Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2013
Rep. Larry Kissell [D-NC8, 2009-2012] leaves office as Representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district.
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Former Representative from North Carolina’s 8th District, Democrat
Kissell, a Democrat, was the representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district from 2009 to 2012.
Our unique analysis of the bills Kissell sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives 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). Kissell is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Kissell sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Foreign Trade and International Finance (35%) Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Health (9%) Taxation (9%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Education (6%) Energy (6%)
Some of Kissell’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2009 to Jan 2013, Kissell missed 50 of 3,261 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2013. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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