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Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.)

(Defeated for other office)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for Kan. House, 1990; Kan. Senate, 1993-95; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2011
Born: June 15, 1951; Vermillion, S.D.
Residence: Goddard
Religion: Assemblies of God
Family: Wife, Vicki Tiahrt; three children (one deceased)
Education: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, attended 1969-71; Evangel College, B.A. 1975; Southwest Missouri State U., M.B.A. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (8th term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2011
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Labor-HHS-Education - Ranking Member)

Election History
2008generalTodd Tiahrt (R) 177,61763.4
Donald Betts (D) 90,70632.4
Susan Ducey (REF) 6,4412.3
Steven Rosile (LIBERT) 5,3451.9
2006generalTodd Tiahrt (R) 116,38663.5
Garth McGinn (D) 62,16633.9
Joy Holt (REF) 4,6552.5
2004generalTodd Tiahrt (R) 173,15166.1
Michael Kinard (D) 81,38831.1
David Loomis (LIBERT) 7,3762.8
2002generalTodd Tiahrt (R) 115,69160.6
Carlos Nolla (D) 70,65637.0
Maike Warren (LIBERT) 4,6162.4
2000generalTodd Tiahrt (R) 131,87154.4
Carlos Nolla (D) 101,98042.0
Steven Rosile (LIBERT) 8,7323.6
1998generalTodd Tiahrt (R) 94,78558.3
Jim Lawing (D) 62,73738.6
Craig Newland (TAX) 5,1713.2
1996generalTodd Tiahrt (R) 128,48650.1
Randy Rathbun (D) 119,54446.6
Seth Warren (LIBERT) 8,3613.3
1994generalTodd Tiahrt (R) 111,65352.9
Dan Glickman (D) 99,36647.1
Roll Call Vitals


Kansas is 43rd 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.