District: 13th District Political Highlights: Wake County Democratic Party chairman, 1985-87; sought Democratic nomination for N.C. secretary of state, 1988; N.C. House, 1993-94; defeated for re-election to N.C. House, 1994; N.C. Senate, 1997-2002; U.S. House, 2003-13 Born: May 19, 1953; Fayetteville, N.C. Residence: Raleigh Religion: Episcopalian Family: Divorced Education: U. of North Carolina, B.A. 1975; London School of Economics, M.S.C. 1978; Columbia U., J.D. 1979 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (5th term) Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Oversight & Investigations); Science, Space & Technology (Energy & Environment - Ranking Member; Investigations & Oversight)
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.