Sen. John Edwards

Former Senator from North Carolina

Democrat

Elected Positions

Dates Title State / District
1999-2004 Senator North Carolina

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Edwards 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). Edwards is shown as a purple triangle. (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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