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#REDIRECT [[Yvette Clarke]]
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|Name = Yvette D. Clarke
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|Profile picture = Yvette_Clark.jpeg
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|Position = U.S. House, New York, District 9
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|Status = Incumbent
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|Tenure = January 3, 2007-Present
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|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Assumed office =2007
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|Political party = Democratic
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|Predecessor = [[Bob Turner]] (R)
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
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|Last election = November 6, 2012
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|First elected = November 7, 2006
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|Next election = [[New York's 9th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $=2,643,892
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|Prior office=U.S. House, New York, District 11
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|Prior office years=January 3,2007-January 3, 2013
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|Prior office 2= New York City Council
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|Prior office 2 years = 2002-2007
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|Birthday = November 21, 1964
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|Place of birth = Brooklyn, New York
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|Profession = Economic Development Specialist
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|Net worth = $105,003
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|Religion = African Methodist Episcopal
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|Office website = http://clarke.house.gov/
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|Campaign website = http://www.voteyvette.com/
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}}{{tnr}}'''Yvette D. Clarke''' (b. November 21, 1964) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 11th congressional district]]. Clarke was first elected to the House in  [[New York's 9th congressional district]] in 2006. Due to 2012 redistricting she ran in [[New York's 9th congressional district]] and is currently serving her 4th term in office. 
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Clarke is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 6th congressional district elections, 2014]].
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Before her successful bid for [[Congress]] in 2006 Clarke was a member of the New York City Council.
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{{Introanalysis
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|Party=Democratic
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|Rating=Reliable
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|Pronoun=she
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|Fullname=Yvette Clarke
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|Lastname=Clarke
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}}
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==Biography==
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Clarke was born in Brooklyn, [[New York]]. She attended Oberlin College from 1982-1986 but did not finish her degree.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c001067 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "CLARKE, Yvette Diane, (1964 - )"]</ref>
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==Career==
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Prior to her election to the New York City Council, Clarke served as Director of Business Development for the Bronx Empowerment Zone (BOEDC).  <ref>[http://www.voteyvette.com/about/ ''Yvette D. Clarke For Congress'' "About Yvette Clarke"]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===U.S. House===
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====2013-2014====
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Clarke serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies - ''Ranking Member''
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**Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Small Business Committee]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ethics]]
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====2011-2012====
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Clarke served on the following committees:<ref>[http://clarke.house.gov/Biography/Committees.htm ''U.S. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Proudly Serving New York's 11th District'' "Committee Assignments"]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security|Homeland Security Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies (Ranking Member)
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**Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business|Small Business Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
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**Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce
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==Issues==
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===American response in Syria===
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Clarke}}
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Clarke listed some of her campaign themes on her website:<ref>[http://voteyvette.com/our-issues/ Campaign website "Issues"]</ref>
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*Increase rent assistance from HUD to low and moderate income households
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*Expand and preserve public housing programs
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*Ease the credit crunch affecting current and prospective homeowners
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*Pass an economic stimulus plan
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*Provide tax-relief for the middle-class and small businesses
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*Help promote business opportunities, especially for women and minorities
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* Reform and fully fund No Child Left Behind
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*Provide 21st training for teachers and school administrators
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*Increase funding for college education
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*Invest more resources in safeguarding America’s infrastructure
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*Improve the communication system for first responders
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*Reform the center that oversees the terrorist watch list
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*Reform immigration policy in the spirit of the American Dream
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*Uphold the American tradition of an open border
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*Stop deporting the parents of citizens, leaving them orphaned
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*Work with the Obama Administration to accomplish the goals of the recent Immigration Policy Change.
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* Preserve the freedom to organize
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*Improve workplace safety
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*Protect workers from the effects of a changing economic climate
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===Specific votes===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Support vote}}
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Clarke 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.  She 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>
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==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 9th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Clarke 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 she runs, she will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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===2012===
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::''See also: [[New York's 9th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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Clarke won re-election in 2012, but due to [[Redistricting in New York|New York's redistricting]], she ran in the newly redrawn 9th district. Attorney [[Sylvia Kinard]] challenged Clarke in the June 26 Democratic primary. Clarke won the primary and defeated [[Daniel Cavanagh]] (R) and [[Vivia Morgan]] (G) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/new-york/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, New York"]</ref>
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President Barack Obama backed Clarke.<ref name="obama">[http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007543/obama-endorses-nydia-velazquez?politics-bucket-headline ''Capital New York'' "Obama endorses Nydia Velazquez," June 15, 2012]</ref> He said that Clarke has worked "to give a voice to the voiceless, whether it was improving educational opportunity for children, expanding access to healthcare for women in need, or helping small businesses expand and add new jobs."<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/06/nothing-like-a-little-support-from-the-prez-to-get-people-talking ''New York Daily News blog'' "Nothing Like A Little Support From The Prez To Get People Talking," June 14, 2012]</ref>
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{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=U.S. House, New York District 9
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|party= Democratic
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|winner1 =Yvette Clarke
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 =Sylvia Kinard
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|candidate3 =
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|votes1 =11903
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|votes2 =1584
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|votes3 =
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}}
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===Full history===
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{{Collapsible history section
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|Type = electoral
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|Name = Yvette Clarke
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|Content =
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
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{{Nydis11genelecbox08}}
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<big>'''2006'''</big>
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}}
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Clarke
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|year=2006
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|Editdate= March 23, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00026961&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Yvette D. Clarke" March 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=736310
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 9th congressional district|District 9]])
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|totalraised2010=732674
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 11th congressional district|District 11]])
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|totalraised2008=534750
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 11th congressional district|District 11]])
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|totalraised2006=640158
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=U.S. House of Representatives (New York, [[New York's 11th congressional district|District 11]])
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}}
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===Individual breakdown===
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Clarke’s reports.<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?H4NY11138 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Yvette D. Clarke Summary Report," Accessed July 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Campaign finance reports
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|Name = Yvette D. Clarke (2014)
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|Political Party = Democratic
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|Report 1 = April Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/552/13962126552/13962126552.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Yvette D. Clarke Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 1 =April 15, 2013
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|Beginning Balance 1 = 3988.52
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|Total Contributions 1 = 46268.68
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|Expenditures 1= 28761.00
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|Cash on Hand 1 = 21495.50
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|Report 2 =July Quarterly<ref>[http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/932/13964089932/13964089932.pdf#navpanes=0 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Yvette D. Clarke July Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013]</ref>
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|Date 2 =July 15, 2013
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|Beginning Balance 2 = 25188.29
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|Total Contributions 2 = 60231.00
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|Expenditures 2= 51459.26
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|Cash on Hand 2 = 33960.03
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===2012===
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[[File:Yvette Clarke 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Clarke's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Clarke won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Clarke's campaign committee raised a total of $736,310 and spent $772,480.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00026961&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Yvette Clarke 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Clarke spent $4.15 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 9th Congressional District
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $736,310
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|total spent = $772,480
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|opponent raised = $0
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|opponent spent = $0
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|org1 = Goldman Sachs
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|org2 = American Federation of Teachers
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|org3 = American Postal Workers Union
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|org4 = Bricklayers Union
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|org5 = Dell Inc
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|orgdonor1 = $11,000
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|orgdonor2 = $10,000
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|orgdonor3 = $10,000
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Building Trade Unions
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|ind2 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind3 = Health Professionals
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|ind4 = Computers/Internet
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|ind5 = Securities & Investment
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|inddonor1 = $53,100
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|inddonor2 = $41,800
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|inddonor3 = $34,022
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|inddonor4 = $27,500
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|inddonor5 = $22,650
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|}}
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===2010===
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[[File:Yvette_Clarke_2010_Donor_Breakdown.png‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Clarke's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]] Clarke was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010 for a third term. Her campaign committee raised a total of $732,674 and spent $714,585.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00026961&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Yvette D. Clarke 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 16, 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 9th Congressional District
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $732,674
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|total spent = $714,585
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|opponent raised = $0
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|opponent spent = $0
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|org1 = American Postal Workers Union
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|org2 = American Assn for Justice
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|org3 = Honeywell International
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|org4 = Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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|org5 = Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union
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|orgdonor1 = $11,500
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|orgdonor2 = $10,000
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|orgdonor3 = $10,000
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|orgdonor4 = $10,000
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|orgdonor5 = $10,000
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|ind1 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind2 = Building Trade Unions
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|ind3 = Health Professionals
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|ind4 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind5 = Securities & Investment
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|inddonor1 = $46,500
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|inddonor2 = $35,750
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|inddonor3 = $34,250
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|inddonor4 = $32,200
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|inddonor5 = $28,050
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|}}
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==Analysis==
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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'', Clarke is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-left Democrat]]" as of June 20, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/yvette_clarke/412221 ''Gov Track'' "Clarke" Accessed June 20, 2013]</ref>
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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/412221_Yvette_Clarke ''OpenCongress,'' "Yvette Clarke," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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Clarke most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Janice Schakowsky]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Clarke least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Jeff Duncan]]
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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,'' Clarke missed 290 of 5,239 roll call votes from Jan 2007 to Apr 2013, which is 5.5% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/yvette_clarke/412221 ''GovTrack,'' "Yvette D. Clarke" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Clarke paid her congressional staff a total of $1,056,244 in 2011. Overall, [[New York]] ranked 28th 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/2801/Rep_Yvette_D._Clarke.html ''LegiStorm'', "Yvette D. Clarke," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
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====Staff bonuses====
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{{Congbonuses
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===Net worth===
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:: ''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'', Clarke's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $35,007 to $175,000. That averages to $105,003, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth did not change from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026961&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Clarke's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $35,007 to $175,000. Averaging to a net worth of $105,003 which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00026961&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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====2012====
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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. Clarke tied with 14 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 1st in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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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. Clarke tied with four other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 26th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Percentage voting with party===
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====June 2013====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|party=Democratic
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|percent=93.9%
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|rank=92nd
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|total=201
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==Personal==
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Clarke currently resides in the neighborhood where she grew up, the Flatbush section of Brooklyn.<ref>[http://clarke.house.gov/Biography/ ''U.S. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Proudly Serving New York's 11th District'' "Biography"]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Yvette + Clarke + New York + House'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Yvette+Clarke+New+York+House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Yvette Clarke News Feed</rss>
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==External links==
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*[http://clarke.house.gov/ U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke] ''official U.S. House site''
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*[http://www.voteyvette.com/ Yvette Clarke for Congress] ''official campaign site''
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