District: 12th District Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 1955-present Born: July 8, 1926; Colorado Springs, Colo. Residence: Dearborn Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Debbie Dingell; four children Education: Georgetown U., B.S. 1949; Georgetown U., J.D. 1952 Military Service: Army, 1944-46 Start of Service: Elected: 1955 (29th full term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Environment & the Economy; Health)
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.