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Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.)

District: 24th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 1998-present
Born: Jan. 10, 1938; Ladysmith, Wis.
Residence: Santa Barbara
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Widowed; three children (one deceased)
Education: Pacific Lutheran U., B.S. 1959; Yale U., M.A. 1964; U. of California, Santa Barbara, M.A. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (9th full term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy; Health); Natural Resources

Election History
2014generalLois Capps (D) 103,22851.9
Chris Mitchum (R) 95,56648.1
2012generalLois Capps (D) 156,74955.1
Abel Maldonado (R) 127,74644.9
2010generalLois Capps (D) 111,76857.8
Tom Watson (R) 72,74437.6
John Hager (I) 5,6252.9
Darrell Stafford (LIBERT) 3,3261.7
2008generalLois Capps (D) 171,40368.1
Matt Kokkonen (R) 80,38531.9
2006generalLois Capps (D) 114,66165.2
Victor Tognazzini (R) 61,27234.8
2004generalLois Capps (D) 153,98063.0
Donald Regan (R) 83,92634.4
Michael Favorite (LIBERT) 6,3912.6
2002generalLois Capps (D) 95,75259.0
Beth Rogers (R) 62,60438.6
James Hill (LIBERT) 3,8662.4
2000generalLois Capps (D) 135,53853.1
Mike Stoker (R) 113,09444.3
Richard Porter (REF) 2,4901.0
Joe Furcinite (LIBERT) 2,0600.8
J. Aguirre (NL) 1,8880.7
1998generalLois Capps (D) 109,51755.0
Tom Bordonaro (R) 85,92743.1
Robert Bakhaus (LIBERT) 2,5791.3
Richard Porter (REF) 1,2410.6
1998special runoffLois Capps (D) 93,39253.5
Tom Bordonaro (R) 78,22444.8
Robert Bakhaus (LIBERT) 3,0791.8
1998specialLois Capps (D) 69,60544.9
Tom Bordonaro (R) 44,11728.5
Brooks Firestone (R) 39,35625.4
Robert Bakhaus (LIBERT) 8890.6
Tod Rosenberger (LIBERT) 6650.4
Bob Lovgren (R) 2820.2
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow California Rep. George Miller (D) is 5th.


California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Lois Capps has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.