2012 Native Vote Post-Election Webinar

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Native Vote Post-Election Webinar
November 8, 2012
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Native Vote Campaign
What happened?
Why did it happen?
What does it mean?
State specific results and stories
Looking to 2014 and beyond
Native Vote 2012 Focus States*
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Alaska
Arizona
Colorado
Florida
Iowa
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Montana
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Nevada
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Dakota
Washington
Wisconsin
*Determined by American Indian/Alaska Native population and impact of Native vote on
congressional, state, and local races.
State Elections
State Ballot Initiatives
Affecting Indian Country
WHY did it happen?
Roughly 6 in 10 voters said that
the economy was the top issue
deciding their vote.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2012-exitpolls/table.html
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012/hot-campaign-issues
2012 Exit Poll Top Issues
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2012-exit-polls/table.html
Demographics made a big difference
Obama’s Acceptance
Speech
“…in the coming
weeks and months, I
am looking forward to
reaching out and
working with leaders
of both parties to
meet the challenges
we can only solve
together. Reducing
our deficit. Reforming
our tax code. Fixing
our immigration
system.”
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-exit-poll
Sex and Race in the Elections 2012
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2012-exit-polls/table.html
2008, 2010, and 2012 Election Insights
Voters
2012
2010
2008
65+ years
16%
23%
15%
18-29
years
19%
11%
18%
White
72%
78%
74%
The electorate was younger than 2010
Source:: www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2010/results/polls/ and http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-exit-poll
2008, 2010, and 2012 Election Insights
Ideology of Voters
2012
2010
2008
Conservative
34%
41%
34%
Moderate
41%
39%
44%
Liberal
25%
20%
22%
The electorate was more liberal than
2008 and 2010
Source:: www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2010/results/polls/ and http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2012-exit-polls/table.html
President’s Agenda
“Tonight you voted for action, not politics
as usual.”
- President Obama, 2012 Acceptance Speech
New Congressional Leadership
House Leadership
Speaker of the House
John Boehner (R-OH)
Republican Leadership Democratic Leadership
Majority Leader
Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Majority Whip
Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Democratic Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Democratic Whip
Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
Republican Conference Chairman Assistant Democratic Leader
James Clyburn (D-SC)
Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Republican Policy Committee
Chairman
Tom Price (R-GA)
Democratic Caucus Chairman
John Larson (D-CT)
Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
Senate Leadership
Constitutionally Mandated Officers
Vice President
Biden, Joseph R., Jr.
President Pro Tempore
Inouye, Daniel K. (D-HI),
Political Party Leaders
Majority Party
Minority Party
Majority Leader
Majority Whip
Reid, Harry(D-NV)
Durbin, Richard J.(D-IL)
Minority Leader
Democratic Conference Committee Chair
Minority Whip
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) Kyl, Jon (R-AZ)
Reid, Harry(D-NV)
Republican Conference Chair
Thune, John(R-SD)
Democratic Conference Committee Vice Chair
Schumer, Charles E.(D-NY)
Democratic Conference Secretary
Murray, Patty (D-WA)
Republican Policy Committee Chair Republican Conference Vice Chair
Barrasso, John (R-WY)
Blunt, Roy(R-MO)
House Committees
Appropriations Committee
Chair:
Hal Rogers (R-KY)
Ranking Member:
Retiring: Norm Dicks (D-WA)
Possible picks: Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) or Nita Lowey (D- N.Y.)
Natural Resources Committee
Chair:
Doc Hastings (RWA), Retiring. Will
be replaced by Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Ranking Member:
Ed Markey (DMA)
House Committees
Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and
Environment
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Mike Simpson (R-ID)
Jim Moran (D-VA)
Education and Labor Committee
Chair:
Ranking Member:
John Kline (R-MN)
George Miller (D-CA)
House Committees
Agriculture
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Frank Lucas (R-OK)
Colin Peterson (D-MN)
Budget
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Paul Ryan
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
House Committees
Energy and Commerce
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Fred Upton (R-MI)
Henry Waxman (D-CA)
Judiciary
Chair:
Lamar Smith (R-TX) (Term limited and
may be replaced by Bob Goodlatte (R-
VA)).
Ranking Member:
John Conyers (D-MI)
House Committees
Transportation and Infrastructure
Chair:
Ranking Member:
John Mica (R-FL) replaced with Bill
Shuster (R-PA)
Nick Rahall (D-WV)
Ways and Means
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Dave Camp (R-MI)
Sander Levin (D-MI)
Financial Services
Chair:
Spencer Bachus (R-AL), (Term limited and may
Ranking Member:
Barney Frank (D-MA) is retiring, will be
replaced by Maxine Waters (DCA)
be replaced by Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)).
Senate Committees
Appropriations
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Daniel Inouye (DHI)
Thad Cochran (R-MS) will be replaced
by Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Indian Affairs
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Dan Akaka’s (D-HI) retirement,
replaced by Maria Cantwell(D-WA)
Jon Barrasso(R-WY)
Senate Committees
Budget
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Energy and Natural Resources
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Lisa Murkowski (RAK)
Senate Committees
Banking
Chair:
Ranking Member:
Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Chair:
Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Ranking Member:
Mike Enzi (R-WY)

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