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David McKinley (R)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for WV-01
|Confirmed:||Susan Thorn, David McKinley|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for WV-01)|
Positions, record and controversies
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McKinley Makes Congress Bid Official
http://www.news-register.net/page/content.detail/id/533287.html. January 17, 2010
In an article announcing his candidacy for the House of Representatives David McKinley linked his state’s need for jobs with legislation coming form Washington. In West Virginia’s 1st District McKinley argued that protecting jobs means protecting the coal industry. "We have to stand up and fight back in this war on coal being waged by Congress and the EPA," he added. "Cap and trade will kill our coal industry and destroy our economy. We must stop it, period."
David McKinley: GOP candidate for 1st District
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/528896.html?nav=5057. April 19, 2010
David McKinley is a strong advocate for the coal industry. He firmly opposes the "cap and trade" legislation currently being proposed, pointing out the United States already relies on coal for about half its electric power.
McKinley Brings House GOP Leader Boehner To Oliverio's Backyard For Fundraiser
http://www.huntingtonnews.net/political/100622-staff-politicalmckinley.html. June 22, 2010.
An article posted on huntingtonnews.net cited McKinley as a “a supporter of both new industries as well as the state's core traditional industries like coal.” McKinley has been a long time supporter of the coal industry and has vowed that, if elected, he would combat Washington’s “war on coal.” According to the article, McKinley characterizes Obama’s legislative efforts to reduce the American coal industry as “excesses of… environmental policies.”
Cap-And-Trade Opposition Doesn't Shield W.Va. Reps From Anti-Coal Rap
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/02/11/11greenwire-cap-and-trade-opposition-doesnt-shield-wva-rep-36562.html?pagewanted=1. February 11, 2010.
McKinley has pointed out one of his main reasons for entering the race for the House seat in West Virginia’s 1st District to be the need to protect the coal industry. "We need a representative in Congress that will vote against legislation that hurts our local industries and increases taxes on everyone," said McKinley in a statement announcing his candidacy. "Coal is the backbone of our state's economy and the attacks on coal from Washington, D.C., must be stopped."
West Virginians for Life PAC endorses David McKinley for Congress
An article posted on McKinley’s campaign website declares that McKinley’s candidacy has been endorsed by West Virginians for Life, a pro-life organization drawn to the Republican candidate’s solid pro-life voting record while serving in the West Virginia House of Delegates. McKinley expressed gratitude for their support, saying: "defending the unborn isn’t just a choice, it is a responsibility. I consistently supported pro-life measures when I was in the House of Delegates and I will continue to do so in Congress. We must do everything in our power to stop the senseless killing of the unborn."
Money in politics
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|Top Contributors to during the 2010 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Mepco LLC||$ 37,300|
|ARCH Coal||$ 33,500|
|Patriot Coal Corp||$ 21,850|
|American Electric Power||$ 21,750|
|Alpha Natural Resources||$ 21,600|
|Murray Energy||$ 20,678|
|CONSOL Energy||$ 19,000|
|Tuesday Group PAC||$ 17,500|
|Chesapeake Energy||$ 16,300|
|Carpenters & Joiners Union||$ 15,000|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for David McKinley
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for David McKinley from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for David McKinley from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for David McKinley from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
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|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: David||Middle name: B.||Last name: McKinley|
|Party: R||State: WV||District:
01 District short: 1
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-4172||Fax: 202-225-7564||Website: http://mckinley.house.gov||Webform email: http://mckinley.house.gov/email-me/|
|DC office: 412 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: M001180||Votesmart ID: 117396||FEC ID: H0WV01072||Govtrack ID: 412487|
|CRP ID: N00031681||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: RepMcKinley|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/David_McKinley||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/RepDavidMcKinley||Senate class:|
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
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|First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2010
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2011
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Date of Birth:
November 2, 2010