District: 5th District Political Highlights: Md. Senate, 1967-79; sought Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, 1978; Md. Board of Higher Education, 1978-81; U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-present Born: June 14, 1939; Manhattan, N.Y. Residence: Mechanicsville Religion: Baptist Family: Widowed; three children Education: U. of Maryland, B.S. 1963; Georgetown U., J.D. 1966 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1981 (17th full term) Committee Assignments: None
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.