District: 23rd District Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 2004; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 2008 Born: July 30, 1949; Laredo, Texas Residence: San Antonio Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Gloria Canseco; three children Education: Saint Louis U., B.A. 1972; Saint Louis U., J.D. 1975 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st 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.