Sen. Jim DeMint

Former Senator from South Carolina, Republican

DeMint, a Republican, was a senator from South Carolina from 2005 to 2012.

He was previously the representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district (1999-2004).



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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). DeMint is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

DeMint sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (17%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Finance and Financial Sector (15%) Taxation (14%) Health (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) International Affairs (9%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Jan 2013, DeMint missed 110 of 2,484 roll call votes, which is 4.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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