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How Sen. Mark Steven Kirk (R-IL) voted with the Democratic majority


Kirk voted with the Democratic majority 61% during Jan. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2010, over all 1655 votes in the House.

Among the 506 Representatives who served sometime in this period, this record ranked the 295th (bottom 35th percentile) out of 451 (55 excluded for insufficient history).

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OriginalJan. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2010 61% the bottom 35th percentile
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