Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings

Former Senator from South Carolina

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1966-2004 Senator,
South Carolina

See Also: Hollings's Official Website | OpenSecrets | Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Hollings was a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Hollings’s time serving in the Senate. Hollings’s bills had a total of 233 cosponsors in the 108th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Hollings to other members of the Senate in the 108th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Some of Hollings’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1967 to Dec 2004, Hollings missed 1,194 of 15,312 roll call votes, which is 7.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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