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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.)

Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. Senate, 1995-2007
Born: Feb. 22, 1952; Nashville, Tenn.
Residence: Nashville
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Karyn Frist; three children
Education: Princeton U., A.B. 1974; Harvard U., M.D. 1978
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Finance (Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions; Rules & Administration

Election History
2000generalBill Frist (R) 1,255,44465.1
Jeff Clark (D) 621,15232.2
Tom Burrell (GREEN) 25,8151.3
Charles Johnson (I) 10,0040.5
Robert Watson (I) 8,4160.4
David Ownby (I) 4,3880.2
Joel Kinstle (I) 3,1350.2
1994generalBill Frist (R) 834,22656.4
Jim Sasser (D) 623,16442.1
John Hooker (I) 13,2440.9
Charles Johnson (I) 6,6310.4
Philip Kienlen (I) 3,0870.2
Roll Call Vitals


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


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Sen. Bill Frist 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.