District: 12th District Political Highlights: Calif. Democratic Party chairwoman, 1981-83; U.S. House, 1987-present Born: March 26, 1940; Baltimore, Md. Residence: San Francisco Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Husband, Paul Pelosi; five children Education: Trinity College (D.C.), A.B. 1962 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1987 (13th full term) Committee Assignments: None
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.