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Melissa Bean
Melissa Bean

Melissa Luburić Bean (born on January 22, 1962) is an American politician of Serbian descent who was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004. Bean graduated from Roosevelt University and is a Democrat, representing Illinois' 8th Congressional district in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago (map). She lives in Barrington with her husband and two children. She is president of a major consulting firm. Download high resolution version (640x853, 45 KB)Photo of Rep. ... Download high resolution version (640x853, 45 KB)Photo of Rep. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia      â€“ Vojvodina      â€“ Kosovo (UN admin. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... Roosevelt University downtown campus (Auditorium Building) Roosevelt University   Roosevelt University is a four-year, private institute of higher education with full service campuses in Chicagos Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... U.S. Congressional districts are determined after each census. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Incorporated Village in 1865. ...


In 2002, Bean ran against 33-year 8th District Republican incumbent Phil Crane. She charged that Crane, once a leader of conservative forces in the House, had become a "do-nothing" Congressman, and by focusing attention on lobbyist-funded trips that he had taken. As expected, she lost, but gained 43% of the vote--a stunning total since she received almost no funding from the national party. The 8th had long been considered the most Republican district in the Chicago area, and according to some in all of Illinois. Bean's performance was even more stunning since the 8th had reportedly been redrawn to protect Crane. Several former Republican primary opponents and Democratic general election opponents had their homes drawn into the neighboring 10th District. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Phil Crane, right, meets with President George W. Bush and Bill Thomas, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. ... Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... Lobbying is the professional practice of public affairs advocacy, with the goal of influencing a governing body by promoting a point of view. ...


In the 2004 campaign cycle, Bean raised almost as much money as Crane, mostly from individual donors, as opposed to Crane, most of whose money came from political action committees. Her surprising performance in the previous election led the national party to pump a large amount of money into her campaign. Faced with having to actually campaign for what was previously thought to be a safe seat, the Republicans tried their best to keep Crane in office. However, on November 2, 2004, Bean defeated Crane with 52% of the vote. She is the first Democrat to represent the district since its formation in 1935 (it was numbered the 10th District from 1935-49, the 13th from 1949-73, the 12th from 1973-93 and the 8th since 1993).[1] Elections to the United States House of Representatives for the 109th Congress were held on November 2, 2004. ... In the United States, a political action committee, or PAC, is the name commonly given to a private group organized to elect or defeat government officials in order to promote legislation, often supporting the groups special interests. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Bean is a moderate Democrat. Bean's seat has been targeted by Republicans as vulnerable to takeover due to her freshman status and the 8th district's heavy Republican backing in national elections. George W. Bush won this same Illinois district in the 2004 presidential election by 56%. Melissa Bean has been targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as a top priority for reelection . Representative Bean will face Republican nominee David McSweeney, in the 2006 general election. Bean often touts her independent streak to constituents. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and a former governor of Texas. ... Presidential election results map. ... Categories: Politics stubs ... David McSweeney (born October 1, 1965) is an Illinois politician from Barrington Hills, Illinois who is the Republican nominee for the United States House of Representatives. ...


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Phil Crane
U.S. Representative of Illinois's 8th Congressional District
2005–present
Incumbent
Illinois Congressional Delegation currently serving in the United States Congress
Senators : Richard Durbin (D), Barack Obama (D)
Representative(s) : Bobby Rush (D), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D), Dan Lipinski (D), Luis Gutiérrez (D), Rahm Emanuel (D), Henry Hyde (R), Danny K. Davis (D), Melissa Bean (D), Jan Schakowsky (D), Mark Kirk (R), Jerry Weller (R), Jerry Costello (D), Judy Biggert (R), Dennis Hastert (R), Timothy V. Johnson (R), Donald A. Manzullo (R), Lane Evans (D), Ray LaHood (R), John Shimkus (R)

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