District: 1st District Political Highlights: Republican nominee for vice president, 2012; U.S. House, 1999-present Born: Jan. 29, 1970; Janesville, Wis. Residence: Janesville Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Janna Ryan; three children Education: Miami U. (Ohio), B.A. 1992 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (8th term) Committee Assignments: Budget; Ways & Means (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.