Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2009
Rep. Ric Keller [R-FL8, 2001-2008] leaves office as Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Florida’s 8th District, Republican
Keller, a Republican, was the representative for Florida's 8th congressional district from 2001 to 2008.
Our unique analysis of the bills Keller 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 2008. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Keller is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Keller sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (17%) Crime and Law Enforcement (16%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Families (9%) Law (9%) Labor and Employment (8%)
Some of Keller’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 2001 to Dec 2008, Keller missed 212 of 5,307 roll call votes, which is 4.0%. This is on par with the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 36 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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