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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Franklin County Republican Party chairman, 1984-91; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2015
Born: July 14, 1948; Hampton, Iowa
Residence: Clive
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Kathy Latham; three children
Education: Wartburg College, attended 1967; Iowa State U., attended 1967-70
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Homeland Security; Transportation-HUD - Chairman)

Election History
2012generalTom Latham (R) 202,00052.2
Leonard Boswell (D) 168,63243.6
Scott Batcher (NPA) 9,3522.4
David Rosenfeld (SW) 6,2861.6
2010generalTom Latham (R) 152,58865.6
Bill Maske (D) 74,30032.0
Dan Lensing (I) 5,4992.4
2008generalTom Latham (R) 185,45860.5
Becky Greenwald (D) 120,74639.4
2006generalTom Latham (R) 120,98457.3
Selden Spencer (D) 90,35942.8
2004generalTom Latham (R) 181,29460.9
Paul Johnson (D) 116,12139.0
2002generalTom Latham (R) 115,43054.8
John Norris (D) 90,78443.1
Terry Wilson (LIBERT) 2,9521.4
Jim Hennager (EF) 1,5440.7
2000generalTom Latham (R) 159,36768.8
Mike Palecek (D) 67,59329.2
Ben Olson (LIBERT) 2,8751.2
Ray Holtorf (I) 1,9170.8
1998generalTom Latham (R) 132,73099.2
1996generalTom Latham (R) 147,57665.5
MacDonald Smith (D) 75,78533.6
Michael Dimick (NL) 2,0380.9
1994generalTom Latham (R) 114,79660.8
Sheila McGuire (D) 73,62739.0
Roll Call Vitals


Iowa is 23rd 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.