Special Report

These 44 Republicans Have Made a Career Out of Serving in the House of Representatives

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4. Rep. Fred Upton
> Period of service: 34 years (1987-present)
> Current constituency: Michigan’s 6th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 55.8% of the vote (15.7 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 6th longest serving Rep. of either party

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3. Rep. Harold Rogers
> Period of service: 40 years – tied (1981-present)
> Current constituency: Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 84.2% of the vote (68.4 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 2nd longest serving Rep. of either party

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2. Rep. Christopher H. Smith
> Period of service: 40 years – tied (1981-present)
> Current constituency: New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 59.9% of the vote (21.6 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 2nd longest serving Rep. of either party

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1. Rep. Don Young
> Period of service: 48 years (1973-present)
> Current constituency: Alaska at large
> Victory in 2020 election: 54.4% of the vote (9.1 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – the longest serving Rep. of either party