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)
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.