District: 1st District Political Highlights: Ga. House, 1984-92; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 2014; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2015 Born: April 24, 1955; Bryan, Texas Residence: Savannah Religion: Anglican Family: Wife, Libby Kingston; four children Education: U. of Georgia, B.A. 1978 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (11th term) Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Homeland Security; Labor-HHS-Education - Chairman)
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.