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Bobby Scott
Bobby Scott.jpg
U.S. House, Virginia, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorThomas J. Bliley, Jr. (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,908,715
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Virginia Senate
1983-1993
Virginia House of Delegates
1978-1983
Education
High schoolGroton High School
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.Boston College School of Law
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1970-1974
Personal
BirthdayApril 30, 1947
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$414,531
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (b. April 30, 1947) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Scott was first elected to Virginia's 3rd congressional district in 1992 and ran for re-election on November 6, 2012. He is currently serving his eleventh consecutive term. [1]

Scott is running for re-election in Virginia's 3rd congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to his congressional career Scott was a member of the Virginia Senate as well as the Virginia House of Delegates.

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

Biography

After earning his bachelor's from Harvard University and J.D. from Boston College School of Law, Scott went into private practice. Five years later, he began his political career as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Scott serves on the following committees[3]:

  • Committee on Education and the Workforce
    • Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
    • Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
  • Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations - Ranking Member

2011-12

Scott was a member of the following House committees[4]:

Issues

Campaign themes

According to Scott's website, his campaign themes included[5]:

  • Military: "...strong supporter of the military and believes that it is vital that we provide the funding to support our troops in their global missions."
  • Children: "...has been a strong advocate of measures focused on the needs of children....bring together families, schools and law enforcement to combat the Nation's soaring teen arrest rate."

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Scott voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 16 Democrats that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[6]

Elections

2012

See also: Virginia's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Scott won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Republican Dean Longo in the November general election.[7][8]

U.S. House, Virginia District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert C. Scott Incumbent 81.3% 259,199
     Republican Dean Longo 18.5% 58,931
     Write-In N/A 0.3% 806
Total Votes 318,936
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $6,908,715 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.[19]

Bobby Scott's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Virginia, District 3) Won $2,397,768
2010 US House (Virginia, District 3) Won $4,510,947
Grand Total Raised $6,908,715

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 Scott's reports.[20]

Robert C. Scott (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]April 15, 2013$62,943.83$2,166.91$(27,577.30)$37,533.44
July Quarterly[22]July 15, 2013$37,533.44$53,440.31$(24,852.87)$66,120.88
Running totals
$55,607.22$(52,430.17)

2012

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

Scott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $451,466 and spent $436,493.[23]

Cost per vote

Scott spent $1.68 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Scott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $444,548 and spent $452,060.[24]

U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia, 3rd District, 2010 - Bobby Scott Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $444,548
Total Spent $452,060
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $91,136
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $81,742
Top contributors to Bobby Scott's campaign committee
Dominion Resources$12,501
Northrop Grumman$11,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
National Beer Wholesalers Assn$10,000
National Education Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Public Sector Unions$40,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$29,000
Retail Sales$19,000
Building Trade Unions$17,000
Beer, Wine & Liquor$15,500

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Scott is a "far-left Democrat," as of July 2, 2013.[25]

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.[26]

Scott most often votes with:

Scott least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Scott missed 233 of 13,527 roll call votes from January 1993 to April 2013. This amounts to 1.7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[27]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Goodlatte paid his congressional staff a total of $1,038,272 in 2011. Overall, Virginia ranks 29th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[28]

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, Scott's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$215,935 and $1,044,997. That averages to $414,531, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 98.32% from 2010.[29]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Goodlatte's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-352,944 to $770,995. That averages to $209,025.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[30]

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. Scott ranked 89th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[31]

2011

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. Scott ranked 84th in the liberal rankings.[32]

Percentage voting with party

July 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Scott has voted with the Democratic Party 96.8% of the time, which ranked 4 among the 201 House Democratic members as of July 2013.[33]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, Virginia"
  2. Who Runs Gov "Robert C. Scott," Accessed November 7, 2011
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 7, 2011
  5. Bobby Scott for Congress, "Biography," Accessed September 20, 2012
  6. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  7. WTVR "CAMPAIGN 2012: Dean Longo challenges Bobby Scott," May 19, 2012
  8. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Robert Scott," Accessed April 4, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Bobby Scott 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "Bobby Scott April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission "Bobby Scott July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Scott Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 24, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Robert C. Scott 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 7, 2011
  25. Gov Track "Scott" Accessed July 2, 2013
  26. OpenCongress, "Rep. Robert c. Scott," accessed August 8, 2013
  27. GovTrack, "Bobby Scott," Accessed April 11, 2013
  28. LegiStorm, "Robert Scott," Accessed September 13, 2012
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Scott (D-VA), 2011"
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Robert C. Scott (D-Va), 2010," Accessed September 13, 2012
  31. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  32. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  33. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas J. Bliley Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives - Virginia, 3rd District
1993-Present
Succeeded by
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