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Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-N.J.)

District: 12th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1996; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in a special election, 2013; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-2015
Born: Oct. 15, 1948; Weston, W.Va.
Residence: Hopewell Township
Religion: Quaker
Family: Wife, Margaret Lancefield; three children
Education: Carleton College, B.A. 1970; New York U., M.S. 1980; New York U., Ph.D. 1981
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources - Ranking Member; Federal Lands)

Election History
2012generalRush Holt (D) 189,92669.2
Eric Beck (R) 80,90629.5
Jack Freudenheim (I) 2,2610.8
Kenneth Cody (TVH) 1,2850.5
2010generalRush Holt (D) 108,21453.0
Scott Sipprelle (R) 93,63445.9
Kenneth Cody (TVH) 2,1541.1
2008generalRush Holt (D) 193,73263.1
Alan Bateman (R) 108,40035.3
David Corsi (CS) 4,8021.6
2006generalRush Holt (D) 125,46865.7
Joseph Sinagra (R) 65,50934.3
2004generalRush Holt (D) 171,69159.3
Bill Spadea (R) 115,01439.7
Ken Chazotte (LIBERT) 1,5620.5
Daryl Brooks (GREEN) 1,5180.5
2002generalRush Holt (D) 104,80661.0
DeForest Soaries (R) 62,93836.7
Carl Mayer (GREEN) 1,8711.1
Thomas Abrams (LIBERT) 1,2590.7
Karen Zaletel (NJC) 8390.5
2000generalRush Holt (D) 146,16248.7
Dick Zimmer (R) 145,51148.5
Carl Mayer (I) 5,8111.9
John Desmond (I) 1,2330.4
Worth Winslow (I) 1,2250.4
1998generalRush Holt (D) 92,52850.1
Michael Pappas (R) 87,22147.2
Joseph Siano (LIBERT) 2,1251.2
Madelyn Hoffman (GREEN) 1,4090.8
Beverly Kidder (REF) 7490.4
Mary Christian (NL) 5780.3
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow New Jersey Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R) is 12th.


New Jersey is 8th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Rush D. Holt 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.