District: 13th District Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, 2000; Pa. Senate, 1991-2004; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 2014; U.S. House, 2005-15 Born: Oct. 3, 1948; Queens, N.Y. Residence: Jenkintown Religion: Jewish Family: Husband, David Schwartz; two children Education: Simmons College, B.A. 1970; Bryn Mawr College, M.S.W. 1972 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (5th term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2015 Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Select Revenue Measures; Social Security)
Defeated in a primary for governor on May 20, 2014
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.