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{{tnr}}'''Ronald James "Ron" Kind''' (b. March 16, 1963) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Kind represents the 3rd congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 1996. He was re-elected in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Ronald James "Ron" Kind''' (b. March 16, 1963, in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Wisconsin]]. Kind represents the 3rd congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 1996. He was re-elected in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref> He {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in 2014.
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Kind is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ronald_kind/400218 ''Gov Track'' "Kind" Accessed May 24, 2012]</ref>
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Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Kind served as a state prosecutor in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  He also served in the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]].<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000188 ''Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress'' "Kind," Accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
After receiving his bachelor's from Harvard University, Kind went on to earn a master's from the London School of Economics and a law degree from the University of Minnesota.<ref name="bio"/>
 
After receiving his bachelor's from Harvard University, Kind went on to earn a master's from the London School of Economics and a law degree from the University of Minnesota.<ref name="bio"/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Kind's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bio>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000188 ''Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress'' "Kind," Accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
 
* 1997-present: U.S. House of Representatives
 
* 1997-present: U.S. House of Representatives
 
* 1989-1996: [[Wisconsin State Assembly]]
 
* 1989-1996: [[Wisconsin State Assembly]]
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Kind serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
 
Kind serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Committee on Ways and Means]]
 
* [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Committee on Ways and Means]]
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**Subcommittee on Health
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**Subcommittee on Trade
  
 
====2011-12====
 
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** Subcommittee on Oversight
 
** Subcommittee on Oversight
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Specific votes===
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===Legislative actions===
====Fiscal Cliff====
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====113th Congress====
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====National security====
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=====National Defense Authorization Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Kind voted for 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Department of Homeland Security Appropriations=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Kind voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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{{Support vote}} Kind voted for 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.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44088#.Ul7hdxCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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=====Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act=====
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{{Support vote}} Kind voted against HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Economy====
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act]]''
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{{oppose vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Kind voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The 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. Kind voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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Kind wrote on his Facebook page on October 1, 2013, that "As long as furloughed federal workers go without pay, I will not take my own salary."<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/01/which-lawmakers-will-refuse-their-pay-during-the-shutdown/ ''Washington Post,'' "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 2, 2013]</ref>
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'''Medical device tax'''<br>
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A bipartisan House measure to repeal the 2.3% medical device excise tax that helps fund the healthcare reform law has been rumored as compromise to end the shutdown.<ref name="dent">[http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20131004/NEWS/310049944 ''Modern Healthcare,'' "House floats repeal of medical device tax as compromise to end government shutdown," accessed October 7, 2013]</ref><ref name="device">[http://articles.mcall.com/2013-10-03/news/mc-pa-dent-shutdown-medical-device-tax-20131003_1_device-tax-health-care-law-2-3-percent-tax ''The Morning Call,'' "U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent offers shutdown compromise: Fund government but drop medical device tax," accessed October 7, 2013]</ref>
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Sponsored by [[Charlie Dent]] (R-PA) and Kind, the proposal reportedly would fund the government at the sequester cut levels for six months, repeal the device tax and offset the nearly $30 billion revenue loss over 10 years by changing employer pension rules.<ref name="device"/>
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[[Democratic]] leaders in both the [[U.S. House|House]] and [[United States Senate|Senate]] say they oppose the measure because they are not willing to negotiate reform law provisions as part of the current spending fight and because it would extend the sequester cuts for six months rather than the shorter period they seek.<ref name="device"/><ref name="dent"/>
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A spokesperson for Kind said the [[Democrats]] are not committed to a device tax repeal though it is not off the table. “There are a lot of proposals, the medical device issue being just one of them. It's a fluid situation. Going forward, I hope that there's a lot more to discuss, a lot more ideas, a lot more thoughts.”<ref name="dent"/><ref name="device"/>
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=====Farm Bill=====
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: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]''
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{{Oppose vote}} Kind voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013.  The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45613#.Ul7hvBCMLQM ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>  The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/politics/house-bill-would-split-farm-and-food-stamp-programs.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0 ''New York Times'', "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013]</ref>
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====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Kind voted against 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Kind voted against 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 that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Votesmart,'' "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Social issues====
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=====Abortion=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Kind voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
 
{{Support vote}}
 
{{Support vote}}
Kind voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Kind voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Kind {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014|Wisconsin's]] [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014|3rd District]]. Kind {{2014isseeking}} the Democratic nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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===2010===
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===Full history===
On November 2, 2010, Kind won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Dan Kapanke (R) and Michael Krsiean (Independent Citizen for Constitutional Government).<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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{{Collapsible history section
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
  
{{Election box 2010
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
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<big>'''2006'''</big>
|winner1 = Ron Kind
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|candidate2 = Dan Kapanke
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<big>'''2004'''</big>
|candidate3 = Michael Krsiean
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|votes1 = 126380
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<big>'''2002'''</big>
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<big>'''2000'''</big>
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<big>'''1998'''</big>
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<big>'''1996'''</big>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=McKinley
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|Editdate=April 5, 2013
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|year=2010
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00004403&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Ron Kind," Accessed April 5, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=1979016
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district{{!}}District 3]])
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|totalraised2010=1857853
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district{{!}}District 3]])
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|totalraised2008=1301638
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district{{!}}District 3]])
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|totalraised2006=933903
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district{{!}}District 3]])
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|totalraised2004=1028469
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district{{!}}District 3]])
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|totalraised2002=742096
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|result2002=Won
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|office2002=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district{{!}}District 3]])
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|totalraised2000=637925
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|result2000=Won
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|office2000=US House (Wisconsin, [[Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district{{!}}District 3]])
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===2014===
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{{Ron Kind 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2012 elections season. Below are Kind's reports.
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[[File:Kind 2012 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Kind's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Kind won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Kind's campaign committee raised a total of $1,979,017  and spent $1,568,649 .<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004403&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Kind 2012 Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013]</ref>
  
{{Campaign finance reports
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Kind spent $7.21 per vote received in 2012.
|Name = Ron Kind
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{{Congress donor box 2012
|Report 1 =April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/823/12970939823/12970939823.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Ron Kind's April Quarterly Report," Accessed October 11, 2012]</ref>
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|winner = Y
|Date 1 =April 14, 2012
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin, 3rd District
|Beginning Balance 1 =578999.31
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|party = Democratic
|Total Contributions 1 =276948.61
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|total raised =  $1,979,017
|Expenditures 1=120184.77
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|total spent = $1,568,649
|Cash on Hand 1 =735763.15
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|opponent raised = $127,409
|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/967/12952477967/12952477967.pdf ''Federal Election Commission'', "Ron Kind's July Quarterly Report," Accessed October 11, 2012]</ref>
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|opponent spent = $127,409
|Date 2 =July 15, 2012
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|org1 = Northwestern Mutual
|Beginning Balance 2 =735763.15
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|org2 = Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
|Total Contributions 2 =254903.46
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|org3 = Carecore National
|Expenditures 2=136942.40
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|org4 = Ernst & Young
|Cash on Hand 2 =853724.21
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|org5 = Xcel Energy
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|orgdonor1 = $27,450
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|orgdonor2 = $14,700
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|orgdonor3 = $14,500
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|orgdonor4 = $13,500
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|orgdonor5 = $12,500
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|ind1 = Insurance
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|ind2 = Health Professionals
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|ind3 = Pharmaceuticals/Health Products
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|ind4 = Securities & Investment
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|ind5 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|inddonor1 = $218,050
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|inddonor2 = $140,226
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|inddonor3 = $134,649
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|inddonor4 = $86,700
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|inddonor5 = $64,006
 
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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/400218_Ron_Kind ''OpenCongress,'' "Ron Kind," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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{{col-begin}}
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Kind most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Derek Kilmer]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Kind least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[John Barrow]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
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{{col-end}}
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Kind is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democratic leader]]," as of June 26, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ron_kind/400218 ''Gov Track'' "Ron Kind," Accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
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::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Kind missed 261 of 11,065 roll call votes from January 1997 to April 2013.  This amounts to 2.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/ron_kind/400218 ''GovTrack,'' "Kind," Accessed April 11, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kind paid his congressional staff a total of $919,663 in 2011. Overall, [[Wisconsin]] ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/316/Rep_Ron_Kind.html ''LegiStorm,'' "Ron Kind," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kind paid his congressional staff a total of $919,663 in 2011. Overall, [[Wisconsin]] ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/316/Rep_Ron_Kind.html ''LegiStorm,'' "Ron Kind," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Kind's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $486,023 and $1,506,999. That averages to $996,511, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 9.57% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004403&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Kind (D-WI), 2011"]</ref>
  
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Kind's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $202,024 to $1,616,997. That averages to $909,510.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004403&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Ron Kind (D-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Kind's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $202,024 to $1,616,997. That averages to $909,510.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00004403&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Ron Kind (D-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012]</ref>
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Ron Kind
Ron Kind.JPG
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorSteve Gunderson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.24 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,480,900
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wisconsin State Assembly
1989-1996
Education
High schoolLa Crosse Logan High School, WI
Bachelor'sHarvard University
Master'sLondon School of Economics
J.D.University of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayMarch 16, 1963
Place of birthLaCrosse, WI
Net worth$996,511
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ronald James "Ron" Kind (b. March 16, 1963, in La Crosse, Wisconsin) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Wisconsin. Kind represents the 3rd congressional district of Wisconsin and was first elected to the House in 1996. He was re-elected in 2012.[1] He is running for re-election in 2014.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Kind served as a state prosecutor in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He also served in the Wisconsin State Assembly.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Kind 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

After receiving his bachelor's from Harvard University, Kind went on to earn a master's from the London School of Economics and a law degree from the University of Minnesota.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Kind's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Kind serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-12

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

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Kind's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Kind voted for 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.[7]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Kind voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Kind voted for 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.[9]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Kind voted against HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013#Government Shutdown and Default Prevention Act

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.[11] 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.[12] Kind voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[13]

Voted "Yes" 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 funds 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.[14] 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. Kind voted for HR 2775.[15]

Kind wrote on his Facebook page on October 1, 2013, that "As long as furloughed federal workers go without pay, I will not take my own salary."[16]

Medical device tax
A bipartisan House measure to repeal the 2.3% medical device excise tax that helps fund the healthcare reform law has been rumored as compromise to end the shutdown.[17][18]

Sponsored by Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Kind, the proposal reportedly would fund the government at the sequester cut levels for six months, repeal the device tax and offset the nearly $30 billion revenue loss over 10 years by changing employer pension rules.[18]

Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate say they oppose the measure because they are not willing to negotiate reform law provisions as part of the current spending fight and because it would extend the sequester cuts for six months rather than the shorter period they seek.[18][17]

A spokesperson for Kind said the Democrats are not committed to a device tax repeal though it is not off the table. “There are a lot of proposals, the medical device issue being just one of them. It's a fluid situation. Going forward, I hope that there's a lot more to discuss, a lot more ideas, a lot more thoughts.”[17][18]

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Kind voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[19] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[20]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Kind voted against 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.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "No" Kind voted against 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 that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[23]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Kind voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[24]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Kind voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[25]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Kind is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Wisconsin's 3rd District. Kind is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

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

Kind ran for re-election in 2012.[26] He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and faced Republican Ray Boland in the November general election.[27]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRon Kind Incumbent 64.1% 217,712
     Republican Ray Boland 35.8% 121,713
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 339
Total Votes 339,764
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McKinley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McKinley raised a total of $8,480,900 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[36]

Ron Kind's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Wisconsin, District 3) Won $1,979,016
2010 US House (Wisconsin, District 3) Won $1,857,853
2008 US House (Wisconsin, District 3) Won $1,301,638
2006 US House (Wisconsin, District 3) Won $933,903
2004 US House (Wisconsin, District 3) Won $1,028,469
2002 US House (Wisconsin, District 3) Won $742,096
2000 US House (Wisconsin, District 3) Won $637,925
Grand Total Raised $8,480,900

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 Kind's reports.[37]

Ron Kind (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2013$464,772.68$249,149.62$(87,208.56)$526,713.74
July Quarterly[39]July 18, 2013$626,713.74$336,023.06$(98,450.57)$864,286.23
October Quarterly[40]October 15, 2013$864,286.23$210,197.90$(118,439.59)$956,044.54
Year-end[41]January 31, 2014$955,394$231,895$(81,025)$1,106,264
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2014$1,108,583.65$317,892.56$(121,880.30)$1,304,595.91
Running totals
$1,345,158.14$(507,004.02)

2012

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

Kind won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Kind's campaign committee raised a total of $1,979,017 and spent $1,568,649 .[43]

Cost per vote

Kind spent $7.21 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Kind won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Kind's campaign committee raised a total of $1,857,853 and spent $2,577,371.[44]

Analysis

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]

Kind most often votes with:

Kind least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kind is a "centrist Democratic leader," as of June 26, 2013.[46]

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Kind missed 261 of 11,065 roll call votes from January 1997 to April 2013. This amounts to 2.4%, which is worse than the median of 2.1% among current congressional representatives as of April 2013.[47]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kind paid his congressional staff a total of $919,663 in 2011. Overall, Wisconsin ranks 32nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[48]

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, Kind's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $486,023 and $1,506,999. That averages to $996,511, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 9.57% from 2010.[49]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kind's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $202,024 to $1,616,997. That averages to $909,510.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[50]

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. Kind was 1 of 2 members who ranked 138th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[51]

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. Kind ranked 167th in the liberal rankings.[52]

Political positions

Voting with party

2013

Kind voted with the Democratic Party 90.6% of the time, which ranked 168th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[53]

Personal

Kind and his wife, Tawni, have two children.[2]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Kind," Accessed June 26, 2013
  3. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  4. Official House website "Committee Assignments," Accessed November 18, 2011
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 69 - Requires Threat Assessment of Pipeline Vulnerabilities to a Terrorist Attack - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  15. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. Washington Post, "Which lawmakers will refuse their pay during the shutdown?," accessed October 2, 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Modern Healthcare, "House floats repeal of medical device tax as compromise to end government shutdown," accessed October 7, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 The Morning Call, "U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent offers shutdown compromise: Fund government but drop medical device tax," accessed October 7, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - Voting Record," accessed October 14, 2013
  20. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  21. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. Project Votesmart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  24. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  25. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  26. Madison.com "Fewer swing seats a bad sign," May 1, 2012
  27. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Ron Kind," Accessed April 5, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Kind 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 25, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 25, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 18, 2014
  43. Open Secrets "Kind 2012 Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 23, 2013
  44. Open Secrets "Ron Kind 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 18, 2011
  45. OpenCongress, "Ron Kind," Accessed August 6, 2013
  46. Gov Track "Ron Kind," Accessed June 26, 2013
  47. GovTrack, "Kind," Accessed April 11, 2013
  48. LegiStorm, "Ron Kind," Accessed September 7, 2012
  49. OpenSecrets.org, "Kind (D-WI), 2011"
  50. OpenSecrets.org, "Ron Kind (D-Wis), 2010," Accessed September 7, 2012
  51. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  52. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  53. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Preceded by
Steve Gunderson
U.S. House of Representatives - Wisconsin, 3rd District
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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