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Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)

Policy Committee Chairman

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 - Chairman; Water & Power); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure); Foreign Relations (Africa and Global Health Policy; Europe and Regional Security Cooperation; Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions - Chairman); Indian Affairs

Election History
2012generalJohn Barrasso (R) 185,25075.7
Tim Chesnut (D) 53,01921.7
Joel Otto (WCP) 6,1762.5
2008generalJohn Barrasso (R) 183,06373.4
Nick Carter (D) 66,20226.5
Roll Call Vitals


Wyoming is 49th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@senjohnbarrasso)


Sen. John Barrasso has the 25th 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.