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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: Ky. auditor, 1992-96; Ky. attorney general, 1996-2004; Democratic nominee for governor, 2003
Born: Sept. 12, 1959; Versailles, Ky.
Residence: Versailles
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Jennifer Chandler; three children
Education: U. of Kentucky, B.A. 1983; U. of Kentucky, J.D. 1986
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (4th full term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Middle East & North Africa); Select Intelligence

Election History
2012generalAndy Barr (R) 153,22250.6
Ben Chandler (D) 141,43846.7
Randolph Vance (I) 8,3402.8
2010generalBen Chandler (D) 119,81250.1
Andy Barr (R) 119,16549.8
2008generalBen Chandler (D) 203,76464.7
Jon Larson (R) 111,37835.3
2006generalBen Chandler (D) 158,76585.5
Paul Ard (LIBERT) 27,01514.5
2004generalBen Chandler (D) 175,35558.6
Tom Buford (R) 119,71640.0
Stacy Abner (CNSTP) 2,3880.8
Mark Gailey (LIBERT) 1,7580.6
2004specialBen Chandler (D) 84,16855.2
Alice Kerr (R) 65,47442.9
Mark Gailey (LIBERT) 2,9521.9
Roll Call Vitals


Kentucky is 22nd 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.