Spencer Abraham

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Spencer Abraham
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10th United States Secretary of Energy
From: January 20, 2001 – January 31, 2005
President George W. Bush
Predecessor Bill Richardson
Successor Samuel Bodman
U.S. Senator from Michigan
From: January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2001
Predecessor Donald Riegle
Successor Debbie Stabenow
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Jane Abraham
Religion Orthodox[1]

Edward Spencer Abraham (born June 12, 1952) is a politician, attorney, the most recent Republican senator from Michigan, and the 10th Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush.

U.S. Senate

Abraham was elected in 1994 to the U.S. Senate, winning over 50% of the vote.[2]

During the 1999 Senate impeachment trial of Bill Clinton, Abraham voted to remove the then-president on both articles of impeachment.[3]

Abraham ran for re-election in 2000 and lost to Debbie Stabenow by less than 2% of the vote.[4] His defeat was largely attributed to pro-mass immigration policies that elicited party line alienation and conservative distrust of the senator.[5]

Political positions

While Abraham has had a mostly conservative record, he has been very pro-immigration compared to his party line,[6] being ranked by Numbers USA at a "C".[7]

Abraham somewhat supported Donald Trump's candidacy for president in 2016, said that he "could vote for Trump".[8]