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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.)

Majority Whip


Biography
District: 1st District
Political Highlights: La. House, 1996-2008; La. Senate, 2008; U.S. House of Representatives, 2008-present
Born: Oct. 6, 1965; Baton Rouge, La.
Residence: Jefferson
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Jennifer Scalise; two children
Education: Louisiana State U., B.S. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th full term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalSteve Scalise (R) 189,25077.6
M.V. Mendoza (D) 24,76110.1
Lee Dugas (D) 21,2868.7
Jeffry Sanford (LIBERT) 8,7073.6
2012generalSteve Scalise (R) 193,49666.6
M.V. Mendoza (D) 61,70321.2
Gary King (R) 24,8448.6
David Turknett (NOP) 6,0792.1
Arden Wells (NOP) 4,2881.5
2010generalSteve Scalise (R) 157,18278.5
Myron Katz (D) 38,41619.2
Arden Wells (I) 4,5782.3
2008generalSteve Scalise (R) 189,16865.7
Jim Harlan (D) 98,83934.3
2008specialSteve Scalise (R) 33,86775.1
Gilda Reed (D) 10,14222.5
R.A. Galan (X) 7861.7
Anthony Gentile (X) 2800.6
Roll Call Vitals

226th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Louisiana Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R) is 171st.

4th

Louisiana is 4th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

12,216

Twitter Followers (@SteveScalise)

66th

Rep. Steve Scalise has the 66th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


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.