District: 4th District Political Highlights: Republican nominee for Ala. House, 1990; Haleyville municipal judge, 1992-96; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-present Born: July 22, 1965; Haleyville, Ala. Residence: Haleyville Religion: Congregationalist Family: Wife, Caroline Aderholt; two children Education: Birmingham-Southern College, B.A. 1987; Samford U., J.D. 1990 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (10th term) Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture - Chairman; Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense)
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.