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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)

(will retire at end of term)


Biography
District: 14th District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1974; U.S. House, 1976-77; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 1976; U.S. House, 1979-85; sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1984; Libertarian nominee for president, 1988; U.S. House, 1997-2013; sought Republican nomination for president, 2008; sought Republican nomination for president, 2012
Born: Aug. 20, 1935; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Residence: Lake Jackson
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Carol Wells Paul; five children
Education: Gettysburg College, B.S. 1957; Duke U., M.D. 1961
Military Service: Air Force, 1963-65; Pa. Air National Guard, 1965-68
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (11th full term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Domestic Monetary Policy & Technology - Chairman; International Monetary Policy & Trade); Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalRon Paul (R) 140,62376.0
Robert Pruett (D) 44,43124.0
2008generalRon Paul (R) 191,293100.0
2006generalRon Paul (R) 94,38060.2
Shane Sklar (D) 62,42939.8
2004generalRon Paul (R) 173,668100.0
2002generalRon Paul (R) 102,90568.1
Corby Windham (D) 48,22431.9
2000generalRon Paul (R) 137,37059.7
Loy Sneary (D) 92,68940.3
1998generalRon Paul (R) 84,45955.3
Loy Sneary (D) 68,01444.5
Cynthia Newman () 3900.3
1996generalRon Paul (R) 99,96151.1
Charles Morris (D) 93,20047.6
Ed Fasanella (NL) 2,5381.3
1982generalRon Paul (R) 66,53698.6
1980generalRon Paul (R) 106,79751.0
Michael Andrews (D) 101,09448.4
1978generalRon Paul (R) 54,64350.6
1976general
Ron Paul (R) 96,26749.9
1974general
Ron Paul (R) 19,48328.4
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: TX-14)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

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3rd

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

192,702

Twitter Followers (@RepRonPaul)

Rep. Ron Paul 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.