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Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: U.S. House, 2007-11; no previous office,
Born: Dec. 12, 1949; Neenah, Wis.
Residence: Appleton
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Gayle Kagen; four children
Education: U. of Wisconsin, B.S. 1972; U. of Wisconsin, M.D. 1976
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition & Forestry; Livestock, Dairy & Poultry); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)

Defeated by Reid Ribble, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalReid Ribble (R) 143,99854.8
Steve Kagen (D) 118,64645.1
2008generalSteve Kagen (D) 193,66254.0
John Gard (R) 164,62145.9
2006generalSteve Kagen (D) 141,57050.9
John Gard (R) 135,62248.8
Roll Call Vitals


Wisconsin is 29th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Steve Kagen has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

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.