District: 1st District Political Highlights: East Hartford Board of Education, 1978-79; East Hartford Town Council, 1979-83; Conn. Senate, 1983-95; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1994; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-present Born: July 22, 1948; Hartford, Conn. Residence: East Hartford Religion: Roman Catholic Family: Wife, Leslie Larson; three children Education: Central Connecticut State U., B.S. 1971 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (9th term) Committee Assignments: Ways & Means
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.