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)
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.