District: 2nd District Political Highlights: Maine House, 1981-94; Maine Senate, 1995-2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-15 Born: Jan. 18, 1955; Millinocket, Maine Residence: East Millinocket Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Single Education: Schenck H.S., graduated 1973 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2015 Committee Assignments: Transportation & Infrastructure (Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials); Veterans' Affairs
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.