Sen. Rupert Hartke [D]

Former Senator from Indiana

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1959-1976 Senator Indiana

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Hartke sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Hartke is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hartke sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Social Welfare (14%) Labor and Employment (10%) Taxation (10%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Education (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1959 to Oct 1976, Hartke missed 1,703 of 6,547 roll call votes, which is 26.0%. This is much worse than the median of 13.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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