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Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.)


Biography
District: 18th District
Political Highlights: Pa. Senate, 1997-2003; U.S. House, 2003-present
Born: Sept. 11, 1952; Cleveland, Ohio
Residence: Upper St. Clair
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Nan Missig Murphy; one child
Education: Wheeling College, B.S. 1974; Cleveland State U., M.A. 1976; U. of Pittsburgh, Ph.D. 1979
Military Service: Navy Reserve, 2009-present
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Environment & the Economy; Health; Oversight & Investigations - Chairman)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalTim Murphy (R) 216,72764.0
Larry Maggi (D) 122,14636.0
2010generalTim Murphy (R) 161,88867.3
Dan Connolly (D) 78,55832.7
2008generalTim Murphy (R) 213,34964.1
Steve O'Donnell (D) 119,66135.9
2006generalTim Murphy (R) 144,63257.8
Chad Kluko (D) 105,41942.2
2004generalTim Murphy (R) 197,89462.8
Mark Boles (D) 117,42037.2
2002generalTim Murphy (R) 119,88560.1
Jack Machek (D) 79,45139.9
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: PA-18)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

159th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle (D) is 72nd.

10th

Pennsylvania is 10th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

7,001

Twitter Followers (@RepTimMurphy)

98th

Rep. Tim Murphy has the 98th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


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.