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Sen. Jeff Chiesa (R-N.J.)


Political Highlights: assistant U.S. attorney, 2002-09; New Jersey attorney general, 2012-13; U.S. Senate, 2013
Born: June 22, 1965; Somerville, N.J.
Residence: Branchburg Township
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Jenny Chiesa; two children
Education: U. of Notre Dame, B.B.A. 1987; Catholic U., J.D. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Appointed: 2013 (1st term)
End of Service: Oct. 31, 2013
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation; Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Emergency Management & District of Columbia; Permanent Investigations); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
Roll Call Vitals


New Jersey is 8th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Sen. Jeff Chiesa has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) 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.