Sen. Jim Bunning

Former Senator from Kentucky

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1999-2010 Senator,
1987-1998 Representative,
Kentucky's 4th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Bunning was a far-right Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Bunning’s time serving in the Senate. Bunning’s bills had a total of 127 cosponsors in the 111th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Bunning to other members of the Senate in the 111th 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 Bunning’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2010, Bunning missed 146 of 3,978 roll call votes, which is 3.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2010. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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