District: 5th District Political Highlights: Hernando County Board of Commissioners, 1991-93; Fla. Senate, 1992-2002; U.S. House, 2003-11 Born: Oct. 5, 1943; Albany, N.Y. Residence: Brooksville Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Husband, Tony Selvaggio; three children Education: State U. of New York, Albany, B.S. 1976; Russell Sage College, M.A. 1984 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (4th term) Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Health; Social Security)
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.