James Lightfoot

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James Lightfoot has 127 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1985 House Proceeding as a Republican Representative for Iowa's 5th district. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 24 videos as a Republican Representative for Iowa's 3rd district. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1995 with an average of 390 views per program. Most appearances with Tom Harkin (4), Newt Gingrich (3), Henry J. Hyde (3). Most common tags: Commercials, Road to the Capital, Washington Politics.

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U.S. Senate Candidate,
c. November 5, 1996 - c. January 1, 1985 Videos: 2 U.S. Representative, R-IA 3rd View Map January 5, 1993 - January 3, 1997 Videos: 66 U.S. Representative, R-IA 5th January 3, 1985 - January 5, 1993 Videos: 58

Recent Appearances

  • Iowa Gubernatorial Debate

    Iowa Gubernatorial Debate

    The candidates debated issues of local and national concern, including taxes, education, and drugs.

  • Iowa Gubernatorial Campaign

    Iowa Gubernatorial Campaign

    President Bush spoke to Republican supporters in behalf of Gubernatorial candidate Lightfoot.

  • South Dakota Senate Campaign

    South Dakota Senate Campaign

    The race between incumbent Republican Senator Larry Pressler and Democratic Representative Tim Johnson was profiled through…

  • Minnesota Senatorial Campaign

    Minnesota Senatorial Campaign

    C-SPAN’s Road to the Capital focused on the Minnesota Senate race between Democrat Senator Paul Wellstone and Republican…

  • Iowa Senatorial Debate

    Iowa Senatorial Debate

    In their only debate, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who is seeking a third term, and Rep. Jim Lightfoot (R-Iowa) debated…

  • Road to the Capital

    Road to the Capital

    Republican incumbent Senator Smith and his Democratic challenger, Dick Swett were shown campaigning and debating in New…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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