District: 10th District Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 1976; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1978; U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-2015 Born: Jan. 30, 1939; Philadelphia, Pa. Residence: Vienna Religion: Presbyterian Family: Wife, Carolyn Wolf; five children Education: Pennsylvania State U., B.A. 1961; Georgetown U., LL.B. 1965 Military Service: Army Reserve, 1962-63 Start of Service: Elected: 1980 (17th term) Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science - Chairman; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD - Vice Chairman)
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.