District: 7th District Political Highlights: assistant U.S. attorney, 1994-98; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2000; U.S. House, 2003-11 Born: Oct. 9, 1967; Montgomery, Ala. Residence: Birmingham Religion: Lutheran Family: Wife, Tara Davis Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1990; Harvard U., J.D. 1993 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (4th term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2011 Committee Assignments: House Administration (Elections); Ways & Means (Income Security & Family Support; Oversight)
Defeated by Ron Sparks, D, in gubernatorial primary on June 1, 2010
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.