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Rep. Richard Kelly

Former Representative for Florida’s 5th District

Kelly, a Republican, was the representative for Florida’s 5th congressional district from 1975 to 1980.

Congressional misconduct:

Kelly faced an allegation of bribery and conspiracy in the ABSCAM investigation. On Nov. 4, 1980, he lost the election. On Jan. 26, 1981, he was convicted.

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kelly is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 1980 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Kelly sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kelly sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (18%) International Affairs (18%) Agriculture and Food (18%) Private Legislation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Taxation (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Dec 1980, Kelly missed 288 of 4,089 roll call votes, which is 7.0%. This is on par with the median of 8.6% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 1980. 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: