Special Report

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

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16. Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
> Period of service: 28 years – tied (1993-present)
> Current constituency: Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 68.4% of the vote (36.9 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 17th longest serving Rep. of either party

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15. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson
> Period of service: 28 years – tied (1993-present)
> Current constituency: Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 66.0% of the vote (32.0 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 17th longest serving Rep. of either party

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14. Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez
> Period of service: 28 years – tied (1993-present)
> Current constituency: New York’s 7th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 84.8% of the vote (70.3 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 17th longest serving Rep. of either party

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13. Rep. James E. Clyburn
> Period of service: 28 years – tied (1993-present)
> Current constituency: South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 68.2% of the vote (37.4 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 17th longest serving Rep. of either party

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12. Rep. Jerrold Nadler
> Period of service: 30 years – tied (1991-present)
> Current constituency: New York’s 10th Congressional District
> Victory in 2020 election: 74.5% of the vote (50.3 ppt more than runner-up)
> Tenure rank of all sitting Reps.: tied – 12th longest serving Rep. of either party