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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.)

(will retire at end of term)


Biography
District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1996; U.S. House, 1999-2011
Born: March 7, 1956; Chama, N.M.
Residence: Vancouver
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Rachel Nugent; two children
Education: U. of Utah, B.S. 1977; U. of Wyoming, M.S. 1980; U. of Wyoming, Ph.D. 1984
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Science & Technology (Energy & Environment - Chairman; Research & Science Education); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2008generalBrian Baird (D) 216,70164.0
Michael Delavar (R) 121,82836.0
2006generalBrian Baird (D) 147,06563.1
Michael Messmore (R) 85,91536.9
2004generalBrian Baird (D) 193,62661.9
Thomas Crowson (R) 119,02738.1
2002generalBrian Baird (D) 119,26461.7
Joseph Zarelli (R) 74,06538.3
2000generalBrian Baird (D) 159,42856.4
Trent Matson (R) 114,86140.6
Erne Lewis (LIBERT) 8,3753.0
1998generalBrian Baird (D) 120,36454.7
Don Benton (R) 99,85545.3
1996generalLinda Smith (R) 123,11750.2
Brian Baird (D) 122,23049.8
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: WA-03)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

11th

Washington is 11th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Brian Baird has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) 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.