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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas)

District: 27th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: Dec. 12, 1961; Corpus Christi, Texas
Residence: Corpus Christi
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Debbie Farenthold; two children
Education: U. of Texas, B.S.R.T.F. 1985; St. Mary's U. (Texas), J.D. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law - Vice Chairman); Oversight & Government Reform (Information Technology; Interior); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)

Election History
2014generalBlake Farenthold (R) 83,34263.6
Wesley Reed (D) 44,15233.7
Roxanne Simonson (LIBERT) 3,5532.7
2012generalBlake Farenthold (R) 120,68456.8
Rose Meza Harrison (D) 83,39539.2
Bret Baldwin (I) 5,3542.5
Corrie Byrd (LIBERT) 3,2181.5
2010generalBlake Farenthold (R) 51,00147.8
Solomon Ortiz (D) 50,22647.1
Edward Mishou (LIBERT) 5,3725.0
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R) is 10th.


Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@farenthold)

Rep. Blake Farenthold has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) 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.