Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1996; Wyo. Senate, 2003-07; U.S. Senate, 2007-present Born: July 21, 1952; Reading, Pa. Residence: Casper Religion: Presbyterian Family: Wife Bobbi Barrasso; three children Education: Georgetown U., B.S. 1974; Georgetown U., M.D. 1978 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st full term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Natural Resources (National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining - Ranking Member; Water & Power); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Transportation & Infrastructure - Ranking Member; Water & Wildlife); Foreign Relations (African Affairs; European Affairs; International Development - Ranking Member; Western Hemisphere & Global Narcotics Affairs); Indian Affairs
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.