Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1997
Rep. Raymond “Ray” Thornton [D-AR2, 1991-1996] leaves office as Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district.
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Former Representative from Arkansas’s 2nd District, Democrat
Thornton, a Democrat, was the representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district from 1991 to 1996.
He was previously the representative for Arkansas's 4th congressional district (1973-1978).
Our unique analysis of the bills Thornton 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 1996. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Thornton is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Thornton sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (20%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Law (16%) Education (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Social Welfare (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (8%)
Some of Thornton’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1973 to Sep 1996, Thornton missed 761 of 7,285 roll call votes, which is 10.4%. This is much worse than the median of 2.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1996. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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