Special Report

These 46 Democrats Have Made a Career Out of Serving in the House of Representatives

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31. Rep. Adam Smith
> Period of service: 24 years – tied (1997-present)
> Current constituency: Washington’s 9th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 74.1% of the vote (48.4 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 35th longest serving Rep. of either party

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30. Rep. Danny K. Davis
> Period of service: 24 years – tied (1997-present)
> Current constituency: Illinois’ 7th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 80.4% of the vote (67.1 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 35th longest serving Rep. of either party

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29. Rep. Diana DeGette
> Period of service: 24 years – tied (1997-present)
> Current constituency: Colorado’s 1st Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 73.6% of the vote (50.1 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 35th longest serving Rep. of either party

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28. Rep. Lloyd Doggett
> Period of service: 26 years – tied (1995-present)
> Current constituency: Texas’ 35th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 65.4% of the vote (35.4 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 30th longest serving Rep. of either party

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27. Rep. Michael F. Doyle
> Period of service: 26 years – tied (1995-present)
> Current constituency: Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 69.2% of the vote (38.5 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 30th longest serving Rep. of either party