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Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Chatham Town Council, 2000-2001; Va. House, 2002-08; Va. Senate, 2008-11; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: June 16, 1969; Manhattan, N.Y.
Residence: Chatham
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Kathy Hurt; three children
Education: Hampden-Sydney College, B.A. 1991; Mississippi College, J.D. 1995
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises - Vice Chairman; Housing and Insurance; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalRobert Hurt (R) 124,73560.9
W. Gaughan (D) 73,48235.9
Paul Jones (LIBERT) 4,2982.1
Kenneth Hildebrandt (IGREEN) 2,2091.1
2012generalRobert Hurt (R) 193,00955.4
John Douglass (D) 149,21442.9
Kenneth Hildebrandt (IGREEN) 5,5001.6
2010generalRobert Hurt (R) 119,56050.8
Tom Perriello (D) 110,56247.0
Jeffrey Clark (I) 4,9922.1
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Virginia Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) is 13th.


Virginia is 6th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Robert Hurt 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.