District: 2nd District Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1980; N.H. House, 1982-88; N.H. Senate, 1988-92; defeated in primary for re-election to N.H. Senate, 1992; U.S. House, 1995-2007; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 2006 Born: Jan. 8, 1952; Boston, Mass. Residence: Peterborough Religion: Episcopalian Family: Wife, Lisa L. Bass; two children Education: Dartmouth College, A.B. 1974 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (7th term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Environment & the Economy)
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.