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  Domenici, Pete V.
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2000-01-01  
 
NamePete V. Domenici
Address8500 Menaul NE Suite A200
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112, United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://www.domenici.org/
Born May 07, 1932
DiedSeptember 13, 2017 (85 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Sep 13, 2017 12:00pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Catholic - Christian -
InfoBorn in Albuquerque in 1932 to Italian immigrant parents, Domenici and his four sisters were taught early the values that continue to guide him today as one of the most respected members of the U.S. Senate. Growing up, Pete was active in both high school and college sports and later pitched professional baseball for the Albuquerque Dukes, a farm club for the old Brooklyn Dodgers.

A graduate of St. Mary's High School, Pete Domenici earned an education degree from the University of New Mexico in 1954, and subsequently taught math at Albuquerque's Garfield Junior High School.

In 1958, he graduated with a law degree from the University of Denver and returned home to marry Nancy Burke and enter private practice.

Law School GradAs Pete and Nancy began their family and built his law practice, Domenici became involved in local city politics. But he often lamented to his friends that Albuquerque needed new, stronger leadership in city hall. After hearing enough of Pete's complaining, a small group of friends challenged him to either "put up or shut-up." They told Pete that he should either run for public office or quit complaining.

Pete and Nancy

With the support of his friends and family, Pete Domenici in 1966 launched his public service career by winning election to the Albuquerque City Commission. The next year, Domenici was elected to serve as the city's Commission Chairman, equivalent then to Mayor. As Mayor, Domenici concentrated on downtown redevelopment and job creation. He successfully led the effort to revitalize downtown Albuquerque, build the convention center, and recruit several large employers to the Duke City.

In 1972, New Mexicans elected Pete Domenici to represent them in the U.S. Senate. His election marked the first time in 38 years that state voters had chosen a Republican to represent them in the Senate. With his reelection in 1996, Domenici became the first New Mexican elected to serve five full six-year terms in the Senate.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
03/14/2008-03/16/2008 Survey USA 60.00% ( 1.0) 33.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
02/15/2008-02/17/2008 Survey USA 61.00% ( 1.0) 30.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 4.0)
10/12/2007-10/14/2007 Survey USA 60.00% ( 19.0) 34.00% ( 20.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
09/14/2007-09/16/2007 Survey USA 41.00% ( 11.0) 54.00% ( 13.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
08/10/2007-08/12/2007 Survey USA 52.00% ( 1.0) 41.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
06/08/2007-06/10/2007 Survey USA 51.00% ( 1.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
05/11/2007-05/13/2007 Survey USA 52.00% ( 2.0) 42.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
04/13/2007-04/15/2007 Survey USA 54.00% ( 3.0) 38.00% ( 3.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
03/12/2007-03/12/2007 Survey USA 57.00% ( 11.0) 35.00% ( 10.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 68.00% ( 3.0) 25.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 20, 2013 11:20am General Ex-Senator Admits To Fathering Love Child With Daughter of GOP Colleague  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 03, 2008 12:00pm Blog Entry Work on mental health parity caps Domenici's career   Article DFWDem 
Apr 24, 2008 09:00am News Senate panel slaps Domenici over phone call to U.S. attorney  Article ArmyDem 
Oct 04, 2007 02:25pm News Domenici To Cite Brain Disorder As Cause Of Retirement  Article WesternDem 
Oct 03, 2007 04:10pm Announcement Domenici expected to announce retirement from Senate  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 
Sep 19, 2007 08:00pm Investigation Senate Ethics Committee Intensifies Probe of Domenici  Article RP 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.20000 Average

FAMILY
Son Pete V. Domenici, Jr. 0000-
Son Adam Paul Laxalt 1978-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/05/2002 NM US Senate Won 65.03% (+30.05%)
  06/04/2002 NM US Senate- R Primary Won 99.93% (+99.87%)
  11/05/1996 NM US Senate Won 64.73% (+34.94%)
  06/04/1996 NM US Senate- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1991 US Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Lost 46.51% (-6.98%)
  11/06/1990 NM US Senate Won 72.91% (+45.87%)
  11/28/1984 Majority Leader Lost 0.00% (-52.83%)
  11/06/1984 NM US Senate Won 71.90% (+43.79%)
  11/07/1978 NM US Senate Won 53.41% (+6.81%)
  08/19/1976 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.04% (-84.99%)
  11/07/1972 NM US Senate Won 54.03% (+8.05%)
  06/06/1972 NM US Senate- R Primary Won 63.25% (+42.04%)
  11/03/1970 NM Governor Lost 46.37% (-4.89%)
  06/02/1970 NM Governor - R Primary Won 45.99% (+22.42%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NM US Senate - R Primary - Jun 05, 2012 R Heather A. Wilson
NM US Senate - R Primary - Jun 03, 2008 R Heather A. Wilson
NM District 1- R Primary - Jun 03, 2008 R Darren White
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R John McCain
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
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 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 R Robert H. Bork
US Ambassador to Somalia - Apr 24, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
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