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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Harris County District Court judge, 1981-2003; U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-present
Born: Sept. 10, 1948; Temple, Texas
Residence: Humble
Religion: Church of Christ
Family: Wife, Carol Poe; four children
Education: Abilene Christian College, B.A. 1970; U. of Houston, J.D. 1973
Military Service: Air Force Reserve, 1970-76
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade - Chairman); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations; Executive Overreach)

Election History
2014generalTed Poe (R) 101,93667.9
Niko Letsos (D) 44,46229.6
James Veasaw (LIBERT) 2,3161.5
Mark Roberts (GREEN) 1,3120.9
2012generalTed Poe (R) 159,66464.8
Jim Dougherty (D) 80,51232.7
Kenneth Duncan (LIBERT) 4,1401.7
Mark Roberts (GREEN) 2,0120.8
2010generalTed Poe (R) 130,02088.6
David Smith (LIBERT) 16,71111.4
2008generalTed Poe (R) 175,10188.9
Craig Wolfe (LIBERT) 21,81311.1
2006generalTed Poe (R) 90,49065.6
Gary Binderim (D) 45,08032.7
Justo Perez (LIBERT) 2,2951.7
2004generalTed Poe (R) 139,95155.5
Nick Lampson (D) 108,15642.9
Sandra Saulsbury (LIBERT) 3,9311.6
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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.