Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Former Representative from Illinois's 2nd District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1995-2012 Representative,
Illinois's 2nd District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Jackson was a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Jackson’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Jackson’s bills had a total of 316 cosponsors in the 112th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Jackson to other members of the House of Representatives in the 112th 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 Jackson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Dec 1995 to Nov 2012, Jackson missed 376 of 11,396 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2012. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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