District: 2nd District Political Highlights: assistant U.S. attorney, 2006-07; U.S. House, 2011-present Born: Aug. 21, 1968; Charlotte, N.C. Residence: Little Rock Religion: Baptist Family: Wife, Elizabeth Griffin; two children Education: Hendrix College, B.A. 1990; Oxford U., attended 1991; Tulane U., J.D. 1994 Military Service: Army Reserve, 1996-present Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd term) Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Human Resources; Social Security)
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.