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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Indianapolis and Marion County City-County Council, 2007-08; U.S. House of Representatives, 2008-present
Born: Oct. 16, 1974; Indianapolis, Ind.
Residence: Indianapolis
Religion: Muslim
Family: Wife, Mariama Shaheed-Carson; one child
Education: Concordia U. Wisconsin, Indianapolis, B.A. 2003; Indiana Wesleyan U., M.S. 2005
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th full term)
Committee Assignments: Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management - Ranking Member); Select Intelligence (CIA; Emerging Threats)

Election History
2014generalAndre Carson (D) 61,44354.7
Catherine Ping (R) 46,88741.8
Chris Mayo (LIBERT) 3,9313.5
2012generalAndre Carson (D) 162,12262.9
Carlos May (R) 95,82837.2
Tim Frye (I) 00.0
2010generalAndre Carson (D) 86,01158.9
Marvin Scott (R) 55,21337.8
Dav Wilson (LIBERT) 4,8153.3
2008generalAndre Carson (D) 172,65065.1
Gabrielle Campo (R) 92,64534.9
2008specialAndre Carson (D) 45,66854.0
Jon Elrod (R) 36,41543.1
Sean Shepard (LIBERT) 2,4302.9
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Indiana Rep. Peter J. Visclosky (D) is 19th.


Indiana is 42nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@repandrecarson)

Rep. André Carson 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.