Sen. Wendell Ford

Former Senator from Kentucky

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1974-1998 Senator,

See Also: Bioguide


Sponsorship Analysis

Ford was a centrist Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Ford’s time serving in the Senate. Ford’s bills had a total of 71 cosponsors in the 105th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Ford to other members of the Senate in the 105th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1998, Ford missed 336 of 10,088 roll call votes, which is 3.3%. This is worse than the median of 1.9% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1998. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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