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
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.