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Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.)


Biography
District: 4th District
Political Highlights: Lafayette County prosecuting attorney, 1957-60; Mo. Senate, 1971-77; U.S. House, 1977-2011
Born: Dec. 20, 1931; Lexington, Mo.
Residence: Lexington
Religion: Christian Church
Family: Wife, Patty Martin; three children
Education: Wentworth Military Academy, A.A. 1951; U. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), attended 1953; U. of Missouri, A.B. 1953; U. of Missouri, LL.B. 1956
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1976 (17th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services

Defeated by Vicky Hartzler, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalVicky Hartzler (R) 113,48950.4
Ike Skelton (D) 101,53245.1
Jason Braun (LIBERT) 6,1232.7
Greg Cowan (CNSTP) 3,9121.7
2008generalIke Skelton (D) 200,00965.9
Jeff Parnell (R) 103,44634.1
2006generalIke Skelton (D) 159,30367.6
James Noland (R) 69,25429.4
Bryce Holthouse (LIBERT) 4,4791.9
Melinda Ivey (PRO) 2,4591.0
2004generalIke Skelton (D) 190,80066.2
James Noland (R) 93,33432.4
Bill Lower (LIBERT) 2,8271.0
Raymond Lister (CNSTP) 1,2650.4
2002generalIke Skelton (D) 142,20467.6
James Noland (R) 64,45130.7
Daniel Nelson (LIBERT) 3,5831.7
2000generalIke Skelton (D) 180,63466.9
James Noland (R) 84,40631.3
Thomas Knapp (LIBERT) 2,8781.1
James Rinehart (REF) 1,9710.7
1998generalIke Skelton (D) 133,17371.0
Cecilia Noland (R) 51,00527.2
Edwin Hoag (LIBERT) 3,4381.8
1996generalIke Skelton (D) 153,56663.8
Bill Phelps (R) 81,65033.9
Edwin Hoag (LIBERT) 5,5732.3
1994generalIke Skelton (D) 137,87667.8
James Noland (R) 65,61632.2
1992generalIke Skelton (D) 176,97770.4
John Carley (R) 74,47529.6
1990generalIke Skelton (D) 105,52762.0
David Eyerly (R) 65,09538.0
1988generalIke Skelton (D) 166,48072.0
1986generalIke Skelton (D) 129,471100.0
1984generalIke Skelton (D) 150,62467.0
1982generalIke Skelton (D) 96,38855.0
1980generalIke Skelton (D) 151,45968.0
1978generalIke Skelton (D) 120,74873.0
1976generalIke Skelton (D) 115,95556.0
Roll Call Vitals

30th

Missouri is 30th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

7,520

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Rep. Ike Skelton has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) 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.