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Rep. Ben Cline - Campaign Finance Summary (1)

Ben Cline Representative (R - VA)

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TOP INDUSTRY 2021 - 2022




House Freedom Fund


Campaign Committee Fundraising, 2021 - 2022

Leadership PAC: Conservative Leadership in Elections PAC





Cash on hand:




LAST REPORT: 12/31/2022

Top Contributors, 2021 - 2022

Contributor Total Individuals PACs
House Freedom Fund $21,600 $11,600 $10,000
A Morton Thomas & Assoc $11,600 $11,600 $0
Csm Inc $11,500 $11,500 $0
Eye of the Tiger PAC $10,000 $0 $10,000
Majority Cmte PAC $10,000 $0 $10,000

Top Industries, 2021 - 2022

Industry Total Individuals PACs
Retired $104,661 $104,661 $0
Republican/Conservative $66,580 $45,580 $21,000
Leadership PACs $48,500 $0 $48,500
Real Estate $47,269 $41,269 $6,000
Automotive $27,050 $11,550 $15,500

Total Raised vs. Average Raised

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Source of Funds (Campaign Committee), 2021 - 2022

Large Individual Contributions: 54.57%

PAC Contributions*: 36.75%

Small Individual Contributions (< $200): 8.46%

Other: 0.22%

Candidate self-financing: 0.00%

Large Individual Contributions $540,362 54.57%
PAC Contributions* $363,912 36.75%
Small Individual Contributions (< $200) $83,706 8.46%
Other $2,196 0.22%
Candidate self-financing $0 0.00%

*Includes contributions from other candidate committees.

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2021 - 2022 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on 04/18/23 for Fundraising totals, Source of Funds and Total Raised vs Average, and on 03/20/23 for Top Contributors and Industries. ("Help! The numbers don't add up...")


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Who represents Roanoke Virginia in Congress? ›

2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023. On May 11, 2023, Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA) voted for, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed, H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023.

Who is the congressman for Staunton Virginia? ›

Staunton District Office | Congressman Ben Cline.

Who is the congressman for Lynchburg VA? ›

About | Congressman Ben Cline.

Who is the congressman for Warren County VA? ›

Congressman Ben Cline represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia.

Is Ben Cline Republican or Democrat? ›

Image of Is Ben Cline Republican or Democrat?
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States. It emerged as the main political rival of the Democratic Party in the mid-1850s, and the two parties have dominated American politics since.

Who is Ben Cline's wife? ›

Cline married Elizabeth Rocovich Cline in 2007 and they are raising their twin daughters in Botetourt County.

How many US representatives does Virginia have? ›

Virginia is allotted 11 seats in the U.S. House Of Representatives; currently, 6 seats are held by Democrats and 5 seats are held by Republicans.

Who are some famous senators from Virginia? ›

Virginia's longest-serving senators include Harry F. Byrd, Sr. (1933-1965) and John Warner (1979-2009). Among those who rose to leadership positions are Henry Tazewell, James Murray Mason, and Carter Glass, all of whom served as the Senate's president pro tempore.

How many state congressmen are in Virginia? ›

Current districts and representatives

For the 118th Congress, the state's delegation has a total of 11 members, with 6 Democrats and 5 Republicans.

Who is the congressman of Alexandria VA? ›

Congressman Don Beyer is serving his fifth term as the U.S. Representative from Virginia's 8th District, representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County.

Who is the congressman for Haymarket VA? ›

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton has been serving the people of Northern Virginia and Shenandoah Valley for more than two decades as a prosecutor, advocate for abused children, state Senator, and now U.S. Representative.

Who is Virginia's congressman good? ›

Bob Good has represented Virginia's Fifth Congressional District in the 117th United States Congress since January 2021.

How do I contact the VA Congressman? ›

Connect with OCLA
  1. 810 Vermont Avenue, NW. Suite 500. Washington, DC 20420.
  2. Phone: 202-461-6490. Fax: 202-273-9988.
  3. Congressional Relations Officers and Liaisons.

Where is Bobby Scott from? ›

Early life, education and legal career. Scott was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Newport News, Virginia. He is of African American and Filipino descent.

Where does Bobby Scott live? ›

Is Nancy Cline a Republican? ›

What political party is Maxwell Frost? ›

He was previously the national organizing director for March for Our Lives. Elected at age 25, Frost is the first Gen-Z member of the United States Congress. Frost is a Democrat.

Is Ryan Chase a Republican? ›

How many kids did Mr Cline have? ›

Cline fathered nearly 100 children during the 1970s and 1980s while using his own sperm to impregnate dozens of unsuspecting patients, according to court documents.

How many kids does Robert Cline have? ›

Today, Cline has 94 biological children via artificial insemination.

How many kids does Ron Cline have? ›

Personal life. Cline has four children with his wife, Audrey, in addition to 94 other children conceived by artificially inseminating women with his own sperm without their knowledge or consent.

How much is the salary of a member of Congress? ›

For all members of the House of Representatives and Senate
YearSalaryPer diem/annum
2009$174,000per annum
2020$174,000per annum
2022$174,000per annum
2023 (present)$174,000per annum
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What is the average length of service for House members? ›

Notes: Representatives are elected for two-year terms. Senators are elected for six-year terms. Note that 47 Senators in the 117th Congress have previously served in the House.

What was the original name of the Democratic Party? ›

The Democratic Party evolved from the Jeffersonian Republican or Democratic-Republican Party organized by Jefferson and Madison in opposition to the Federalist Party.

Who is the only black senator? ›

List of African-American U.S. senators
Mo Cowan (born 1969)MassachusettsJuly 16, 2013
Cory Booker (born 1969)New JerseyIncumbent
Kamala Harris (born 1964)CaliforniaJanuary 18, 2021
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What is Virginia most known for? ›

Since Virginia was the site of the first permanent English settlement, the state is known as “the birthplace of a nation.” As well as the “Mother of Presidents” Eight Virginia born gentlemen succeeded to the highest office in the land, including four of the first five presidents.

Who are three famous people in Virginia? ›

Here are some of the most famous celebrities that live in Virginia.
  • 11 Famous Celebrities That Live in Virginia. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. ...
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. ...
  • Pharrell Williams. ...
  • Missy Elliott. ...
  • Alex Ovechkin. ...
  • Bruce Smith. ...
  • Dave Matthews. ...
  • Sissy Spacek.
Mar 12, 2023

How much do Virginia congressmen make? ›

The salary of the Speaker of the House of Delegates shall be $36,321 per year. The salaries of other members of the House of Delegates shall be $17,640 per year. The salaries of the members of the Senate shall be $18,000 per year. 2.

Which party controls the Virginia General Assembly? ›

Virginia General Assembly
Senate political groupsDemocratic (22) Republican (17) Non-caucusing Republican (1)
House of Delegates political groupsRepublican (51) Democratic (46) Vacant (3)
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Who controls the Virginia Senate? ›

The Lieutenant Governor is the presiding officer of the Senate and is elected in a statewide election for a four-year term. Inaugurated on January 15, 2022, Winsome Earle-Sears serves as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

What Congressional District is Roanoke Virginia in? ›

9th Congressional District of Virginia.

Who is my House Representative in Virginia? ›

Current representatives

1st district: Rob Wittman (R) (since 2007) 2nd district: Jen Kiggans (R) (since 2023) 3rd district: Bobby Scott (D) (since 1993) 4th district: Jennifer McClellan (D) (since 2023)

Which house in Congress represents Virginia? ›

Virginia is allotted 11 seats in the U.S. House Of Representatives; currently, 6 seats are held by Democrats and 5 seats are held by Republicans. The current dean of the Virginia delegation is Representative Bobby Scott (VA-3), having served in the House since 1993.

Who are our U.S. senators that represent Virginia? ›

Virginia's current senators are Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Harry F. Byrd was Virginia's longest-serving senator (1933–1965).

Is Roanoke VA an independent city? ›

1884: The town of Roanoke was chartered as an independent city. ➢ 1968: Salem became an independent city. ➢ The City of Roanoke encompasses a land area of 43 square miles with 99,320 residents.

Is Roanoke VA a city or town? ›

The City of Roanoke is located midway between New York and Atlanta on Interstate 81 - 168 miles west of the state capital, Richmond. The city is the center of one of Virginia's largest metropolitan regions, and a hub for transportation, finance, and industry in southwestern Virginia.

How many neighborhoods are in Roanoke VA? ›

This is a list of neighborhoods in Roanoke city, Virginia as defined and mapped by the city of Roanoke. The city has 49 officially designated neighborhoods within its city limits.

Where is the fifth district in VA? ›

The 5th district includes the majority of Southside Virginia. Within the district are the cities of Charlottesville, Danville, and Lynchburg.

Who runs the House Representative? ›

Elected by the whole of the House of Representatives, the Speaker acts as leader of the House and combines several roles: the institutional role of presiding officer and administrative head of the House, the role of leader of the majority party in the House, and the representative role of an elected member of the House ...

Is the Virginia House Republican? ›

The House is divided into Democratic and Republican caucuses. In addition to the Speaker, there is a majority leader, majority whip, majority caucus chair, minority leader, minority whip, minority caucus chair, and the chairs of the several committees of the House.

Is Virginia Congress Republican? ›

The Republicans recaptured the majority in the House of Delegates in the 2021 election.

How many houses does Congress have under the Virginia? ›

It describes 2 houses: one with members elected by the people for 3-year terms and the other composed of older leaders elected by the state legislatures for 7-year terms. Both would use population as a basis for dividing seats among the states.

Who is a famous senator from Virginia? ›

Virginia's longest-serving senators include Harry F. Byrd, Sr. (1933-1965) and John Warner (1979-2009). Among those who rose to leadership positions are Henry Tazewell, James Murray Mason, and Carter Glass, all of whom served as the Senate's president pro tempore.

Which is the largest source of revenue for the state of Virginia? ›

The two largest sources are the individual income tax and the sales and use tax.

What Latin phrase is on the flag of Virginia and the Great Seal? ›

The design on the obverse now appears on the state flag. It features a woman personifying virtue and dressed as an Amazon. She wears a helmet and holds a spear and sword above the Latin motto “Sic semper tyrannis” (“Thus always to tyrants”).


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