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Tim Johnson (Politician)
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U.S. Senator
    (December 28, 1946- )
    Born in Canton, South Dakota
    Birth name is Timothy Peter Johnson
    Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives (1979-1982)
    Member of the South Dakota State Senate (1983-1986)
    Democratic Congressman from South Dakota (1987-1997)
    Democratic Senator from South Dakota (1997- )
    Suffered a brain hemorrhage/stroke-like symptoms (December 13, 2006)
    He voted against the Telecom Act of 1996, which provided for deregulation.
    He voted against the 1997 Balanced Budget Amendment.
    He beat John Thune in 2002, yet Thune claimed the other Senate seat in 2004.
    He opposed the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts.
    He voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 ('Laci and Conner's Law').
    He voted to confirm Samuel Alito (January 2006).
    He voted to allow illegal immigrants to participate in Social Security (2006).
    He was unknown prior to his 2006 stroke-like bleeding in the brain.
    His hospitalization endangers the Democrats' slim Senate majority.
    If he dies or resigns before the 2008 elections, a Republican could replace him.
    He is a centrist Democrat.
    He served in the U.S. Army in 1969.
    He voted for 'Contract With America' welfare reform (1996).
    He was the only Senate candidate to beat an incumbent in the 1996 elections.
    He was the only Senator with a child in the military when Iraq was invaded (2003).
    He survived prostate cancer (2004).
    His brain hemorrhage was due to a congenital tangling of blood vessels.
    His brain hemorrhage pushed aside partisan politics (for a while at least).
    As long as there is a heartbeat, he can't be forced out of the Senate.
    His seat was held by Karl Mundt, who was also disabled (1969) yet didn't resign.
    On February 15, 2007, he co-sponsored his first legislation since being hospitalized.

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    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 32 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 67 Votes: 46.27% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 108 Votes: 75.93% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 75 Votes: 69.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 61 Votes: 65.57% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 65 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 141 Votes: 70.21% Annoying
 
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