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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2007-11; Vanderburgh County sheriff, 1999-2006
Born: Sept. 11, 1958; Jasper, Ind.
Residence: Evansville
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Beth Ellsworth; one child
Education: Indiana State U., Evansville, B.S. 1981; Indiana State U., M.S. 1993
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Armed Services (Seapower & Expeditionary Forces; Terrorism, Unconventional Threats & Capabilities); Small Business (Contracting & Technology; Investigations & Oversight)

Election History
2010generalDan Coats (R) 952,11654.6
Brad Ellsworth (D) 697,77540.0
Rebecca Sink-Burris (LIBERT) 94,3305.4
2008generalBrad Ellsworth (D) 188,69364.7
Greg Goode (R) 102,76935.3
2006generalBrad Ellsworth (D) 131,01961.0
John Hostettler (R) 83,70439.0
Roll Call Vitals


Indiana is 42nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Brad Ellsworth 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.