District: At Large Political Highlights: Virgin Is. Democratic Territorial Committee, 1980-97; Virgin Is. Board of Education, 1984-86; Virgin Is. acting commissioner of health, 1993-94; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1994; U.S. House, 1997-present Born: Sept. 19, 1945; Teaneck, N.J. Residence: St. Croix Religion: Moravian Family: Divorced; two children Education: Saint Mary's College (Ind.), B.S. 1966; George Washington U., M.D. 1970 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (9th term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Energy & Power; Health)
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.