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Debbie Stabenow

[Congressional biography]

Born: April 29, 1950 in Clare, MI

Education:

  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1972, M.S.W., 1985

Career:

  • Social worker
  • Co-founder, Michigan Leadership Institute

Elected Office:

  • Ingham County commissioner, 1975-1978
  • MI House, 1979-1990
  • MI Senate, 1991-1994



Election Results for Debbie Stabenow


Click on the Year to see the results of that election.

YearAgeStatePartyOfficeDistrictStagePosVotes%
1994 44 MI D Governor Primary 2 209,641 30.4%
1994 44 MI D Lt. Governor General 2 0 0.0%
1996 46 MI D U.S. House District 08 Primary 1 18,690 100.0%
1996 46 MI D U.S. House District 08 General 1 141,086 53.8%
1998 48 MI D U.S. House District 08 Primary 1 34,935 100.0%
1998 48 MI D U.S. House District 08 General 1 125,169 57.4%
2000 50 MI D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 417,503 100.0%
2000 50 MI D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 2,061,952 49.5%
2006 56 MI D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 513,438 100.0%
2006 56 MI D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 2,151,278 56.9%
2012 62 MI D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 555,719 100.0%
2012 62 MI D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 2,735,826 58.8%
2018 68 MI D U.S. Senate Class 1 Primary 1 1,045,450 100.0%
2018 68 MI D U.S. Senate Class 1 General 1 2,214,478 52.3%


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




Ideology Data for Debbie Stabenow


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
1997 47 House 45 53 87 12 D 81 19 98 95 12
1998 48 House 48 50 85 13 D 73 21 97 100 9
1999 49 House 88 11 D 72 26 99 95 4
2000 50 House 81 17 D 68 32 97 90 16
2001 51 Senate 96 4 R 62 37 99 100 8
2002 52 Senate 96 4 R 67 33 100 95 0
2003 53 Senate 97 3 R 49 50 99 95 20
2004 54 Senate 96 4 R 66 34 99 100 8
2005 55 Senate 93 5 R 36 64 99 100 13
2006 56 Senate 88 12 R 50 47 99 95 16
2007 57 Senate 94 6 R 29 69 99 100 8
2008 58 Senate 98 1 R 35 65 98 100 4
2009 59 Senate 97 3 D 96 4 99 100 0
2010 60 Senate 98 1 D 95 2 99 90 0
2011 61 Senate 93 5 D 91 6 98 90 0
2012 62 Senate 91 9 D 95 4 99 90 16
2013 63 Senate 99 0 D 99 1 100 95 0
2014 64 Senate 96 0 D 97 1 97 90 0
2015 65 Senate 94 5 D 82 15 99 85 4
2016 66 Senate 92 8 D 84 10 99 95 0
2017 67 Senate 96 4 R 38 60 99 90 0
2018 68 Senate 92 8 R 29 70 99 95 14
2019 69 Senate 97 1 R 29 69 98 95 0
2020 70 Senate 93 1 R 27 61 91 100 9
2021 71 Senate 99 0 D 95 5 99 95 11
2022 72 Senate 98 1 D 100 0 99 0
2023 73 Senate 92 2 D 97 0
Lifetime conservative rating:   6%


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.