District: At Large Political Highlights: P.R. secretary of Justice, 1993-96; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present Born: April 26, 1959; San Juan, P.R. Residence: San Juan Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Maria Elena Carrion; four children Education: Tulane U., B.A. 1981; George Washington U., J.D. 1984 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (2nd term) Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations; Immigration & Border Security); Natural Resources (Federal Lands; Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs)
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.