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  Leahy, Patrick J.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NamePatrick J. Leahy
Address
Middlesex, Vermont , United States
Emailinfo@leahy.senate.gov
Websitehttp://leahy.senate.gov
Born March 31, 1940
Died Still Living (74 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedMr. Matt
Sep 25, 2012 02:36pm
Tags Caucasian - Irish - Liberal - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Married - Catholic - Straight -
InfoImages of Senator LeahyIn his fifth term in the Senate, Patrick Leahy remains the only Democrat elected to this office from Vermont and the youngest Senator ever to be elected from the Green Mountain State. Born and raised in Montpelier, he is a graduate of Saint Michael's College in Colchester (1961) and earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (1964). He served for eight years as State's Attorney in Chittenden County. He gained a national reputation for his law enforcement activities and was selected (1974) as one of three outstanding prosecutors in the United States. Leahy chairs the Judiciary Committee and is also a senior member of the Agriculture and Appropriations Committees.

Senator Leahy has been married to Marcelle Pomerleau Leahy for 37 years. They have a daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law and a grandson. Senator and Mrs. Leahy live on a tree farm in Vermont.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/28/2011-07/31/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 62.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 71.00% ( 1.0) 25.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 70.00% ( 4.0) 26.00% ( 1.0) 3.00% ( 3.0)
12/09/2005-12/11/2005 Survey USA 66.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)

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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 14, 2009 07:00pm News Leahy Fifth Senator To Flip On Gay Marriage   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Feb 09, 2009 07:20pm News Senator seeks Bush-era "truth commission"  Article Craverguy 
Aug 19, 2007 08:00am News Vermont Senator [Pat Leahy] to appear in next Batman movie  Article Monsieur 
Jul 02, 2007 03:00pm News Leahy Says He May Seek Charge Of Contempt Against President  Article ScottĀ³ 
Dec 20, 2006 07:00am News Key Democrat [Sen. Patrick Leahy] wants U.S. to answer to Maher Arar  Article Monsieur 
Nov 05, 2003 12:00am Editorial Leahy's Confirmation Threat  Article None Entered 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.75000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/2015 Judiciary Committee Chairman Lost 0.00% (+0.00%)
  01/03/2015 US Senate President Pro Tempore Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  01/03/2013 Judiciary Committee Chairman Won 55.56% (+11.11%)
  01/03/2013 US Senate President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/17/2012 US Senate President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Agriculture Committee Seat 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Appropriations Committee Seat 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2011 Judiciary Chairperson Won 55.56% (+11.11%)
  11/02/2010 VT US Senate Won 64.33% (+33.41%)
  08/24/2010 VT US Senate - D Primary Won 88.89% (+78.01%)
  01/03/2009 Judiciary Chairperson Won 63.16% (+26.32%)
  03/04/2008 VT US President - LBU Primary Lost 0.25% (-44.36%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 01 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 VT US Senate Won 70.66% (+46.10%)
  09/14/2004 VT US Senate - D Primary Won 94.34% (+88.95%)
  11/03/1998 VT US Senate Won 72.22% (+49.77%)
  09/08/1998 VT US Senate- D Primary Won 96.65% (+93.29%)
  01/03/1993 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1992 VT US Senate Won 54.16% (+10.82%)
  01/03/1991 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1989 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1987 Chairman-Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 VT US Senate Won 63.16% (+28.66%)
  11/04/1980 VT US Senate Won 49.82% (+1.32%)
  11/05/1974 VT US Senate Won 49.48% (+3.09%)
  09/10/1974 VT US Senate - D Primary Won 83.90% (+68.21%)
ENDORSEMENTS
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
VT US President - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
VT US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Howard Dean
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Howard Dean
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Howard Dean
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Hackett Souter
US Ambassador to Bahamas - Jul 08, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
US President - D Primaries - Jun 11, 1968 D Robert Francis Kennedy