District: 6th District Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1980; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1982 Born: June 3, 1926; Moreland, Ky. Residence: Frederick Religion: Seventh-day Adventist Family: Wife, Ellen Bartlett; 10 children (one deceased) Education: Columbia Union College, B.S. 1947; U. of Maryland, M.S. 1948; U. of Maryland, Ph.D. 1952 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (10th term) Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Seapower & Projection Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces - Chairman); Science, Space & Technology (Environment; Research and Technology); Small Business (Agriculture, Energy & Trade)
Defeated by John Delaney, D, in a general on Nov. 6, 2012
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.