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Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1983-95; Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, 1994; U.S. House, 2003-present
Born: June 19, 1954; Nashville, Tenn.
Residence: Nashville
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Martha Hayes Cooper; three children
Education: U. of North Carolina, B.A. 1975; Oxford U., B.A., M.A. 1977; Harvard U., J.D. 1980
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (12th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Strategic Forces - Ranking Member; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Oversight & Government Reform (Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements; Government Operations)

Election History
2014generalJim Cooper (D) 95,63562.3
Bob Ries (R) 54,93935.8
Paul Deakin (I) 3,0322.0
2012generalJim Cooper (D) 171,62165.2
Brad Staats (R) 86,24032.8
John Miglietta (GREEN) 5,2222.0
Sean Puckett (WRI) 120.0
2010generalJim Cooper (D) 99,16256.2
David Hall (R) 74,20442.1
Stephen Collings (I) 5840.3
John Smith (I) 5330.3
Jackie Miller (I) 4440.3
John Miglietta (I) 3960.2
Bill Crook (I) 3910.2
James Whitfield (I) 3330.2
Joe Moore (I) 1590.1
Clark Taylor (I) 1560.1
2008generalJim Cooper (D) 181,46765.8
Gerard Donovan (R) 85,47131.0
Jon Jackson (I) 5,4642.0
John Miglietta (I) 3,1961.2
2006generalJim Cooper (D) 122,91969.0
Thomas Kovach (R) 49,70227.9
Ginny Welsch (I) 3,7662.1
Scott Knapp (I) 1,7551.0
2004generalJim Cooper (D) 168,97069.3
Scott Knapp (R) 74,97830.7
2002generalJim Cooper (D) 108,90363.7
Robert Duvall (R) 56,82533.3
John Hooker (I) 3,0631.8
Johnathan Farley (I) 1,2050.7
Jesse Turner (I) 8770.5
1992generalJim Cooper (D) 98,98466.3
Dale Johnson (R) 50,34033.7
1990generalJim Cooper (D) 52,10169.5
Claiborne Sanders (R) 22,89030.5
1988generalJim Cooper (D) 94,129100.0
1986generalJim Cooper (D) 86,997100.0
1984generalJim Cooper (D) 93,84875.2
James Seigneur (R) 31,01124.8
1982generalJim Cooper (D) 93,45366.1
Cissy Baker (R) 47,86533.9
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Tennessee Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R) is 27th.


Tennessee is 24th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@repjimcooper)

Rep. Jim Cooper has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Jim Cooper is ranked 36th on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.