Political Highlights: Michigan Civil Rights Commission general counsel, 1964-67; Detroit chief appellate defender, 1968-69; Detroit City Council, 1970-77; U.S. Senate, 1979-2015 Born: June 28, 1934; Detroit, Mich. Residence: Detroit Religion: Jewish Family: Wife, Barbara H. Levin; three children Education: Swarthmore College, B.A. 1956; Harvard U., LL.B. 1959 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1978 (6th term) Committee Assignments: Armed Services; Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Emergency Management & District of Columbia; Financial & Contracting Oversight; Permanent Investigations - Chairman); Small Business & Entrepreneurship
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.