Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 1979
Sen. Robert Griffin [R-MI, 1966-1978] leaves office as Senator from Michigan.
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Former Senator from Michigan, Republican
Griffin, a Republican, was a senator from Michigan from 1966 to 1978.
He was previously the representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district (1957-1964).
Our unique analysis of the bills Griffin sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1978. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Griffin is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Griffin sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (23%) Private Legislation (21%) Labor and Employment (14%) Taxation (11%) Law (9%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Crime and Law Enforcement (7%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)
Some of Griffin’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From May 1966 to Oct 1978, Griffin missed 1,124 of 6,021 roll call votes, which is 18.7%. This is much worse than the median of 12.1% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1978. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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