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Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas)


Biography
District: 32nd District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. House (special election), 1991; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1994; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-present
Born: March 22, 1955; Waco, Texas
Residence: Dallas
Religion: United Methodist
Family: Wife, Karen Sessions; two children, three stepchildren
Education: Southwest Texas State U., attended 1973-74; Southwestern U., B.S. 1978
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Rules (Rules & the Organization of the House)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalPete Sessions (R) 96,49561.8
Frank Perez (D) 55,32535.4
Ed Rankin (LIBERT) 4,2762.7
2012generalPete Sessions (R) 146,65358.3
Katherine Savers McGovern (D) 99,28839.5
Seth Hollist (LIBERT) 5,6952.3
2010generalPete Sessions (R) 79,43362.6
Grier Raggio (D) 44,25834.9
John Myers (LIBERT) 3,1782.5
2008generalPete Sessions (R) 116,28357.3
Eric Roberson (D) 82,40640.6
Alex Bischoff (LIBERT) 4,4212.2
2006generalPete Sessions (R) 71,46156.4
Will Pryor (D) 52,26941.3
John Hawley (LIBERT) 2,9222.3
2004generalPete Sessions (R) 109,85954.3
Martin Frost (D) 89,03044.0
Michael Needleman (LIBERT) 3,3471.7
2002generalPete Sessions (R) 100,22667.8
Pauline Dixon (D) 44,88630.4
Steve Martin (LIBERT) 1,5821.1
Carla Hubbell (GREEN) 1,2080.8
2000generalPete Sessions (R) 100,48754.0
Regina Montoya Coggins (D) 82,62944.4
Ken Ashby (LIBERT) 2,8421.5
1998generalPete Sessions (R) 61,71455.8
Victor Morales (D) 48,07343.4
Michael Needleman (LIBERT) 8800.8
1996generalPete Sessions (R) 80,19653.1
John Pouland (D) 70,92246.9
1994generalJohn Bryant (D) 61,87750.1
Pete Sessions (R) 58,52147.3
Barbara Morgan (I) 1,7151.4
Noel Kopala (LIBERT) 8760.7
Regina Arashvand (I) 6270.5
Roll Call Vitals

98th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R) is 10th.

3rd

Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

14,540

Twitter Followers (@PeteSessions)

Rep. Pete Sessions has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) 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.