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  Braley, Bruce
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameBruce Braley
Address
Denver, Colorado , United States
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Website [Link]
Born October 30, 1957 (61 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
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Jan 26, 2016 02:28pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Married - Christian - Presbyterian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoBruce L. Braley

Congressman Bruce Braley was born in Grinnell, Iowa in 1957 and grew up in nearby Brooklyn, Iowa.

Bruce applied for his first job when he was in third grade and has been working ever since. He delivered newspapers, mowed yards, bailed hay, detassled corn, did janitorial work, worked at a grain elevator, and drove a dump truck. To help put himself through college and law school, he built roads and bridges for the Poweshiek County Roads Department.

Bruce moved to Waterloo in 1983 where he practiced law for 23 years, representing people who lost their jobs due to corporate downsizing and employees who challenged dangerous safety standards.

Rep. Braley was elected to his first term in November 2006.

In Congress, Rep. Braley has been fighting to bring about the change we need, introducing legislation to help our veterans and troops returning from Iraq, fighting to boost investment in renewable energy, and working to provide more opportunity for Iowa small businesses.

Congressman Braley fought the Pentagon bureaucracy when nearly 600 Iowa National Guard soldiers returning home from Iraq were denied full GI Bill education benefits, and helped secure full benefits for these brave men and women.

Congressman Braley introduced and passed legislation to simplify government forms like tax returns to cut bureaucratic red tape and make government more accessible.

Rep. Braley sits on the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform, where he fights to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars. Braley also serves on the House Transportation Committee, and the House Small Business Committee.

Bruce lives in Waterloo with his wife, Carolyn, and their three kids, Lisa, David, and Paul.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/01/2014-10/03/2014 Loras College 37.00% ( 0.0) 35.80% ( 0.0) 27.20% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/27/2014-10/30/2014 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 49.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 4.0) 4.00% ( 5.0)
10/22/2014-10/27/2014 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 3.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 3.0)
10/15/2014-10/21/2014 Quinnipiac University 43.00% ( 1.0) 43.00% ( 1.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
10/08/2014-10/13/2014 Quinnipiac University 42.00% ( 4.0) 44.00% ( 3.0) 14.00% ( 7.0)
10/03/2014-10/03/2014 Magellan Data & Mapping Strategies (R) 40.70% ( 0.0) 46.90% ( 0.0) 12.40% ( 0.0)
09/27/2014-10/01/2014 Marist Institute 39.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 12.0) 17.00% ( 16.0)
09/25/2014-09/28/2014 Public Policy Polling 37.00% ( 8.0) 44.00% ( 15.0) 19.00% ( 22.0)
09/21/2014-09/25/2014 Harstad Strategic (D) 36.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0)
09/21/2014-09/24/2014 Selzer & Co. 42.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
09/10/2014-09/15/2014 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 3.0) 41.00% ( 15.0) 21.00% ( 17.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 09, 2013 02:00pm News Rep. Braley complains about shutdown's impact on House gym's towel service  Article ScottĀ³ 
Apr 12, 2007 02:00pm News Braley meets with vets, tours hospital  Article ev 
Apr 05, 2007 03:00pm News Congress isn't micromanaging war, Braley says.  Article mtrz 
Apr 05, 2007 03:00pm News Congressional art contest open to high school students  Article MadViking 

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RACES
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  06/03/2014 IA US Senate - D Primary Won 99.14% (+98.27%)
  11/06/2012 IA - District 01 Won 56.91% (+15.34%)
  06/05/2012 IA District 1 - D Primary Won 99.23% (+98.47%)
  11/02/2010 IA - District 01 Won 49.51% (+2.00%)
  06/08/2010 IA - District 01-D Primary Won 99.43% (+98.87%)
  11/04/2008 IA - District 01 Won 64.56% (+29.19%)
  06/03/2008 IA - District 01-D Primary Won 99.42% (+98.84%)
  11/07/2006 IA - District 01 Won 55.06% (+11.85%)
  06/06/2006 IA District 1- D Primary Won 36.73% (+2.94%)
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  06/03/2014 IA Governor - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-99.23%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IA District 03 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Leonard L. Boswell
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
IA US President - D Caucus - Jan 03, 2008 D John Edwards
US House Majority Leader - Nov 16, 2006 D Steny H. Hoyer
IA US President - D Caucus - Jan 19, 2004 D John Edwards
FEC COMMITTEES
C00409441 Braley for Congress $ 51462.85