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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Horry County Council chairman, 2010-12; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Aug. 4, 1957; Charleston, S.C.
Residence: Myrtle Beach
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Wrenzie Rice; three children
Education: U. of South Carolina, B.S. 1979; U. of South Carolina, J.D. 1982; U. of South Carolina, M.Acc. 1982
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Small Business (Economic Growth, Tax & Capital Access - Chairman); Transportation & Infrastructure (Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2014generalTom Rice (R) 102,83360.0
Gloria Tinubu (D) 68,57640.0
2012generalTom Rice (R) 153,06855.5
Gloria Tinubu (D) 122,38944.4
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow South Carolina Rep. James E. Clyburn (D) is 51st.


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


Twitter Followers (@RepTomRice)

Rep. Tom Rice has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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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.