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Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1998; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 2000; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-present
Born: Sept. 6, 1947; Allentown, Pa.
Residence: Burnsville
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Vicky Kline; two children
Education: Rice U., B.A. 1969; Shippensburg U., M.S. 1988
Military Service: Marine Corps, 1969-94
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities); Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Workforce Protections)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalJohn Kline (R) 137,77856.0
Mike Obermueller (D) 95,56538.9
Paula Overby (INDC) 12,3195.0
2012generalJohn Kline (R) 193,58754.0
Mike Obermueller (D) 164,33845.8
2010generalJohn Kline (R) 181,34163.3
Shelley Madore (D) 104,80936.6
2008generalJohn Kline (R) 220,92457.3
Steve Sarvi (D) 164,09342.5
2006generalJohn Kline (R) 163,26956.2
Coleen Rowley (D) 116,34340.0
Douglas Williams (INDC) 10,8023.7
2004generalJohn Kline (R) 206,31356.4
Teresa Daly (D) 147,52740.3
Douglas Williams (INDC) 11,8223.2
2002generalJohn Kline (R) 152,97053.3
Bill Luther (D) 121,12142.2
Samuel Garst (NNT) 12,4304.3
2000generalBill Luther (D) 176,34049.6
John Kline (R) 170,90048.0
Ralph Hubbard (CNSTP) 8,5842.4
1998generalBill Luther (D) 148,72850.0
John Kline (R) 136,86646.0
Eric Johnson (LIBERT) 11,8054.0
Roll Call Vitals

156th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Minnesota Rep. Collin C. Peterson (D) is 40th.

35th

Minnesota is 35th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

7,064

Twitter Followers (@repjohnkline)

Rep. John Kline has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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.