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Sen. Mark Dayton

Former Senator from Minnesota, Democrat

Dayton, a Democrat, was a senator from Minnesota from 2001 to 2006.

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


Our unique analysis of the bills Dayton sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2006. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Dayton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Dayton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

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

Recent Bills

Some of Dayton’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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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.

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Primary Sources

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