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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)

Political Highlights: Hawaii House, 1998-2006; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2006; Hawaii Democratic Party chairman, 2008-10; lieutenant governor, 2010-12; U.S. Senate, 2012-present
Born: Oct. 20, 1972; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Residence: Honolulu
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Linda Kwok Schatz; two children
Education: Pomona College, B.A. 1994
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Labor-HHS-Education; Legislative Branch - Ranking Member; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet - Ranking Member; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Space, Science & Competitiveness; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Indian Affairs; Select Ethics

Election History
2014specialBrian Schatz (D) 246,82769.8
Cam Cavasso (R) 98,00627.7
Michael Kokoski (LIBERT) 8,9412.5
Roll Call Vitals


Hawaii is 19th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@SenBrianSchatz)

Sen. Brian Schatz has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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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.