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Marsha Blackburn

[Congressional biography]

Born: June 6, 1952 in Laurel, MS

Education:

  • Northeast Jones High School (Laurel, MS), 1970
  • Mississippi State University, B.S., 1973

Career:

  • Retail marketing consultant, 1973-1998
  • Business owner
  • Private advocate
  • Chair, Williamson County Republican party, 1989-1991
  • Director, TN Film, Entertainment and Music Commission, 1995-1997

Elected Office:

  • TN Senate, 1998-2002



Election Results for Marsha Blackburn


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YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
1992 40 TN R U.S. House District 06 Primary 1 8,471 50.7%
1992 40 TN R U.S. House District 06 General 2 86,289 40.6%
2002 50 TN R U.S. House District 07 Primary 1 36,633 40.3%
2002 50 TN R U.S. House District 07 General 1 138,314 70.7%
2004 52 TN R U.S. House District 07 Primary 1 24,233 100.0%
2004 52 TN R U.S. House District 07 General 1 232,404 100.0%
2006 54 TN R U.S. House District 07 Primary 1 63,372 100.0%
2006 54 TN R U.S. House District 07 General 1 152,288 66.0%
2008 56 TN R U.S. House District 07 Primary 1 30,997 62.0%
2008 56 TN R U.S. House District 07 General 1 217,332 68.6%
2010 58 TN R U.S. House District 07 Primary 1 97,088 100.0%
2010 58 TN R U.S. House District 07 General 1 158,916 72.4%
2012 60 TN R U.S. House District 07 Primary 1 41,524 100.0%
2012 60 TN R U.S. House District 07 General 1 182,730 71.0%
2014 62 TN R U.S. House District 07 Primary 1 64,984 84.2%
2014 62 TN R U.S. House District 07 General 1 110,534 70.0%
2016 64 TN R U.S. House District 07 Primary 1 38,490 100.0%
2016 64 TN R U.S. House District 07 General 1 200,407 72.2%
2018 66 TN R U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 613,513 84.5%
2018 66 TN R U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 1,227,483 54.7%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this election.




Ideology Data for Marsha Blackburn


Click on the number in the 'Conserv.' column to see all of the key votes for that year.

YearAgeBodyConservative
Coalition
Party UnityPresidential
Support
Vote %LiberalConserv.
P
2003 51 House 98 2 R 96 4 99 5 92
2004 52 House 95 1 R 85 15 97 0 100
2005 53 House 98 1 R 91 9 99 0 100
2006 54 House 97 2 R 87 8 99 0 96
2007 55 House 97 1 R 89 8 98 5 100
2008 56 House 96 0 R 75 22 94 11 96
2009 57 House 98 1 D 12 87 98 0 100
2010 58 House 94 2 D 32 66 96 0 100
2011 59 House 96 4 D 23 77 99 0 88
2012 60 House 98 1 D 10 90 99 0 100
2013 61 House 96 3 D 11 87 97 10 84
2014 62 House 99 1 D 9 91 99 5 96
2015 63 House 96 1 D 6 92 98 0 96
2016 64 House 96 0 D 6 94 96 0 96
2017 65 House 98 1 R 92 6 97 0 96
2018 66 House 69 1 R 67 11 66 0 100
2019 67 Senate 97 1 R 95 4 99 0 90
2020 68 Senate 98 1 R 90 8 97 0 96
2021 69 Senate 89 1 D 16 73 91 0 91
2022 70 Senate 97 3 D 9 89 99 94
2023 71 Senate 90 1 D 95 93
Lifetime conservative rating:   95%


Age: Age as of July 1 of the year pertaining to this row.



Conservative Coalition: According to the publication "Congressional Quarterly" (CQ), this is an alliance of Republicans and Southern Democrats (from back when Southern Democrats tended to be conservative or at least moderate) against Northern Democrats in Congress.

This concept had significant meaning perhaps through the 1980's. These statistics stopped being computed after 2000 because conservative Democrats no longer existed except in very rare cases. The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the coalition; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the coalition. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Party Unity: According to CQ, a Party Unity vote in Congress is one in which the parties were split, with a majority of Democrats opposing a majority of Republicans.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with his party; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the party. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast.



Presidential Support: These are votes for which the President has stated his position, either in via a message to Congress, by press conference remarks or other public statements and documents.

The number under the green check is the percentage of time this Representative or Senator voted with the President; the number under the red X is the percentage of the time he opposed the President. The numbers often do not add to 100% because of instances where no vote was cast. The "P" column indicates the party of the President in each year.



Vote %: The percentage of roll-call votes in which this Representaive or Senator participated by voting "Yes" or "No" (as opposed to "Present" or not voting at all.)



Liberal Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the ultra-liberal advocacy organization called "Americans for Democratic Action" (ADA). They have been rating members of Congress since 1947. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the liberal position on a key issue. The methodology behind the calculation can be found here. Ratings followed by an asterisk were calculated the "ADA way" due to missing data regarding key votes in the ADA source material.



Conservative Rating: These ratings are based on key votes as identifed by the conservative advocacy organization called the "American Conservative Union" (ACU). They have been rating members of Congress since 1971. The number shown is the percentage of the time this Representative or Senator took the conservative position on a key issue.

The liberal and conservative ratings are not expected to add to 100% because the two groups use different sets of key votes to determine their ratings. Conservative ratings from 1961 through 1970 (and for 2024) were calculated based on key votes as selected by the creators of this website.