District: 4th District Political Highlights: N.C. Democratic Party chairman, 1983-84; U.S. House, 1987-95; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 1994; U.S. House, 1997-present Born: Aug. 17, 1940; Erwin, Tenn. Residence: Chapel Hill Religion: Baptist Family: Wife, Lisa Price; two children Education: Mars Hill College, attended 1957-59; U. of North Carolina, B.A. 1961; Yale U., B.D. 1964; Yale U., Ph.D. 1969 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (13th term) Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Homeland Security - Ranking Member; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD)
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.