Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2003
Rep. Rod Blagojevich [D-IL5, 1997-2002] leaves office as Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district.
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Former Representative from Illinois’s 5th District, Democrat
Blagojevich, a Democrat, was the representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district from 1997 to 2002.
Our unique analysis of the bills Blagojevich 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 2002. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Blagojevich is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Blagojevich sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (21%) Crime and Law Enforcement (19%) Law (13%) Commerce (13%) Economics and Public Finance (11%) Science, Technology, Communications (9%) Education (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)
Some of Blagojevich’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From Jan 1997 to Nov 2002, Blagojevich missed 329 of 3,397 roll call votes, which is 9.7%. This is much worse than the median of 2.8% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Nov 2002. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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