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Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1990; Mo. House, 2001-05; U.S. House, 2005-13
Born: July 10, 1958; Columbia, Mo.
Residence: St. Louis
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Debra Carnahan; two children
Education: U. of Missouri, B.S. 1979; U. of Missouri, J.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Africa, Global Health & Human Rights; Oversight & Investigations - Ranking Member); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Water Resources & Environment); Veterans' Affairs (Health)

Defeated by Rep. William Lacy Clay, D, in a primary on Aug. 7, 2012

Election History
2010generalRuss Carnahan (D) 99,39848.9
Ed Martin (R) 94,75746.7
Steven Hedrick (LIBERT) 5,7722.8
Nicholas Ivanovich (CNSTP) 3,1551.6
Brian Wallner (WRI) 30.0
2008generalRuss Carnahan (D) 202,47066.4
Chris Sander (R) 92,75930.4
Kevin Babcock (LIBERT) 5,5181.8
Cynthia Redburn (CNSTP) 4,3241.4
2006generalRuss Carnahan (D) 145,21965.6
David Bertelsen (R) 70,18931.7
R. Christophel (LIBERT) 4,2131.9
David Sladky (PRO) 1,8270.8
2004generalRuss Carnahan (D) 146,89452.9
Bill Federer (R) 125,42245.1
Kevin Babcock (LIBERT) 4,3671.6
William Renaud (CNSTP) 1,2220.4
1990generalBill Emerson (R) 81,45257.3
Russ Carnahan (D) 60,75142.7
Roll Call Vitals


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

Rep. Russ Carnahan 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.