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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Smith County District Court judge, 1993-2002; Texas Court of Appeals chief justice, 2002-03; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: Aug. 18, 1953; Pittsburg, Texas
Residence: Tyler
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Kathy Gohmert; three children
Education: Texas A&M U., B.A. 1975; Baylor U., J.D. 1977
Military Service: Army, 1978-82
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Constitution & Civil Justice; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations - Vice Chairman; Executive Overreach); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Federal Lands; Oversight and Investigations - Chairman)

Election History
2014generalLouie Gohmert (R) 115,08477.5
Shirley McKellar (D) 33,47622.5
2012generalLouie Gohmert (R) 178,32271.4
Shirley McKellar (D) 67,22226.9
Clark Patterson (LIBERT) 4,1141.6
2010generalLouie Gohmert (R) 129,39889.7
Charles Parkes (LIBERT) 14,81110.3
2008generalLouie Gohmert (R) 189,01287.6
Roger Owen (I) 26,81412.4
2006generalLouie Gohmert (R) 104,09968.0
Roger Owen (D) 46,30330.2
Donald Perkison (LIBERT) 2,6681.7
2004generalLouie Gohmert (R) 157,06861.5
Max Sandlin (D) 96,28137.7
Dean Tucker (LIBERT) 2,1580.9
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Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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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.