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Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.)

District: 20th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 2009-11
Born: Jan. 26, 1970; Columbia, Mo.
Residence: Glens Falls
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Jen Hogan Murphy; three children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1992
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2009 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; Horticulture & Organic Agriculture; Livestock, Dairy & Poultry); Armed Services (Strategic Forces; Terrorism, Unconventional Threats & Capabilities)

Defeated by Chris Gibson, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalChris Gibson (R) 130,17854.8
Scott Murphy (D) 107,07545.1
2009specialScott Murphy (D, INDC, WFM) 80,83350.2
Jim Tedisco (R, C) 80,10749.8
Roll Call Vitals


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

Rep. Scott Murphy 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.