Elections and Offices — Jan 3, 2009
Rep. Ron Lewis [R-KY2, 1993-2008] leaves office as Representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district.
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Former Representative from Kentucky’s 2nd District, Republican
Lewis, a Republican, was the representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district from 1993 to 2008.
Our unique analysis of the bills Lewis 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). Lewis is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Lewis sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Taxation (28%) Commerce (16%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Social Welfare (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (9%) Environmental Protection (8%)
Some of Lewis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
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From May 1994 to Dec 2008, Lewis missed 169 of 9,346 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is better than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2008. ProPublica has tracked 9 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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