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Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.)


Biography
District: 6th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 1989-2013
Born: April 16, 1941; Washington, D.C.
Residence: Fleming Island
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Joan Stearns; three children
Education: George Washington U., B.S. 1963
Military Service: Air Force, 1963-67
Start of Service: Elected: 1988 (12th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Oversight & Investigations - Chairman); Veterans' Affairs (Health; Oversight & Investigations)

Defeated by Ted Yoho, R, in a primary on Aug. 14, 2012

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalCliff Stearns (R) 179,34971.5
Steve Schonberg (NPA) 71,63228.5
2008generalCliff Stearns (R) 228,30260.9
Tim Cunha (D) 146,65539.1
2006generalCliff Stearns (R) 136,60159.9
David Bruderly (D) 91,52840.1
2004generalCliff Stearns (R) 211,13764.4
David Bruderly (D) 116,68035.6
2002generalCliff Stearns (R) 141,57065.4
David Bruderly (D) 75,04634.6
2000generalCliff Stearns (R) 178,78999.9
Tim Clower () 1520.1
1998generalCliff Stearns (R) 00.0
1996generalCliff Stearns (R) 161,46467.2
Newell O'Brien (D) 78,88632.8
Musheer Muhammad () 70.0
1994generalCliff Stearns (R) 148,69899.1
Phil Denton () 1,3320.9
1992generalCliff Stearns (R) 144,19565.4
Phil Denton (D) 76,41934.6
1990generalCliff Stearns (R) 138,58859.0
Art Johnson (D) 95,42141.0
1988generalCliff Stearns (R) 136,41553.0
Jon Mills (D) 118,75647.0
Roll Call Vitals

2nd

Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

4,898

Twitter Followers (@RepCliffStearns)

Rep. Cliff Stearns has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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











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.