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Rep. Michael E. McMahon (D-N.Y.)

District: 13th District
Political Highlights: New York City Council, 2002-09; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-11
Born: Sept. 12, 1957; Staten Island, N.Y.
Residence: Staten Island
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Judith McMahon; two children
Education: New York U., B.A. 1980; Heidelberg U. (Germany), A.A. 1982; New York Law School, J.D. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats; Middle East & North Africa; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation - Vice Chairman; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)

Defeated by Michael Grimm, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalMichael Grimm (R) 65,02451.3
Michael McMahon (D) 60,77347.9
Tom Venditteli (LIBERT) 9290.7
2008generalMichael McMahon (D, WFM) 114,21960.9
Robert Straniere (R) 62,44133.3
Timothy Cochrane (C) 5,7993.1
Carmine Morano (INDC) 4,9472.6
Roll Call Vitals


New York is 5th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Michael E. McMahon 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.