2016 Election Resources

RADPAC®, the political action committee for the American College of Radiology Association (ACRA), was on target with contributions of $1,349,600 for successful, radiology-friendly members of Congress and congressional candidates in the 2016 general election.

In the House of Representatives, Republicans retained a 238-193 majority over Democrats (four races are undecided).

RADPAC recorded a 98% success rate in House races, with victories recorded in 197 of the 201 incumbents and candidates who received its support in primary and general elections.  It also supported one race that is still undecided (Rep. Ami Bera, M.D., in California's 7th Congressional District).

In the Senate, Republicans host a 51-48 majority with a runoff scheduled for December 10th for the Senate race in Louisiana. 

RADPAC recorded a 89% success rate in Senate races, with victories by 33 of 37 incumbents and candidates it supported in primary and general elections.

RADPAC also spent an additional $943,942 in independent expenditures in the following four Senate and three House races:

Member of Congress/Candidate

State

Result

Senator Kelly Ayotte

New Hampshire

Lost

Senator Roy Blunt

Missouri

Won

Senator Richard Burr

North Carolina

Won

Rep. Renee Ellmers

North Carolina

Lost

Senator Charles Schumer

New York

Won

Rep. John Shimkus

Illinois

Won

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Florida

Won


Overall, more than 60 new members - representing more than 10% of seats in both Houses - will take oaths of office in January to join the 115th Congress.

Of particular note, it was a BAD night for physicians/dentists running for Congress.  Three physician Members of Congress lost races on election night: House members Rep. John Fleming, M.D. and Rep Charles Boustany, M.D., both lost their bid to win the Louisiana Senate race and Rep. Joe Heck, D.O., lost in his Senate race in Nevada.

In total, 36 non-incumbent physicians/dentists ran for Congress in 2016 and only 3 won: Rep-Elect Neal Dunn M.D. (Fl-2), Rep-Elect Roger Marshall, M.D. (KS-1), and Rep-Elect Drew Ferguson (dentis in GA's 3rd Congressional district).  These additions put the number of physician/dentists in Congress at 12 with one race still outstanding (Rep. Ami Bera, M.D, in California's 7th Congressional District).

MORE RADPAC Materials:

RADPAC 2016 Election Support

Ayotte 2016

Blunt 2016

PS Burr RadPac 60R Unslated V2-Stereo Full Mix

Schumer 2016