District: 1st District Political Highlights: Colo. House, 1993-96; U.S. House, 1997-present Born: July 29, 1957; Tachikawa, Japan Residence: Denver Religion: Presbyterian Family: Husband, Lino Lipinsky; two children Education: Colorado College, B.A. 1979; New York U., J.D. 1982 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (9th term) Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Environment & the Economy; Oversight & Investigations - Ranking Member)
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.