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Rep. John M. Spratt Jr. (D-S.C.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-2011
Born: Nov. 1, 1942; Charlotte, N.C.
Residence: York
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Jane Spratt; three children
Education: Davidson College, A.B. 1964; Oxford U., M.A. 1966; Yale U., LL.B. 1969
Military Service: Army, 1969-71
Start of Service: Elected: 1982 (14th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Oversight & Investigations; Strategic Forces; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Budget

Defeated by Mick Mulvaney, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalMick Mulvaney (R) 125,83455.1
John Spratt (D) 102,29644.8
2008generalJohn Spratt (D) 188,78561.6
Albert Spencer (R) 113,28237.0
Frank Waggoner (CNSTP) 4,0931.3
2006generalJohn Spratt (D) 99,66956.9
Ralph Norman (R) 75,42243.1
2004generalJohn Spratt (D) 152,86763.0
Albert Spencer (R) 89,56836.9
2002generalJohn Spratt (D) 121,91285.9
Doug Kendall (LIBERT) 11,0137.8
Steve Lefemine (CNSTP) 8,9306.3
2000generalJohn Spratt (D) 126,87758.8
Carl Gullick (R) 85,24739.5
Tom Campbell (LIBERT) 3,6651.7
1998generalJohn Spratt (D) 95,69658.0
Mike Burkhold (R) 66,36740.2
Dianne Nevins (NL) 2,7651.7
1996generalJohn Spratt (D) 97,17454.1
Larry Bigham (R) 81,36045.3
P.G. Joshi (NL) 1,1550.6
1994generalJohn Spratt (D) 77,31152.1
Larry Bigham (R) 70,96747.8
1992generalJohn Spratt (D) 112,03161.2
Bill Horne (R) 70,86638.7
1990generalJohn Spratt (D) 91,775100.0
1988generalJohn Spratt (D) 107,95970.0
Robert Carley (R) 46,62230.0
1986generalJohn Spratt (D) 95,859100.0
1984generalJohn Spratt (D) 98,51392.0
1982generalJohn Spratt (D) 69,34568.0
Roll Call Vitals


South Carolina is 12th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepMickMulvaney)

Rep. John M. Spratt Jr. 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.