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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: Mo. House, 1993-95; Mo. Senate, 1995-00; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present
Born: Nov. 7, 1963; Fairfax, Mo.
Residence: Tarkio
Religion: Baptist
Family: Separated; three children
Education: U. of Missouri, B.S. 1986
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit - Chairman; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)

Election History
2014generalSam Graves (R) 124,61666.7
W.A. Hedge (D) 55,15729.5
Russ Monchil (LIBERT) 7,1973.8
2012generalSam Graves (R) 216,90665.0
Kyle Yarber (D) 108,50332.5
Russ Monchil (LIBERT) 8,2792.5
2010generalSam Graves (R) 154,10369.4
Clint Hylton (D) 67,76230.5
Kyle Yarber (WRI) 470.0
2008generalSam Graves (R) 196,52659.4
Kay Barnes (D) 121,89436.9
Dave Browning (LIBERT) 12,2793.7
2006generalSam Graves (R) 150,88261.6
Mary Jo Shettles (D) 87,47735.7
Erik Buck (LIBERT) 4,7571.9
Shirley Yurkonis (PRO) 1,6790.7
2004generalSam Graves (R) 196,51663.8
Charles Broomfield (D) 106,98734.8
Erik Buck (LIBERT) 4,3521.4
2002generalSam Graves (R) 131,15163.0
Cathy Rinehart (D) 73,20235.2
Erik Buck (LIBERT) 3,7351.8
2000generalSam Graves (R) 138,92550.9
Steve Danner (D) 127,79246.8
James Dykes (LIBERT) 3,6961.4
Marie Richey (NL) 2,7881.0
Roll Call Vitals


Missouri is 30th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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.