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Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.)


District: 18th District
Political Highlights: Atwater City Council, 1984-87; Merced City Council, 1994-95; Calif. Assembly, 1996-2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-12
Born: March 31, 1959; Merced, Calif.
Residence: Atwater
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Kathleen McLoughlin; three children
Education: U. of Maryland, B.A. 1982
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (5th term)
End of Service: Aug. 15, 2012
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock & Foreign Agriculture - Ranking Member); Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Middle East & North Africa)

Election History
2010generalDennis Cardoza (D) 72,85358.5
Michael Berryhill (R) 51,71641.5
2008generalDennis Cardoza (D) 130,192100.0
2006generalDennis Cardoza (D) 71,18265.5
John Kanno (R) 37,53134.5
2004generalDennis Cardoza (D) 103,73267.5
Charles Pringle (R) 49,97332.5
2002generalDennis Cardoza (D) 56,18151.3
Dick Monteith (R) 47,52843.4
Kevin Cripe (AMI) 3,6413.3
Linda DeGroat (LIBERT) 2,1942.0
Roll Call Vitals


California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Dennis Cardoza has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.