Political Highlights: White House associate counsel, 1989; White House Legislative Affairs director, 1989-91; U.S. House, 1993-2005; U.S. trade representative, 2005-06; Office of Management and Budget director, 2006-07; U.S. Senate, 2011-present Born: Dec. 19, 1955; Cincinnati, Ohio Residence: Terrace Park Religion: Methodist Family: Wife, Jane Portman; three children Education: Dartmouth College, B.A. 1978; U. of Michigan, J.D. 1984 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term) Committee Assignments: Budget; Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks - Ranking Member); Finance (Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Growth - Ranking Member; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs - Ranking Member; Emergency Management & District of Columbia; Permanent Investigations)
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.