Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2001; U.S. Senate, 2005-15 Born: March 14, 1948; Casper, Wyo. Residence: Muskogee Religion: Baptist Family: Wife, Carolyn Coburn; three children Education: Oklahoma State U., B.S. 1970; U. of Oklahoma, M.D. 1983 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (2nd term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2015 Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs; Select Intelligence
. Coburn, whose current term extends until Jan. 2017, has announced he will resign at the end of the 113th Congress.
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.