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Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Ga. House, 1975-81; Republican nominee for Ga. Senate, 1980; Ga. House, 1983-91; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1990; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2011
Born: Sept. 9, 1942; Deer River, Minn.
Residence: Duluth
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Lynne Linder; two children
Education: U. of Minnesota, Duluth, B.S. 1963; U. of Minnesota, D.D.S. 1967
Military Service: Air Force, 1967-69
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Ways & Means (Human Resources - Ranking Member; Oversight; Tax Policy)

Election History
2008generalJohn Linder (R) 209,35462.0
Doug Heckman (D) 128,15938.0
2006generalJohn Linder (R) 130,56170.9
Allan Burns (D) 53,55329.1
2004generalJohn Linder (R) 258,982100.0
2002generalJohn Linder (R) 138,99778.9
Michael Berlon (D) 37,12421.1
2000generalJohn Linder (R) 199,652100.0
1998generalJohn Linder (R) 120,90969.3
Vincent Littman (D) 53,51030.7
1996generalJohn Linder (R) 145,82164.3
Tommy Stephenson (D) 80,94035.7
1994generalJohn Linder (R) 90,06357.9
Comer Yates (D) 65,56642.1
1992generalJohn Linder (R) 126,49550.5
Cathey Steinberg (D) 123,81949.5
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Georgia is 18th 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.