District: 26th District Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1978; U.S. House, 1981-2013 Born: July 5, 1952; Kansas City, Mo. Residence: San Dimas Religion: Christian Scientist Family: Single Education: Claremont Men's College, B.A. 1975; Claremont U. Center, M.A. 1976 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1980 (16th term) Committee Assignments: Rules (Legislative & Budget Process; Rules & the Organization of the House)
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.