Sen. John Kerry

Former Senator from Massachusetts

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1985-2013 Senator,

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Sponsorship Analysis

Kerry is a far-left Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Kerry’s bills have had a total of 0 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Kerry to other members of the Senate 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 Kerry’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1985 to Jan 2013, Kerry missed 724 of 9,453 roll call votes, which is 7.7%. This is worse than the median of 1.8% 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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