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{{tnr}}'''Rodney Davis''' is a [[Republican]] U.S. House member representing [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|the 13th Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Rodney Davis''' (b. Jan. 5, 1970, in Des Moines, Iowa) is a [[Republican]] U.S. House member representing [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|the 13th Congressional District]] of [[Illinois]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
  
 
Davis ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]].<ref>[http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x358786138/Republicans-select-Rodney-Davis-to-run-in-13th-Congressional-District ''State Journal Register'' "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref><ref name="roll call">[http://atr.rollcall.com/illinois-new-13th-district-gop-nominee-rakes-in-more-than-400k/ ''Roll Call'' "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref> Davis was nominated by the [[Republican]] party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent [[Timothy V. Johnson]] announced his decision to retire following the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name="retire">[http://wjbc.com/kinzinger-not-happy-with-johnsons-retirement/ ''WJBC'' "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012]</ref><ref name="retire"/> Davis defeated [[David Gill]] ([[Democratic|D)]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
 
Davis ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2012|Illinois']] [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012|13th District]].<ref>[http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x358786138/Republicans-select-Rodney-Davis-to-run-in-13th-Congressional-District ''State Journal Register'' "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref><ref name="roll call">[http://atr.rollcall.com/illinois-new-13th-district-gop-nominee-rakes-in-more-than-400k/ ''Roll Call'' "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'" Accessed July 11, 2012]</ref> Davis was nominated by the [[Republican]] party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent [[Timothy V. Johnson]] announced his decision to retire following the [[Republican]] primary.<ref name="retire">[http://wjbc.com/kinzinger-not-happy-with-johnsons-retirement/ ''WJBC'' "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012]</ref><ref name="retire"/> Davis defeated [[David Gill]] ([[Democratic|D)]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.
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He is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.{{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
Davis is a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref> According to a ''Washington Post'' article in December 2012, Davis is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/07/house-democrats-face-long-odds-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'' "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012]</ref>
 
Davis is a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref> According to a ''Washington Post'' article in December 2012, Davis is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/07/house-democrats-face-long-odds-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'' "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012]</ref>
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* Taxes: "...we must create a simpler, fairer tax system that ensures everyone pays their fair share and makes America a more attractive place for companies to invest and create jobs."
 
* Taxes: "...we must create a simpler, fairer tax system that ensures everyone pays their fair share and makes America a more attractive place for companies to invest and create jobs."
 
* Healthcare: "...believes in a market-based approach that provides not only choice in health care for those who are insured, but will address the needs of the uninsured of our country..."<ref>[http://www.electrodney.com/index.php/issues ''Elect Rodney'', "Issues," Accessed October 4, 2012]</ref>
 
* Healthcare: "...believes in a market-based approach that provides not only choice in health care for those who are insured, but will address the needs of the uninsured of our country..."<ref>[http://www.electrodney.com/index.php/issues ''Elect Rodney'', "Issues," Accessed October 4, 2012]</ref>
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==Coal-fired power plants==
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Davis and [[U.S. House|Reps.]] [[John Shimkus]] (R) and [[William Enyart]] (D) criticized President [[Barack Obama|Obama's]] plans announced June 25, 2013 to make sharp cuts in carbon emissions by using the federal Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher restrictions on coal-fired power plants.<ref name="coal">[http://www.bnd.com/2013/06/25/2670521/enyart-blasts-white-house-plans.html ''BND.com'' "War on coal? Local congressmen blast White House plans to cut carbon pollution" Accessed June 27, 2013]</ref> The three [[Congress|congressmen]] harshly criticized the stricter rules proposed by [[Barack Obama|Obama]] as job-killers that will "needllessly spike electricity costs for consumer."<ref name="coal"/>
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==Elections==
 
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===2014===
 
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::''See also: [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
 
::''See also: [[Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Davis is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.{{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
According to a ''Washington Post'' article in December 2012, Davis is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/07/house-democrats-face-long-odds-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'' "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012]</ref>
 
According to a ''Washington Post'' article in December 2012, Davis is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/07/house-democrats-face-long-odds-in-2014/ ''Washington Post'' "House Democrats Face Long Odds in 2014," December 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Davis is a member of the [[National Republican Congressional Committee#Patriot Program|National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program]].  The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/22/11-house-republicans-named-to-incumbent-protection-program/?wprss=rss_politics ''The Washington Post,'' "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013]</ref>
 
Davis is a member of the [[National Republican Congressional Committee#Patriot Program|National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program]].  The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/22/11-house-republicans-named-to-incumbent-protection-program/?wprss=rss_politics ''The Washington Post,'' "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013]</ref>
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In July 2013 Davis reported raising more than $450,000 during the second quarter, bringing him to more than $700,000 cash-on-hand as he heads into 2014, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive [[U.S. House|House]] contests of the cycle.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/davis-raises-more-than-450000-in-second-quarter/ ''Roll Call'' "Freshman Rodney Davis Raises $450,000 #IL13" Accessed July 9, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Davis' reports.<ref>[http://www.fec.gov/fecviewer/CandidateCommitteeDetail.do#3 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Rodney Davis 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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Davis was a top freshman fundraiser in the [[113th United States Congress|113th congress]] as a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref>
 
Davis was a top freshman fundraiser in the [[113th United States Congress|113th congress]] as a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.<ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2013/05/11/freshman-lawmakers-are-introduced-permanent-hunt-for-campaign-money/YQMMMoqCNxGKh2h0tOIF9H/story.html ''Boston Globe'' "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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[[File:Rodney Davis 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Davis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Rodney Davis 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Davis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
Davis won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,400,451  and spent $1,383,024.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00034784&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Rodney Davis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013]</ref>
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Davis won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,400,451  and spent $1,383,024.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00034784&newMem=Y&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Rodney Davis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets,'' "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013]</ref>
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Davis spent $10.09 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Davis is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/rodney_davis/412536 ''Gov Track'' "Rodney Davis" Accessed May 10, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Davis is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]," as of June 17, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/rodney_davis/412536 ''Gov Track'' "Rodney Davis" Accessed June 17, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412536_Rodney_Davis ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Rodney Davis," Accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[James Renacci]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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Davis least often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Justin Amash]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mark Pocan]]
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''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. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Davis' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $107,019 and $433,000. That averages to $270,009, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034784&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Davis (R-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Davis' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $107,019 and $433,000. That averages to $270,009, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034784&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Davis (R-Ill), 2011"]</ref>
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==

Revision as of 14:11, 11 September 2013

Rodney Davis
Rodney davis.jpg
U.S. House, Illinois, District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTimothy V. Johnson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,400,451
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolTaylorville Senior High School
Bachelor'sMillikin University
Personal
BirthdayJan. 5, 1970
Place of birthDes Moines, Iowa
Net worth$270,009
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Rodney Davis (b. Jan. 5, 1970, in Des Moines, Iowa) is a Republican U.S. House member representing the 13th Congressional District of Illinois.[1]

Davis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 13th District.[2][3] Davis was nominated by the Republican party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent Timothy V. Johnson announced his decision to retire following the Republican primary.[4][4] Davis defeated David Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

He is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Davis is a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.[5][6] According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, Davis is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[7]

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

Biography

Davis was born in Des Moines, Iowa before moving with his family to Taylorsville Illinois when he was 7. Davis attended schools in the area, worked at a McDonalds which was operated by his parents and then attended Millikin University where he majored in political science. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated in 1992. He then went to work for the Illinois Secretary of State and then ran unsuccessfully for the Illinois Legislature in 1998. He went on to work for U.S. Rep. John Shimkus' campaign from 1997 to 2012 when he quit to run for office.[8]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Davis' professional and political career[8]:

  • 1997-2012: Projects director, John Shimkus' campaign
  • 2011: Executive Director, Illinois Republican Party
  • 1992-1996: Staff Assistant, Illinois Secretary of State

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Davis serves on the following committees:[9]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to Davis' website, his campaign themes included:

  • Jobs: "Government doesn’t create jobs which means Congress should get out of the way of business owners and let them do their jobs."
  • Taxes: "...we must create a simpler, fairer tax system that ensures everyone pays their fair share and makes America a more attractive place for companies to invest and create jobs."
  • Healthcare: "...believes in a market-based approach that provides not only choice in health care for those who are insured, but will address the needs of the uninsured of our country..."[10]

Legislative actions

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.[11] For more information pertaining to Davis's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[12]

Coal-fired power plants

Davis and Reps. John Shimkus (R) and William Enyart (D) criticized President Obama's plans announced June 25, 2013 to make sharp cuts in carbon emissions by using the federal Environmental Protection Agency to impose tougher restrictions on coal-fired power plants.[13] The three congressmen harshly criticized the stricter rules proposed by Obama as job-killers that will "needllessly spike electricity costs for consumer."[13]

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2014

Davis is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election.The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, Davis is one of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[14]

Davis is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[15]

In July 2013 Davis reported raising more than $450,000 during the second quarter, bringing him to more than $700,000 cash-on-hand as he heads into 2014, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive House contests of the cycle.[16]

2012

See also: Illinois' 13th congressional district elections, 2012

Davis won the election, defeating David Gill.[17] Davis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 13th District. Davis ran on the Republican ticket.[18][3] Davis was nominated by the Republican party to fill the vacancy left after incumbent Timothy V. Johnson announced his decision to retire following the Republican primary.[4] Johnson decided not to run for election. [4] Davis defeated David Gill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Davis 46.5% 137,034
     Democratic David Gill 46.2% 136,032
     Independent John Hartman 7.2% 21,319
Total Votes 294,385
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $1,400,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[19]

Rodney Davis (Illinois)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 12) Won $1,400,451
Grand Total Raised $1,400,451

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 Davis' reports.[20]

Rodney Davis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[21]4/16/2013$17,426.98$403,555.15$(86,778.5)$334,203.63
July Quarterly[22]7/17/2013$334,203.63$454,814.58$(86,162.35)$702,855.86
Running totals
$858,369.73$(172,940.85)

Davis was a top freshman fundraiser in the 113th congress as a member of the National Republican Campaign Committee's Patriot program.[23][24]

2012

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

Davis won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,400,451 and spent $1,383,024.[25] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[26]

Cost per vote

Davis spent $10.09 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Davis is a "centrist Republican," as of June 17, 2013.[27]

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.[28]

Davis most often votes with:

Davis least often votes with:

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

Lifetime missed votes

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

According to the website GovTrack, Davis missed 2 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 2.2%, which is equal to the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[29]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Davis' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $107,019 and $433,000. That averages to $270,009, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.[30]

Voting with party

2013

Rodney Davis voted with the Republican Party 93.1% of the time, which ranked 199th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[31]

Personal

Davis is married to wife Shannon, they have three children together.[8]

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References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map"
  2. State Journal Register "Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District" Accessed July 11, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roll Call "Illinois: New 13th District GOP Nominee Rakes In More Than $400K'" Accessed July 11, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 WJBC "Kinzinger: ‘Not happy’ with Johnson’s retirement" Accessed April 21, 2012
  5. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
  6. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
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Political offices
Preceded by
Timothy V. Johnson (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 13
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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