District: 5th District Political Highlights: Minn. House, 2003-06; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present Born: Aug. 4, 1963; Detroit, Mich. Residence: Minneapolis Religion: Muslim Family: Divorced; four children Education: Wayne State U., B.A. 1986; Wayne State U., attended 1986-87; U. of Minnesota, J.D. 1990 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (4th term) Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Oversight & Investigations)
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.