Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2007
Rep. Harold Ford [D-TN9, 1997-2006] leaves office as Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Tennessee’s 9th District, Democrat
Ford, a Democrat, was the representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district from 1997 to 2006.
Our unique analysis of the bills Ford sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ford is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ford sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Labor and Employment (14%) Social Welfare (13%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Taxation (8%)
Some of Ford’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1997 to Dec 2006, Ford missed 505 of 5,832 roll call votes, which is 8.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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