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Rep. Bobby Bright

Former Representative for Alabama’s 2nd District

Bright was the representative for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district and was a Democrat. He served from 2009 to 2010.

Photo of Rep. Bobby Bright [D-AL2, 2009-2010]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Bright is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2010 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Bright sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 21, 2010. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Bright sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (75%) Crime and Law Enforcement (25%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Bright recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Bright voted Nay

Bright voted Nay

Bright voted Nay

Passed 240/179 on Jun 3, 2009.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Dec 2010, Bright missed 64 of 1,655 roll call votes, which is 3.9%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: