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}}{{tnr}}'''John Russell "Russ" Carnahan''' (b. July 10, 1958) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[Missouri]]. Carnahan was elected by voters from [[Missouri's 3rd congressional district]].
 
}}{{tnr}}'''John Russell "Russ" Carnahan''' (b. July 10, 1958) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] from [[Missouri]]. Carnahan was elected by voters from [[Missouri's 3rd congressional district]].
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Carnahan has filed to run for re-election in the same district as fellow incumbent [[Lacy Clay]] (D).<ref name="file">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/rep-russ-carnahan-files-for-primary-against-rep-lacy-clay-in-missouri/2012/02/28/gIQAC8xGgR_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "Rep. Russ Carnahan files for primary against Rep. Lacy Clay in Missouri ," February 28, 2012]</ref>
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Carnahan was born in 1958 in Columbia, Missouri, to a family which has frequently held public office. He has received a bachelor's and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c001060 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "CARNAHAN, Russ, (1958 - )"]</ref>
 
Carnahan was born in 1958 in Columbia, Missouri, to a family which has frequently held public office. He has received a bachelor's and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c001060 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "CARNAHAN, Russ, (1958 - )"]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
Carnahan is seeking re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://ladue-frontenac.patch.com/articles/russ-carnahan-says-hell-run-for-reelection-in-2012 ''Ladue-Frontenac Patch'' "Russ Carnahan Says He'll Seek Re-Election in 2012] Accessed January 21, 2012]</ref>
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Carnahan is seeking re-election in 2012. He has filed for re-election in the [[Missouri's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|1st congressional district]] after his present district was eliminated during [[Redistricting in Missouri|redistricting]]. Carnahan will face fellow incumbent [[Lacy Clay]] in the Democratic Primary on August 7, 2012.<ref name="file"/><ref>[http://ladue-frontenac.patch.com/articles/russ-carnahan-says-hell-run-for-reelection-in-2012 ''Ladue-Frontenac Patch'' "Russ Carnahan Says He'll Seek Re-Election in 2012] Accessed January 21, 2012]</ref>
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
On November 2, 2010, Carnahan was re-elected to the [[United States House]] for a fourth term. He defeated Ed Martin ([[Republican|R]]), Steven R. Hedrick ([[Libertarian]]), Nicholas J. ‘‘Nick’’ Ivanovich ([[Constitution Party|Constitution]]), and Brian Wallner (Write-in).<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>  
 
On November 2, 2010, Carnahan was re-elected to the [[United States House]] for a fourth term. He defeated Ed Martin ([[Republican|R]]), Steven R. Hedrick ([[Libertarian]]), Nicholas J. ‘‘Nick’’ Ivanovich ([[Constitution Party|Constitution]]), and Brian Wallner (Write-in).<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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Russ Carnahan
Russ Carnahan.jpg
U.S. House, Missouri, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Missouri House of Representatives from the 59th district
2001-2005
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
J.D.University of Missouri
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1958
Place of birthColumbia, Missouri
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
John Russell "Russ" Carnahan (b. July 10, 1958) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri. Carnahan was elected by voters from Missouri's 3rd congressional district.

Carnahan has filed to run for re-election in the same district as fellow incumbent Lacy Clay (D).[1]

Biography

Carnahan was born in 1958 in Columbia, Missouri, to a family which has frequently held public office. He has received a bachelor's and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri.[2]

Career

He worked as a private practice attorney prior to entering politics.

Committee Assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Carnahan serves on the following committees:[3]

Issues

Political positions

Financial Crisis

Rep. Carnahan voted for TARP.[4] According to a Gallup poll from September 13, 2010, 61% of Americans disapprove of TARP, while 37% approve.[5]

Carnahan also supported the auto bailout.[6] As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[7]

In addition, Rep. Carnahan voted for the stimulus bill.[8] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. [9]

Carnahan also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[10] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[11]

Carnahan supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[12] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[13]

Health care

Finally, Carnahan voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[14] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[15]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Russ Carnahan has voted with the Democratic Party 93.9% of the time, which ranked 46th among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[16]

Elections

2012

Carnahan is seeking re-election in 2012. He has filed for re-election in the 1st congressional district after his present district was eliminated during redistricting. Carnahan will face fellow incumbent Lacy Clay in the Democratic Primary on August 7, 2012.[1][17]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Carnahan was re-elected to the United States House for a fourth term. He defeated Ed Martin (R), Steven R. Hedrick (Libertarian), Nicholas J. ‘‘Nick’’ Ivanovich (Constitution), and Brian Wallner (Write-in).[18]

United States House, Missouri General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuss Carnahan Incumbent 48.9% 99,398
     Republican Ed Martin 46.7% 94,757
     Libertarian Steven R. Hedrick 2.8% 5,772
     Constitution Nicholas J. Nick Ivanovich 1.6% 3,155
     Write-in Brian Wallner 0% 3
Total Votes 203,085

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Carnahan's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Carnahan was re-elected to the U.S. House for a fourth term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $2,127,173 and spent $2,276,619.[19]
U.S. House, Missouri, 2010 - Russ Carnahan Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,127,173
Total Spent $2,276,619
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,539,980
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,514,663
Top contributors to Russ Carnahan's campaign committee
Husch Blackwell LLP$23,950
Washington University In St Louis$18,950
Monsanto Co$16,750
Bryan Cave LLP$15,200
Crawford Group$14,800
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$308,406
Building Trade Unions$96,200
Leadership PACs$92,700
Real Estate$90,776
Transportation Unions$82,500

Personal

Russ Carnahan is an Eagle Scout, and is married to Debra Carnahan.

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Washington Post "Rep. Russ Carnahan files for primary against Rep. Lacy Clay in Missouri ," February 28, 2012
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "CARNAHAN, Russ, (1958 - )"
  3. Congressman Russ Carnahan, Representing the 3rd District of Missouri "Committees"
  4. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll681.xml
  5. http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx
  6. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml
  7. http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx
  8. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml
  9. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt
  10. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml
  11. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars
  12. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml
  13. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy
  14. http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml
  15. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law
  16. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  17. Ladue-Frontenac Patch "Russ Carnahan Says He'll Seek Re-Election in 2012 Accessed January 21, 2012]
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  19. Open Secrets "Russ Carnahan 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 7, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Dick Gephardt
United States House of Representatives - District 3
2005–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Ron Auer
Missouri House of Representatives - District 59
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Jeanette Mott Oxford