District: At Large Political Highlights: Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, 2008; U.S. House, 2013-present Born: Aug. 20, 1962; Van Nuys, Calif. Residence: Bozeman Religion: Presbyterian Family: Wife, Cindy Daines; four children Education: Montana State U., B.S. 1984 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term) Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Security Technologies; Oversight and Management Efficiency); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Indian & Alaska Native Affairs; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)
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.