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Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.)


Biography
Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1981-89; U.S. Senate, 1989-99; U.S. ambassador to Germany, 2001-05; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: May 16, 1943; Jackson, Mich.
Residence: Indianapolis
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Marsha Coats; three children
Education: Wheaton College, B.A. 1965; Indiana U., Indianapolis, J.D. 1972
Military Service: Army Corps of Engineers, 1966-68
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Homeland Security - Ranking Member; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Select Intelligence; Joint Economic

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalDan Coats (R) 952,11654.6
Brad Ellsworth (D) 697,77540.0
Rebecca Sink-Burris (LIBERT) 94,3305.4
1990specialDan Coats (R) 806,04853.6
Baron Hill (D) 696,63946.3
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: IN-B)
 
No race


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42nd

Indiana is 42nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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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.