District: 23rd District Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1992-00; Fla. Senate, 2000-2004; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present; Democratic National Committee chairwoman, 2011-present Born: Sept. 27, 1966; Queens, N.Y. Residence: Weston Religion: Jewish Family: Husband, Steve Schultz; three children Education: U. of Florida, B.A. 1988; U. of Florida, M.A. 1990 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term) Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Legislative Branch - Ranking Member; State-Foreign Operations)
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.