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  Mikulski, Barbara
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2015-01-01  
 
NameBarbara Mikulski
Address1629 Thames Street Suite 400
Baltimore, Maryland 21231, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born July 20, 1936 (82 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Apr 13, 2016 09:38pm
Tags Caucasian - Polish - Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Missile Defense - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gun control - Single - Catholic - Disputed -
InfoBarbara Ann Mikulski

Born on July 20, 1936 -- the great-granddaughter of Polish immigrants who owned a local bakery -- Barbara Ann Mikulski is the oldest of three daughters born to Christine and William Mikulski. She was born and raised in historic and ethnically rich East Baltimore where her parents ran a neighborhood grocery store across the street from their Highlandtown home. During her high school years, she worked in her parents' grocery store, delivering groceries to seniors in her neighborhood who were unable to leave their homes. Her love for her hometown has never diminished and throughout her career, she has returned home each night to the city of Baltimore.

After graduating from Mount Saint Agnes College and the University of Maryland with a degree in social work, Barbara Mikulski went to work on the front lines in President John Kennedy´┐Żs war against poverty. Just as she was considering going back to school, the Baltimore political machine announced a 16 lane highway would be built through the historic Fells Point area of Baltimore. This highway not only threatened Fells Point, but would have cut through the first black home ownership neighborhood in the city and would have prevented the successful development of the Harbor Area. She mobilized communities on both sides of the city and stopped the highway. Mikulski became known as the street fighter who beat the road. This led to a seat on the Baltimore City Council for 5 years and then on to the United States House of Representatives in star-spangled class of 1976.

In 1986, when Senator Mack Mathias decided to retire from the U.S. Senate seat representing Maryland, Barbara Mikulski stepped up to the plate and won an amazing 61% of the vote. She was the first Democratic woman to hold a Senate seat not previously held by her husband; the first Democratic woman to serve in both houses of Congress; and the first woman to win a statewide election in Maryland. Mikulski's pioneering efforts and her advocacy on behalf of women candidates has helped elect nine new Democratic women to the United States Senate during her tenure, and has made her the "Dean of Senate Women."

In 1994, Senator Mikulski was unanimously elected as Secretary of the Democratic Conference for the 104th Congress, the first woman to be elected to a Democratic leadership position in the Senate. She was elected in 1998 for a third term with 71% of the vote and was the first candidate to win over one million votes in the state of Maryland. She is the Chairwoman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, the EPA and 16 other government agencies and continues to work as a member of leadership to form the Democratic agenda in the Senate.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
04/15/2016-04/17/2016 Public Policy Polling 58.00% ( 4.0) 26.00% ( 6.0) 16.00% ( 2.0)
07/13/2010-07/21/2010 Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies 58.70% ( 5.3) 28.60% ( 5.6) 12.60% ( 0.4)
07/10/2010-07/12/2010 Public Policy Polling 54.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
01/13/2010-01/17/2010 Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies 64.00% ( 3.0) 23.00% ( 1.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
10/30/2009-11/02/2009 Clarus Research Group 57.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
09/08/2009-09/17/2009 Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies 67.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 62.00% ( 2.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 3.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 60.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
06/04/2004-06/09/2004 Gonzales/Arscott Research & Communications 65.00% ( 2.0) 21.00% ( 21.0) 14.00% ( 14.0)
04/20/2003-04/23/2003 Gonzales/Arscott Research & Communications 63.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 08, 2011 10:00pm Announcement Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski Gets Behind DOMA Repeal   Article COSDem 
Dec 27, 2010 05:00pm News Mikulski still breaking barriers 24 years into Senate career  Article John 
Jul 12, 2005 12:00pm General Mikulski hospitalized for tests after feeling tired  Article Thomas Walker 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.00000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/24/2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Won 6.25% (+0.00%)
  01/03/2015 Appropriations Chairman Lost 46.67% (-6.67%)
  01/03/2013 Appropriations Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Appropriations Committee Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 MD US Senate Won 62.19% (+26.44%)
  09/14/2010 MD US Senate - D Primary Won 82.29% (+74.78%)
  11/02/2004 MD US Senate Won 64.77% (+31.06%)
  03/02/2004 MD US Senate - D Primary Won 89.88% (+82.82%)
  01/03/2003 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2001 Democratic Secretary of the Conference Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1999 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1998 MD US Senate Won 70.50% (+41.01%)
  09/15/1998 MD US Senate - D Primary Won 84.36% (+73.95%)
  01/03/1997 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1995 US Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1992 MD US Senate Won 71.00% (+42.02%)
  03/03/1992 MD US Senate - D Primary Won 76.75% (+70.39%)
  11/04/1986 MD US Senate Won 60.47% (+20.94%)
  09/09/1986 MD US Senate - D Primary Won 49.50% (+18.14%)
  11/06/1984 MD District 3 Won 68.21% (+37.74%)
  05/08/1984 MD District 3 - D Primary Won 90.26% (+83.28%)
  11/02/1982 MD District 3 Won 74.20% (+48.40%)
  09/14/1982 MD District 3 - D Primary Won 81.18% (+62.35%)
  11/04/1980 MD District 3 Won 76.13% (+52.26%)
  08/14/1980 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-72.96%)
  05/13/1980 MD District 3 - D Primary Won 75.05% (+65.83%)
  11/07/1978 MD District 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/12/1978 MD District 3 - D Primary Won 90.11% (+80.23%)
  11/02/1976 MD District 3 Won 74.59% (+49.19%)
  05/18/1976 MD District 3 - D Primary Won 44.22% (+26.39%)
  11/05/1974 MD US Senate Lost 42.67% (-14.66%)
  09/10/1974 MD US Senate- D Primary Won 40.91% (+16.52%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  04/26/2016 MD US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-53.18%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
Civil Marriage Protection Act - Nov 06, 2012 YES Yes
MD District 04 - D Primary - Apr 03, 2012 D Donna Edwards
Baltimore, MD Mayor - D Primary - Sep 13, 2011 D Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
MD District 6 - Nov 04, 2008 D Jennifer P. Dougherty
MD US President - D Primary - Feb 12, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
MD Governor - Nov 05, 2002 D Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
U.S. Surgeon General - Feb 10, 1998 D David M. Satcher
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 NPA Reject
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
MD US Senate - D Primary - May 13, 1980 D Dennis C. McCoy
MD US President - D Primary - May 13, 1980 D Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy