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Christopher Shays

Party
Republican
Latest Office Sought:
US Senate, CT
SHAYS, Christopher H., a Representative from Connecticut; born in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., October 18, 1945; graduated Darien High School, Darien, Conn., 1964; B.A., Principia College, Elsah, Ill., 1968; M.B.A., New York University, New York, N.Y., 1974; M.P.A., New York University, New York, N.Y., 1978; Peace Corps, 1968-1970; executive aide to Trumbull, Conn., first selectman Larry Heimann, 1971-1972; member of the Connecticut state house of representatives, 1975-1987; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Stewart B. McKinney and reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses (August 18, 1987-January 3, 2009); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 2012.

Source: Bioguide

Campaign Finance

$13,466,634 Received
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  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
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  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
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  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    78% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
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Earmarks

$214,557,900 Allocated
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View all earmarks data for Christopher Shays Sources: OpenSecrets.org