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Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah)

Counsel & Adviser to the Leader


Biography
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. Senate, 1993-2011; defeated in party convention for the U.S. Senate, 2010
Born: Sept. 18, 1933; Salt Lake City, Utah
Residence: Salt Lake City
Religion: Mormon
Family: Wife, Joyce Bennett; six children
Education: U. of Utah, B.S. 1957
Military Service: Utah National Guard, 1957-60
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Defense; Energy-Water - Ranking Member; Interior-Environment; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions; Securities, Insurance & Investment; Security & International Trade); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands & Forests; Water & Power); Rules & Administration; Joint Economic; Joint Library; Joint Printing

Defeated by Tim Bridgewater, R, and Mike Lee, R, in party convention on May 8, 2010

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2004generalRobert Bennett (R) 626,64068.7
R. Van Dam (D) 258,95528.4
Gary Van Horn (C) 17,2891.9
Joe Labonte (PC) 8,8241.0
1998generalRobert Bennett (R) 316,65264.0
Scott Leckman (D) 163,17233.0
Gary Van Horn (IA) 15,0733.0
David Workman () 120.0
1992generalRobert Bennett (R) 420,06955.4
Wayne Owens (D) 301,22839.7
Anita Morrow (POP) 17,5492.3
Maury Modine (LIBERT) 14,3411.9
Patricia Grogan (SW) 5,2920.7
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: UT-B)
 
No race


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46th

Utah is 46th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Sen. Robert F. Bennett 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.