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Chris Carney

AKA Christopher P. Carney

Born: 2-Mar-1959
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, IA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Pennsylvania, 2007-11

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1995-)

Taught poli-sci at Penn State, and worked in the second Bush administration's Office of Special Plans, investigating claims of non-existent connections between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.

Ran for Congress in 2006, ousting US Rep Don Sherwood to represent Pennsylvania's 10th district, and re-elected in 2008. Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat. Voted for telecom immunity on wiretaps, against the 2008 Wall Street bailout, for the 2009 economic stimulus, and for the 2010 health care reform legislation. Defeated by Republican challenger Tom Marino in 2010.

Wife: Jennifer (5 children)

    High School: North-Linn High School, Coggon, IA
    University: BS, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA (1981)
    University: MA, University of Wyoming (1983)
    University: PhD, University of Nebraska (1993)
    Teacher: Assoc. Prof. of Political Science, Penn State, Worthington-Scranton campus (1992-)

    US Congressman, Pennsylvania 10th (2007-11)
    US Defense Department Office of Special Plans (2002-04)
    Irish Ancestry

Official Website:
http://carney.house.gov/


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