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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.)


Biography
District: 5th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for Mo. House, 1970; sought Democratic nomination for Kansas City Council, 1975; Kansas City Council, 1979-91; mayor of Kansas City, 1991-99; U.S. House, 2005-present
Born: Oct. 26, 1944; Waxahachie, Texas
Residence: Kansas City
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Dianne Cleaver; four children
Education: Murray State College (Okla.), attended 1963-64; Prairie View A&M College, B.S. 1972; Saint Paul School of Theology, M.Div. 1974
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Housing and Insurance; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 200,29060.5
Jacob Turk (R) 122,14936.9
Randall Langkraehr (LIBERT) 8,4972.6
Andrew Feagle (WRI) 60.0
Andrew Thomas (WRI) 00.0
2010generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 102,07653.3
Jacob Turk (R) 84,57844.2
Randall Langkraehr (LIBERT) 3,0771.6
Dave Lay (CNSTP) 1,6920.9
2008generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 197,24964.4
Jacob Turk (R) 109,16635.6
2006generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 136,14964.2
Jacob Turk (R) 68,45632.3
Randall Langkraehr (LIBERT) 7,3143.5
2004generalEmanuel Cleaver (D) 161,72755.2
Jeanne Patterson (R) 123,43142.1
Rick Bailie (LIBERT) 5,8272.0
Darin Rodenberg (CNSTP) 2,0400.7
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: MO-05)
 
Safe Democrat


See Also:

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172nd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay (D) is 122nd.

30th

Missouri is 30th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

11,417

Twitter Followers (@repcleaver)

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) 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.