Special Report

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

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14. Rep. Sam Graves
> Period of service: 20 years – tied (2001-present)
> Current constituency: Missouri’s 6th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 67.1% of the vote (36.2 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 54th longest serving Rep. of either party

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13. Rep. Joe Wilson
> Period of service: 20 years – tied (2001-present)
> Current constituency: South Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 55.7% of the vote (13.1 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 54th longest serving Rep. of either party

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12. Rep. Pete Sessions
> Period of service: 22 years – tied (1997-2019; 2021-present)
> Current constituency: Texas’ 17th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 55.9% of the vote (14.9 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 48th longest serving Rep. of either party

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11. Rep. Michael K. Simpson
> Period of service: 22 years – tied (1999-present)
> Current constituency: Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 64.1% of the vote (32.3 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 48th longest serving Rep. of either party

10. Rep. Kay Granger
> Period of service: 24 years – tied (1997-present)
> Current constituency: Texas’ 12th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 63.7% of the vote (30.7 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 35th longest serving Rep. of either party