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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Williamson County Republican Party chairwoman, 1989-91; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1992; Tenn. Senate, 1999-2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-present
Born: June 6, 1952; Laurel, Miss.
Residence: Brentwood
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Husband, Chuck Blackburn; two children
Education: Mississippi State U., B.S. 1973
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Health; Oversight & Investigations; Select Investigative Panel - Chairwoman)

Election History
2014generalMarsha Blackburn (R) 110,53470.0
Daniel Cramer (D) 42,28026.8
Leonard Ladner (I) 5,0933.2
2012generalMarsha Blackburn (R) 182,73071.0
Credo Amouzouvik (D) 61,67924.0
Howard Switzer (GREEN) 4,6401.8
Jack Arnold (I) 4,2561.7
William Akin (I) 2,7401.1
Leonard Ladner (I) 1,2610.5
2010generalMarsha Blackburn (R) 158,91672.4
Greg Rabidoux (D) 54,34724.8
J.W. Stone (I) 6,3202.9
2008generalMarsha Blackburn (R) 217,33268.6
Randy Morris (D) 99,54931.4
2006generalMarsha Blackburn (R) 152,28866.0
Bill Morrison (D) 73,36931.8
Kathleen Culver (I) 1,8060.8
James White (I) 8980.4
William Smith (I) 8480.4
John Rimer (I) 7100.3
Gayl Pratt (I) 6630.3
2004generalMarsha Blackburn (R) 232,404100.0
2002generalMarsha Blackburn (R) 138,31470.7
Tim Barron (D) 51,79026.5
Rick Patterson (I) 5,4232.8
1992generalBart Gordon (D) 120,17756.6
Marsha Blackburn (R) 86,28940.6
H. Benson (I) 5,9522.8
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Tennessee Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R) is 27th.


Tennessee is 24th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@MarshaBlackburn)


Rep. Marsha Blackburn has the 24th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

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.