783

Personal Gain Index

See also: Personal Gain Index
Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png

The aim of the Personal Gain Index (PGI) is to shine a light on how members of the 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.
The PGI will consist of the following metrics:

  • Net worth
    • How much did a member's net worth increase or decrease over a specified period?
  • The K-Street metric (coming soon)
    • What percentage of a member's staff were previously lobbyists?
  • Donation concentration (coming soon)
    • What industries are contributing the most to each member?
  • Stock trading (coming soon)
    • What stocks are each member holding in their portfolio?

PGI: Net worth

See also: 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, Gingrey's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,458,035 and $7,664,995. That averages to $5,061,515, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Gingrey ranked as the 75th most wealthy representative in 2012.[58] Between 2004 and 2012, Gingrey's net worth decreased by 27 percent. Between 2004 and 2012, the average increase in the net worth of a congressman was 72.6 percent.

Phil Gingrey Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$6,929,170
2012$5,061,515
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-27%
Average annual growth:-3%[59]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[60]
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.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Gingrey is a "far-right Republican leader," as of June 14, 2013.[61]

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.[62]

Gingrey most often votes with:

Gingrey least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Gingrey missed 271 of 7,661 roll call votes from January 2003 to March 2013. This amounts to 3.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[63]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Gingrey paid his congressional staff a total of $983,980 in 2011. He ranks 180th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 193rd overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 24th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[64]

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.

2012

Gingrey ranked 52nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[65]

2011

Gingrey ranked 1st in the conservative rankings.[66]

Voting with party

2013

Phil Gingrey voted with the Republican Party 95.6% of the time, which ranked 147th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[67]

Personal

Phil and his wife, Billie, have been married for 40 years. They are the proud parents of four: Billy, Gannon, Phyllis, and Laura Neill. They are also the proud grandparents of ten: William Gingrey II; Ali, Hannah, Hank IV, and Sabin Manning and Grey, Marian, Ruby Neill, and Ley Collins, and Luke Gingrey.[9]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

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  2. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  3. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Phil Gingrey rejects gun clip limits, changes course on Todd Akin," accessed March 11, 2013
  4. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Phil Gingrey Enters 2014 Race for U.S. Senate," accessed March 28, 2013
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  7. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  8. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014
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  34. 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.
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  36. Team Gingrich, "Newt 2012 Press Release on Georgia Endorsements," accessed August 26, 2011
  37. RedState, "Fight Club," accessed March 6, 2013
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  39. National Reviewm "Congressman on Obamacare Exemption: ‘Go Home and Talk to Your Wife’," accessed September 19, 2013
  40. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Phil Gingrey rejects gun clip limits, changes course on Todd Akin," accessed March 11, 2013
  41. Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Phil Gingrey Enters 2014 Race for U.S. Senate," accessed March 28, 2013
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  45. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
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  52. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
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  56. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
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  58. OpenSecrets, "Gingrey, (R-GA), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  59. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  60. 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.
  61. GovTrack, "Gingrey," accessed June 14, 2013
  62. OpenCongress, "Rep. Phil Gingrey," accessed August 1, 2013
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  65. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed February 27, 2013
  66. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  67. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Linder
U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia District 11
2003–present
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Preceded by
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Georgia State Senate
1999–2003
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