District: 7th District Political Highlights: Va. House, 1992-2001; defeated in primary for re-election to U.S. House, 2014; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-14 Born: June 6, 1963; Richmond, Va. Residence: Glen Allen Religion: Jewish Family: Wife, Diana Fine Cantor; three children Education: George Washington U., B.A. 1985; College of William & Mary, J.D. 1988; Columbia U., M.S. 1989 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (7th term) Committee Assignments: None
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.