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==Issues==
 
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Franks was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee in 2005.<ref>[http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=109_house_hearings&docid=f:98924.pdf ''Government Printing Office'' "Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2005", February 17, 2005](See Page II)</ref>
 
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorsetest|2012|Newt Gingrich}}<ref>[http://www.newt.org/news/congressman-trent-franks-endorses-gingrich-president ''Newt Gingrich 2012,'' "Congressman Trent Franks Endorses Gingrich for President," January 13, 2012]</ref>
 
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
Franks's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.trentfranks.com/index-1.html Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
 
 
*'''The American Family
 
:Excerpt: "The character of an individual and culture of a society begins and ends with family. Recently, Congressman Franks became the father of twins, Joshua Lane and Emily Grace. Nothing like serving in government for the welfare of children and having his very own children have convicted him more of the truism: government is simply incapable of replacing the family. "
 
 
*'''Business and the Economy
 
:Excerpt: "The primary role of government in the economy is to combat fraud and price fixing practices, and simply get out of the way of free enterprise and let the people produce. As someone who knows what it is like to start a business and to develop two patents, Congressman Franks believes government should take a minimalist approach to the economy so that the private sector can innovate and thrive."
 
 
*'''Sanctity of Life
 
:Excerpt: "Congressman Franks recognizes the Constitution of the United States guarantees the inalienable rights outlined in the Declaration of Independence. He believes our Creator has given us the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is a crime against God and humanity to deny any person these rights based on their color, creed, religion, or station in life."
 
 
*'''Social Security
 
:Excerpt: "Congressman Franks is the author of H.R. 1058, the Seniors Financial Security Act. This important bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the inclusion in gross income for income tax purposes of social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. He believes it is wrong for the government to over tax our seniors."
 
 
*'''Health Care
 
:Excerpt: "It is clear that healthcare premiums are too high and people are simply paying too much for much needed medical treatments. But Congressman Franks believes that a government take-over of our healthcare system would crush the quality of healthcare services in our country. "
 
 
 
===Legislative actions===
 
===Legislative actions===
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Oppose vote}}
 
Franks voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<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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{{Support vote}} Franks voted for 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>
 
{{Support vote}} Franks voted for 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=====
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{{Oppose vote}}
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Franks voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<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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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Newt Gingrich}}<ref>[http://www.newt.org/news/congressman-trent-franks-endorses-gingrich-president ''Newt Gingrich 2012,'' "Congressman Trent Franks Endorses Gingrich for President," January 13, 2012]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Franks's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.trentfranks.com/index-1.html Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
 +
 +
*'''The American Family
 +
:Excerpt: "The character of an individual and culture of a society begins and ends with family. Recently, Congressman Franks became the father of twins, Joshua Lane and Emily Grace. Nothing like serving in government for the welfare of children and having his very own children have convicted him more of the truism: government is simply incapable of replacing the family. "
 +
 +
*'''Business and the Economy
 +
:Excerpt: "The primary role of government in the economy is to combat fraud and price fixing practices, and simply get out of the way of free enterprise and let the people produce. As someone who knows what it is like to start a business and to develop two patents, Congressman Franks believes government should take a minimalist approach to the economy so that the private sector can innovate and thrive."
 +
 +
*'''Sanctity of Life
 +
:Excerpt: "Congressman Franks recognizes the Constitution of the United States guarantees the inalienable rights outlined in the Declaration of Independence. He believes our Creator has given us the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is a crime against God and humanity to deny any person these rights based on their color, creed, religion, or station in life."
 +
 +
*'''Social Security
 +
:Excerpt: "Congressman Franks is the author of H.R. 1058, the Seniors Financial Security Act. This important bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the inclusion in gross income for income tax purposes of social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. He believes it is wrong for the government to over tax our seniors."
 +
 +
*'''Health Care
 +
:Excerpt: "It is clear that healthcare premiums are too high and people are simply paying too much for much needed medical treatments. But Congressman Franks believes that a government take-over of our healthcare system would crush the quality of healthcare services in our country. "
 +
 +
===House Judiciary Committee===
 +
 +
Franks was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee in 2005.<ref>[http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=109_house_hearings&docid=f:98924.pdf ''Government Printing Office'' "Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2005", February 17, 2005](See Page II)</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==

Revision as of 11:54, 9 October 2013

Trent Franks
Trent Franks.jpg
U.S. House, Arizona, District 8
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
PredecessorEd Pastor (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,539,200
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Arizona State House of Representatives
1985-1987
Personal
BirthdayJune 19, 1957
Place of birthUravan, CO
Net worth$33,925,002
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Trent Franks (b. June 19, 1957, in Uravan, Colorado) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arizona's 8th congressional district. Franks was first elected to the House in 2002.

Franks most recently won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 8th District. He defeated Helmuth Hack and Tony Passalacqua in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He then overtook incumbent Gene Scharer (D) and Stephen Dolgos (Americans Elect) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Franks is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Franks began his political career in 1984, when he won election to the Arizona House of Representatives. He served in that position from 1985 to 1987.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Franks is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Career

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

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Franks serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice, Chair
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
    • Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities

2011-2012

  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
  • Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law
    • Subcommittee on the Constitution, Chair

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.[4] For more information pertaining to Franks's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Franks 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.[6]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Franks voted for 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.[7]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Franks voted for 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.[8]

Economy

2013 Farm Bill

Nay3.png In July 2013 the Republican controlled House narrowly passed a scaled-back version of the farm bill after stripping out the popular food-stamp program.[9][10] The bill passed on a 216-208 vote, with no Democrats voting in favor.[11] All but 12 Republicans supported the measure.[12] The group consisted mostly of conservative lawmakers more concerned about spending than farm subsidies.[12][13] Franks was one of the 12 who voted against the measure.[12]

The farm bill historically has included both billions in farm subsidies and billions in food stamps. Including both of the two massive programs has in the past helped win support from rural-state lawmakers and those representing big cities.[11] After the bill failed in the House in June 2013 amid opposition from rank-and-file Republicans, House leaders removed the food stamp portion in a bid to attract conservative support.[11]

Federal Statutory Pay Adjustment Elimination

Voted "Yes" Franks voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[14]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Franks voted for 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.[15] The vote largely followed party lines.[16]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Franks voted for 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.[17]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Franks voted for 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.[18]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Franks voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[19]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Trent Franks endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [20]

Campaign themes

2012

Franks's campaign website listed the following issues:[21]

  • The American Family
Excerpt: "The character of an individual and culture of a society begins and ends with family. Recently, Congressman Franks became the father of twins, Joshua Lane and Emily Grace. Nothing like serving in government for the welfare of children and having his very own children have convicted him more of the truism: government is simply incapable of replacing the family. "
  • Business and the Economy
Excerpt: "The primary role of government in the economy is to combat fraud and price fixing practices, and simply get out of the way of free enterprise and let the people produce. As someone who knows what it is like to start a business and to develop two patents, Congressman Franks believes government should take a minimalist approach to the economy so that the private sector can innovate and thrive."
  • Sanctity of Life
Excerpt: "Congressman Franks recognizes the Constitution of the United States guarantees the inalienable rights outlined in the Declaration of Independence. He believes our Creator has given us the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is a crime against God and humanity to deny any person these rights based on their color, creed, religion, or station in life."
  • Social Security
Excerpt: "Congressman Franks is the author of H.R. 1058, the Seniors Financial Security Act. This important bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the inclusion in gross income for income tax purposes of social security and tier 1 railroad retirement benefits. He believes it is wrong for the government to over tax our seniors."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "It is clear that healthcare premiums are too high and people are simply paying too much for much needed medical treatments. But Congressman Franks believes that a government take-over of our healthcare system would crush the quality of healthcare services in our country. "

House Judiciary Committee

Franks was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee in 2005.[22]

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona's 8th congressional district elections, 2014

Franks 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 on August 26, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Arizona's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

Franks won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 8th District. He defeated Helmuth Hack and Tony Passalacqua in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He then overtook incumbent Gene Scharer (D) and Stephen Dolgos (Americans Elect) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[23][24][25]

U.S. House, Arizona District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Franks Incumbent 63.3% 172,809
     Democratic Gene Scharer 35.1% 95,635
     Libertarian Stephen Dolgos 1.6% 4,347
Total Votes 272,791
Source: Arizona Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


U.S. House, Arizona District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTrent Franks Incumbent 83.2% 57,257
Tony Passalacqua 16.8% 11,572
Helmuth Hack (Write-in) 0% 18
Total Votes 68,847

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Franks is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Franks raised a total of $3,539,200 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[31]

Trent Franks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Arizona, District 8) Won $376,998
2010 US House (Arizona, District 2) Won $964,398
2008 US House (Arizona, District 2) Won $485,040
2006 US House (Arizona, District 2) Won $440,591
2004 US House (Arizona, District 2) Won $804,990
2002 US House (Arizona, District 2) Won $467,183
Grand Total Raised $3,539,200

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Franks's reports.[32]

Trent Franks (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[33]April 15, 2013$-4,450.06$40,525.00$(33,226.94)$2,848.00
July Quarterly[34]July 15, 2013$2,848.00$24,726.80$(18,078.12)$9,496.68
Running totals
$65,251.8$(51,305.06)

2012

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

Franks won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Franks's campaign committee raised a total of $376,998 and spent $354,105.[35] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[36]

Cost per vote

Franks spent $2.05 per vote received in 2012.

2010

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

Franks won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Franks's campaign committee raised a total of $964,398 and spent $987,866.[37]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Franks is a "far-right Republican leader" as of June 2013.[38]

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.[39]

Franks most often votes with:

Franks least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Franks missed 125 of 7,661 roll call votes from January 2003 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.6%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[40]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Franks paid his congressional staff a total of $1,192,891 in 2011. He ranked 3rd on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 16thth overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Arizona ranked 47th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[41]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Franks was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Franks's staff was given an apparent $34,090.00 in bonus money.[42]

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, Franks' net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $11,600,005 and $56,250,000. That averages to $33,925,002, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[43]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Franks' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $11,600,005 and $56,250,000. That averages to $33,925,002.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[44]

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. Franks ranked 78th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[45]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Franks ranked 109th in the conservative rankings.[46]

Voting with party

2013

Trent Franks voted with the Republican Party 97.6% of the time, which ranked 85th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[47]

Personal

Franks and his wife, Josephine, have two children.

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External links


References

  1. AZ Capitol Times "Franks bows out of Senate race," Accessed February 23, 2012
  2. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Trent Franks," Accessed October 30, 2011
  3. CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  7. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  8. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  9. Washington Post, "Farm bill passes narrowly in House, without food stamp funding," accessed July 15, 2013
  10. USA Today, "House passes farm bill; strips out food-stamp program," accessed July 15, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Fox News, "House narrowly passes farm bill after Republicans carve out food stamps," accessed July 15, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Washington Post, "Which Republicans voted against the Farm Bill?," accessed July 15, 2013
  13. Politico, "Farm bill 2013: House narrowly passes pared-back version," accessed July 15, 2013
  14. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  15. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  17. 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
  18. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  20. Newt Gingrich 2012, "Congressman Trent Franks Endorses Gingrich for President," January 13, 2012
  21. Campaign website, Issues
  22. Government Printing Office "Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2005", February 17, 2005(See Page II)
  23. ABC News, "General Election Results 2012-Arizona," November 7, 2012
  24. Official primary candidate list
  25. Associated Press primary results
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Trent Franks," Accessed March 22, 2013
  32. Federal Election Commission "Trent Franks Summary Report," Accessed July 22, 2013
  33. 'Federal Election Commission "Trent Franks April Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  34. 'Federal Election Commission "Trent Franks July Quarterly," Accessed July 22, 2013
  35. Open Secrets "Trent Franks 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
  36. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  37. Open Secrets "Trent Franks 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 30, 2011
  38. Gov Track "Trent Franks," Accessed June 7 2013
  39. OpenCongress, "Trent Franks," Accessed July 30, 2013
  40. GovTrack, "Trent Franks," Accessed April 2, 2013
  41. LegiStorm "Trent Franks"
  42. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  43. OpenSecrets.org, "Franks, (R-Arizona), 2011"
  44. OpenSecrets.org, "Franks, (R-Arizona), 2010"
  45. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  46. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  47. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Pastor
U.S. House - Arizona District 8
2003-Present
Succeeded by
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