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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for mayor of Cincinnati, 2009; Cincinnati Board of Health, 2009-12; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: June 17, 1958; Cincinnati, Ohio
Residence: Cincinnati
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Monica Wenstrup; one child
Education: U. of Cincinnati, B.A. 1980; William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, B.S. 1985; William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, D.P.M. 1985
Military Service: Army Reserve Medical Corps, 1998-present
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Veterans' Affairs (Economic Opportunity - Chairman; Health); Select Intelligence (Defense Intelligence & Overhead Architecture; Emerging Threats)

Election History
2014generalBrad Wenstrup (R) 132,65866.0
Marek Tyszkiewicz (D) 68,45334.0
2012generalBrad Wenstrup (R) 194,29658.6
William Smith (D) 137,07741.4
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) is 15th.


Ohio is 14th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@repbradwenstrup)

Rep. Brad Wenstrup has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.