Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)


Biography
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1994; Tenn. Finance and Administration Department commissioner, 1995-96; mayor of Chattanooga, 2001-05; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
Born: Aug. 24, 1952; Orangeburg, S.C.
Residence: Chattanooga
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Elizabeth Corker; two children
Education: U. of Tennessee, B.S. 1974
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Foreign Relations; Special Aging

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalBob Corker (R) 1,506,44364.9
Mark Clayton (D) 705,88230.4
Martin Pleasant (GREEN) 38,4721.7
Shaun Crowell (I) 20,9360.9
Kermit Steck (CNSTP) 18,6200.8
James Higdon (I) 8,0850.3
Michel Long (I) 8,0800.3
Troy Scoggin (I) 7,1480.3
David Gatchell (I) 6,5230.3
Angelia Stinnett (WRI) 4700.0
Jacob Maurer (WRI) 4090.0
Larry Crim (WRI) 2180.0
Jim Maynard (WRI) 1170.0
Margie Penn (WRI) 230.0
Gary Davis (WRI) 180.0
Lee Stewart (WRI) 140.0
Christopher Schappert (WRI) 120.0
Allen Hoenicke (WRI) 50.0
Mary Wright (WRI) 20.0
Fred Anderson (WRI) 00.0
DeWayne Jones (WRI) 00.0
2006generalBob Corker (R) 929,91150.7
Harold Ford (D) 879,97648.0
Ed Choate (I) 10,8310.6
David Gatchell (I) 3,7460.2
Emory Heyward (I) 3,5800.2
H. Keplinger (I) 3,0330.2
Chris Lugo (I) 2,5890.1
Roll Call Vitals

24th

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

34,329

Twitter Followers (@SenBobCorker)

35th

Sen. Bob Corker has the 35th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.



Bob Corker is ranked 23rd on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.









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.