District: 8th District Political Highlights: Mich. Senate, 1995-00; U.S. House, 2001-15 Born: June 2, 1963; Livonia, Mich. Residence: Howell Religion: Methodist Family: Wife, Kristi Clemens Rogers; two children Education: Adrian College, B.A. 1985 Military Service: Army, 1985-88 Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (7th term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Health); Select Intelligence
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.