Sen. Jim Bunning

Former Senator from Kentucky

Republican

Elected Positions

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

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Bunning sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Bunning is shown as a purple triangle. (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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