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Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.)

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)

Election History
2008generalGinny Brown-Waite (R) 265,18661.2
John Russell (D) 168,44638.8
2006generalGinny Brown-Waite (R) 162,42159.9
John Russell (D) 108,95940.1
2004generalGinny Brown-Waite (R) 240,31565.9
Robert Whittel (D) 124,14034.1
2002generalGinny Brown-Waite (R) 121,99847.9
Karen Thurman (D) 117,75846.2
Jack Gargan (I) 8,6393.4
Brian Moore (I) 6,2232.4
H. Werder () 530.0
Roll Call Vitals


Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite 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.