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Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas)

District: 13th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-present
Born: July 15, 1958; Clarendon, Texas
Residence: Clarendon
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Sally Thornberry; two children
Education: Texas Tech U., B.A. 1980; U. of Texas, J.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (11th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services

Election History
2014generalMac Thornberry (R) 110,84284.3
Mike Minter (D) 16,82212.8
Emily Pivoda (LIBERT) 2,8632.2
Don Cook (GREEN) 9240.7
2012generalMac Thornberry (R) 187,77591.0
John Deek (LIBERT) 12,7016.2
Keith Houston (GREEN) 5,9122.9
2010generalMac Thornberry (R) 113,20187.1
Keith Dyer (I) 11,1928.6
John Burwell (LIBERT) 5,6504.3
2008generalMac Thornberry (R) 180,07877.6
Roger Waun (D) 51,84122.4
2006generalMac Thornberry (R) 108,10774.4
Roger Waun (D) 33,46023.0
Jim Thompson (LIBERT) 3,8292.6
2004generalMac Thornberry (R) 189,44892.3
M.J. Smith (LIBERT) 15,7937.7
2002generalMac Thornberry (R) 119,40179.3
Zane Reese (D) 31,21820.7
2000generalMac Thornberry (R) 117,99567.6
Curtis Clinesmith (D) 54,34331.2
Brad Clardy (LIBERT) 2,1371.2
1998generalMac Thornberry (R) 81,14167.9
Mark Harmon (D) 37,02731.0
Georganne Payne (LIBERT) 1,2981.1
1996generalMac Thornberry (R) 116,09866.9
Samuel Silverman (D) 56,06632.3
Don Harkey (NL) 1,4630.8
1994generalMac Thornberry (R) 79,46655.4
Bill Sarpalius (D) 63,92344.6
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

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


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


Twitter Followers (@MacTXPress)

Rep. Mac Thornberry 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.