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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.)


Biography
District: 4th District
Political Highlights: assistant U.S. attorney, 1994-00; S.C. 7th Circuit solicitor, 2001-10; U.S. House, 2011-present
Born: Aug. 22, 1964; Greenville, S.C.
Residence: Spartanburg
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Terri Gowdy; two children
Education: Baylor U., B.A. 1986; U. of South Carolina, J.D. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Ethics; Judiciary (Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations; Immigration & Border Security - Chairman); Oversight & Government Reform (Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census; National Security); Benghazi Attack

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalTrey Gowdy (R) 173,20164.9
Deb Morrow (D) 89,96433.7
Jeff Sumerel (GREEN) 3,3901.3
2010generalTrey Gowdy (R) 137,58663.5
Paul Corden (D) 62,43828.8
Dave Edwards (CNSTP) 11,0595.1
Rick Mahler (LIBERT) 3,0101.4
C. Walters (GREEN) 2,5641.2
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: SC-04)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

294th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow South Carolina Rep. James E. Clyburn (D) is 51st.

12th

South Carolina is 12th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

102nd

Rep. Trey Gowdy has the 102nd most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) 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.