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Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.)

District: 9th District
Political Highlights: Va. Senate, 1976-82; U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-2011
Born: Aug. 1, 1946; Abingdon, Va.
Residence: Abingdon
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Amy Boucher
Education: Roanoke College, B.A. 1968; U. of Virginia, J.D. 1971
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1982 (14th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology - Chairman; Energy & Power); Judiciary (Intellectual Property, Competition & the Internet - Vice Chairman)

Election History
2010generalMorgan Griffith (R) 95,72651.2
Rick Boucher (D) 86,74346.4
Jeremiah Heaton (I) 4,2822.3
2008generalRick Boucher (D) 207,30697.1
2006generalRick Boucher (D) 129,70567.8
C.W. Carrico (R) 61,57432.2
2004generalRick Boucher (D) 150,03959.3
Kevin Triplett (R) 98,49938.9
Seth Davis (I) 4,3411.7
2002generalRick Boucher (D) 100,07565.8
Jay Katzen (R) 52,07634.2
2000generalRick Boucher (D) 137,48869.8
Michael Osborne (R) 59,33530.1
1998generalRick Boucher (D) 87,16360.9
Joe Barta (R) 55,91839.1
1996generalRick Boucher (D) 122,90865.0
Patrick Muldoon (R) 58,05530.7
Thomas Roberts (VREF) 8,0804.3
1994generalRick Boucher (D) 102,87658.8
Steve Fast (R) 72,13341.2
1992generalRick Boucher (D) 133,28463.1
L. Weddle (R) 77,98536.9
1990generalRick Boucher (D) 67,21597.0
1988generalRick Boucher (D) 113,30963.0
John Brown (R) 65,41037.0
1986generalRick Boucher (D) 59,86499.0
1984generalRick Boucher (D) 102,44652.0
Jefferson Stafford (R) 94,51048.0
1982generalRick Boucher (D) 76,20550.0
William Wampler (R) 75,08250.0
Roll Call Vitals


Virginia is 6th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Rick Boucher has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) 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.