Political Highlights: secretary of the Navy, 1987-88; U.S. Senate, 2007-13 Born: Feb. 9, 1946; St. Joseph, Mo. Residence: Falls Church Religion: Protestant Family: Wife, Hong Le Webb; five children, one stepchild Education: U. of Southern California, attended 1963-64; U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. 1968; Georgetown U., J.D. 1975 Military Service: Marine Corps, 1968-72 Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (1st term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2013 Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Personnel - Chairman; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower); Foreign Relations (African Affairs; East Asian & Pacific Affairs - Chairman; European Affairs; Western Hemisphere & Global Narcotics Affairs); Veterans' Affairs; Joint Economic
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.