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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Betsy Markey (D-Colo.)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: Larimer County Democratic Party chairwoman, 2002-05; U.S. House, 2009-11
Born: April 27, 1956; Cresskill, N.J.
Residence: Fort Collins
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Jim Kelly; three children
Education: U. of Florida, B.A. 1978; American U., M.P.A. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management; Livestock, Dairy & Poultry); Transportation & Infrastructure (Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)

Election History
2010generalCory Gardner (R) 138,63452.5
Betsy Markey (D) 109,24941.4
Doug Aden (AC) 12,3124.7
Ken Waszkiewicz (UNA) 3,9861.5
2008generalBetsy Markey (D) 187,34756.2
Marilyn Musgrave (R) 146,02843.8
Roll Call Vitals


Colorado is 39th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Betsy Markey 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.