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Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: Tenn. Democratic Party chairman, 1981-83; U.S. House, 1985-2011
Born: Jan. 24, 1949; Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Residence: Murfreesboro
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Leslie Gordon; one child
Education: Middle Tennessee State U., B.S. 1971; U. of Tennessee, J.D. 1973
Military Service: Army Reserve, 1971-72
Start of Service: Elected: 1984 (13th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Trade & Consumer Protection; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Health); Science & Technology

Election History
2008generalBart Gordon (D) 194,26474.4
Chris Baker (I) 66,76425.6
2006generalBart Gordon (D) 129,06967.1
David Davis (R) 60,39231.4
Robert Garrison (I) 2,0351.1
Norman Saliba (I) 8840.5
2004generalBart Gordon (D) 167,44864.2
Nick Demas (R) 87,52333.6
J. Lyons (X) 3,8691.5
Norman Saliba (X) 1,8020.7
2002generalBart Gordon (D) 117,11965.9
Robert Garrison (R) 57,39732.3
J. Lyons (I) 3,0651.7
2000generalBart Gordon (D) 168,86162.1
David Charles (R) 97,16935.7
Jim Coffer (I) 4,6851.7
1998generalBart Gordon (D) 75,05554.6
Walt Massey (R) 62,27745.3
1996generalBart Gordon (D) 123,84654.4
Steve Gill (R) 94,59941.6
Jim Coffer (I) 9,1254.0
1994generalBart Gordon (D) 90,93350.6
Steve Gill (R) 88,75949.4
1992generalBart Gordon (D) 120,17756.6
Marsha Blackburn (R) 86,28940.6
H. Benson (I) 5,9522.8
1990generalBart Gordon (D) 60,53867.0
Gregory Cochran (R) 26,42429.0
1988generalBart Gordon (D) 123,65276.0
Wallace Embry (R) 38,03324.0
1986generalBart Gordon (D) 102,18077.0
Fred Vail (R) 30,82323.0
1984generalBart Gordon (D) 103,98963.0
Joe Simpkins (R) 61,55937.0
Roll Call Vitals


Tennessee is 24th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Bart Gordon 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.