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Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

Political Highlights: R.I. Senate, 1985-91; U.S. House of Representatives, 1991-97; U.S. Senate, 1997-present
Born: Nov. 12, 1949; Providence, R.I.
Residence: Jamestown
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Julia Reed; one child
Education: U.S. Military Academy, B.S. 1971; Harvard U., M.P.P. 1973; Harvard U., J.D. 1982
Military Service: Army, 1971-79; Army Reserve, 1979-91
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA; Transportation-HUD - Ranking Member); Armed Services; Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment)

Election History
2014generalJack Reed (D) 223,67570.6
Mark Zaccaria (R) 92,68429.2
2008generalJack Reed (D) 320,64473.4
Robert Tingle (R) 116,17426.6
2002generalJack Reed (D) 253,77478.4
Robert Tingle (R) 69,80821.6
1996generalJack Reed (D) 230,67663.5
Nancy Mayer (R) 127,36835.1
Donald Lovejoy (I) 5,3271.5
1994generalJack Reed (D) 119,65968.0
A. Elliot (R) 56,34832.0
1992generalJack Reed (D) 144,45070.7
James Bell (R) 49,99824.5
Thomas Ricci (I) 6,7153.3
John Turnbull (IT) 3,2501.6
1990generalJack Reed (D) 108,81859.0
Gertrude Coxe (R) 74,95341.0
Roll Call Vitals


Rhode Island is 34th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@SenJackReed)


Sen. Jack Reed has the 78th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

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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.