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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.)

District: 9th District
Political Highlights: Salem Republican Committee chairman, 1986-88; Salem Republican Committee chairman, 1991-94; Va. House, 1994-2011; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: March 15, 1958; Philadelphia, Pa.
Residence: Salem
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Hilary Griffith; three children
Education: Emory & Henry College, B.A. 1980; Washington and Lee U., J.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Health; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalMorgan Griffith (R) 117,46572.1
William Carr (I) 39,41224.2
2012generalMorgan Griffith (R) 184,88261.3
Anthony Flaccavento (D) 116,40038.6
2010generalMorgan Griffith (R) 95,72651.2
Rick Boucher (D) 86,74346.4
Jeremiah Heaton (I) 4,2822.3
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.


Twitter Followers (@repmgriffith)

Rep. Morgan Griffith 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.