District: 5th District Political Highlights: Wis. Assembly, 1969-75; Wis. Senate, 1975-79; U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-present Born: June 14, 1943; Chicago, Ill. Residence: Menomonee Falls Religion: Anglican Catholic Family: Wife, Cheryl Sensenbrenner; two children Education: Stanford U., A.B. 1965; U. of Wisconsin, J.D. 1968 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1978 (19th term) Committee Assignments: Judiciary; Science, Space & Technology
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.