Political Highlights: Ohio House, 1975-83; Ohio secretary of state, 1983-91; defeated for re-election as Ohio secretary of state, 1990; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2007; U.S. Senate, 2007-present Born: Nov. 9, 1952; Mansfield, Ohio Residence: Cleveland Religion: Lutheran Family: Wife, Connie Schultz; two children, two stepchildren Education: Yale U., B.A. 1974; Ohio State U., M.A. 1979; Ohio State U., M.A. 1981 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (2nd term) Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry; Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Finance (Health Care; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy - Ranking Member); Veterans' Affairs
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.