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Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Democratic candidate for Philadelphia City Commission, 1979; Pa. House, 1983-89; Pa. Senate, 1989-95; Consumer Party nominee for U.S. House (special election), 1991; sought Democratic nomination for mayor of Philadelphia, 2007; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-present
Born: Nov. 21, 1956; Philadelphia, Pa.
Residence: Philadelphia
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Renee Chenault-Fattah; four children
Education: Community College of Philadelphia, attended 1976; U. of Pennsylvania, M.A. 1986
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science - Ranking Member; Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalChaka Fattah (D) 181,14187.7
Armond James (R) 25,39712.3
2012generalChaka Fattah (D) 318,17689.3
Robert Mansfield (R) 33,3819.4
James Foster (I) 4,8291.4
2010generalChaka Fattah (D) 182,80089.3
Rick Hellberg (R) 21,90710.7
2008generalChaka Fattah (D) 276,87088.9
Adam Lang (R) 34,46611.1
2006generalChaka Fattah (D) 165,86788.6
Michael Gessner (R) 17,2919.2
David Baker (GREEN) 4,1252.2
2004generalChaka Fattah (D) 253,22688.0
Stewart Bolno (R) 34,41112.0
2002generalChaka Fattah (D) 150,62387.8
Thomas Dougherty (R) 20,98812.2
2000generalChaka Fattah (D) 180,02198.0
Ken Krawchuk (LIBERT) 3,6732.0
1998generalChaka Fattah (D) 102,76386.5
Anne Mulligan (R) 16,00113.5
1996generalChaka Fattah (D) 168,88788.0
Larry Murphy (R) 23,04712.0
1994generalChaka Fattah (D) 120,55385.9
Lawrence Watson (R) 19,82414.1
Roll Call Vitals

73rd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle (D) is 72nd.

10th

Pennsylvania is 10th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

10,334

Twitter Followers (@chakafattah)

Rep. Chaka Fattah 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.