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Sen. Mark Dayton

Former Senator for Minnesota

Dayton was a senator from Minnesota and was a Democrat. He served from 2001 to 2006.

Photo of Sen. Mark Dayton [D-MN, 2001-2006]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Dayton is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2006 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Dayton sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 22, 2001 to Dec 8, 2006. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dayton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (25%) Commerce (14%) Health (12%) Law (12%) Social Welfare (10%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Taxation (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Dayton recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Dec 2006, Dayton missed 59 of 1,953 roll call votes, which is 3.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Dec 2006. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: