Frank LoBiondo

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U.S. Representative

Frank LoBiondo (R)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: No

Incumbent running: Yes

2012 candidates for NJ-02

Confirmed: Cassandra Shober, Frank LoBiondo
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for NJ-02)
On the Web
Official website

Frank A. LoBiondo, a Republican has represented the Second Congressional District of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995.


Record and controversies

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
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2008 Scorecard
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American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 44 - 11/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 50 - 10/20 60 - 12/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 63 - 12/20 not avail.

Iraq War

LoBiondo voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Abramoff Contributions

LoBiondo has received campaign contributions from lobbyist Jack Abramoff. On August 18, 2005, he returned a June 2001 contribution the day after receiving a new $1000 contribution from Abramoff, as reported by the Daily Kos blog.[1]

Hitler remark

In July 2005, LoBiondo apologized for saying that "Muslim terrorists" being detained at Guantanamo Bay are "worse than Hitler" because the Nazi leader "sort of had a political rationale about what he was doing." The comments were made on a local Atlantic City radio show and provoked outcry from many citizens and groups. His exact comments were as follows:

If you start thinking that this is not as horrible and as evil as someone like Hitler was, he sort of had a political rationale about what he was doing that's different from these people that just want to kill everybody. Hitler, in his philosophy, was, you know, he hated Jews, he was murdering Jews and there were some people he liked, but he never went to the level that these people are going to. [2]

Term-limit pledge

LoBiondo pledged to serve no more than six terms in Congress during his initial campaign for Congress in 1994. He broke the pledge, however, when he opted to seek a seventh term in 2006. [3]

(See Congresspedia page on term limits in Congress)


LoBiondo was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on May 12, 1946. He attended Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked as a trucking executive and served on the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders from 1985 to 1987. He was also a member of the New Jersey General Assembly (the lower chamber of the New Jersey Legislature) from 1988 to 1994, until he was elected to the U.S. House in 1994.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Viola Thomas-Hughes to face LoBiondo in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] LoBiondo retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
United Continental Holdings$ 37,000
Public Service Enterprise Group$ 20,100
National Electrical Contractors Assn$ 12,500
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn$ 12,000
National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors$ 12,000
Kindle Ford$ 10,400
Lunds Fisheries$ 10,400
Air Line Pilots Assn$ 10,000
American Maritime Officers$ 10,000
American Waterways Operators$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' 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 Frank LoBiondo
from the Center for Responsive Politics' 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

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Frank LoBiondo. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2427 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-6572 Fax: 202-225-3318
    Webform email
District offices
  • 5914 Main Street Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    Ph: 609-625-5008 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
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