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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-15
Born: Oct. 30, 1957; Grinnell, Iowa
Residence: Waterloo
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Carolyn Braley; three children
Education: Iowa State U., B.A. 1980; U. of Iowa, J.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalJoni Ernst (R) 588,57552.1
Bruce Braley (D) 494,37043.8
Rick Stewart (I) 26,8152.4
Douglas Butzier (LIBERT) 8,2320.7
Bob Quast (X) 5,8730.5
Ruth Smith (WRI) 4,7240.4
2012generalBruce Braley (D) 222,42256.9
Benjamin Lange (R) 162,46541.6
Gregory Hughes (NPA) 4,7721.2
George Krail (NPA) 9310.2
2010generalBruce Braley (D) 104,42849.5
Benjamin Lange (R) 100,21947.5
Rob Petsche (LIBERT) 4,0871.9
Jason Faulkner (I) 2,0921.0
2008generalBruce Braley (D) 186,99164.6
David Hartsuch (R) 102,43935.4
2006generalBruce Braley (D) 113,72455.0
Mike Whalen (R) 89,47143.3
James Hill (PIR) 2,1841.1
Albert Schoeman (LIBERT) 1,2240.6
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Iowa Rep. Tom Latham (R) is 78th.


Iowa is 23rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepRodBlum)

Rep. Bruce Braley 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.