District: 3rd District Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1992; U.S. House, 1995-2011 Born: Oct. 28, 1957; Fort Benning, Ga. Residence: Chattanooga Religion: Baptist Family: Wife, Kim Wamp; two children Education: U. of North Carolina, attended 1977-78; U. of Tennessee, attended 1978-79; U. of North Carolina, attended 1979-80 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (8th term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2011 Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA - Ranking Member)
Defeated by Bill Haslam, R, in gubernatorial primary on August 5, 2010
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.