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Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Wash. House, 1971-73; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1972; Wash. Senate, 1975-87; Democratic nominee for governor, 1980; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1984; U.S. House of Representatives, 1989-present
Born: Dec. 28, 1936; Chicago, Ill.
Residence: Seattle
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Divorced; two children
Education: Wheaton College (Ill.), B.S. 1958; U. of Illinois, M.D. 1963
Military Service: Navy Medical Service Corps, 1968-70
Start of Service: Elected: 1988 (14th term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Ways & Means (Health - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalJim McDermott (D) 203,95481.0
Craig Keller (R) 47,92119.0
2012generalJim McDermott (D) 298,36879.7
Ron Bemis (R) 76,21220.3
2010generalJim McDermott (D) 232,64983.0
Bob Jeffers-Schroder (I) 47,74117.0
2008generalJim McDermott (D) 291,96383.7
Steve Beren (R) 57,05416.3
2006generalJim McDermott (D) 195,46279.4
Steve Beren (R) 38,71515.7
Linnea Noreen (I) 11,9564.9
2004generalJim McDermott (D) 272,30280.7
Carol Cassady (R) 65,22619.3
2002generalJim McDermott (D) 156,30074.1
Carol Cassady (R) 46,25621.9
Stan Lippmann (LIBERT) 8,4474.0
2000generalJim McDermott (D) 193,47072.8
Joe Szwaja (GREEN) 52,14219.6
Joel Grus (LIBERT) 20,1977.6
1998generalJim McDermott (D) 183,07688.2
Stan Lippmann (REF) 19,5459.4
Jeff Powers (SW) 4,9212.4
1996generalJim McDermott (D) 209,75381.0
Frank Kleschen (R) 49,34119.0
1994generalJim McDermott (D) 148,35375.1
Keith Harris (R) 49,09124.9
1992generalJim McDermott (D) 222,60478.4
Glenn Hampson (R) 54,14919.1
Paul Glumaz (I) 7,1972.5
1990generalJim McDermott (D) 106,76172.0
1988generalJim McDermott (D) 173,80976.0
Robert Edwards (R) 53,90224.0
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Washington Rep. Doc Hastings (R) is 75th.


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


Twitter Followers (@RepJimMcDermott)

Rep. Jim McDermott has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) 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.