Sen. John Edwards

Former Senator from North Carolina

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1999-2004 Senator North Carolina

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Sponsorship Analysis

Edwards was a moderate Democratic follower according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Edwards’s time serving in the Senate. Edwards’s bills had a total of 32 cosponsors in the 108th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Edwards to other members of the Senate in the 108th 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 Edwards’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1999 to Dec 2004, Edwards missed 311 of 1,980 roll call votes, which is 15.7%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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