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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Edward Whitfield (R-Ky.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Ky. House, 1974-75; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2016
Born: May 25, 1943; Hopkinsville, Ky.
Residence: Hopkinsville
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Constance Harriman Whitfield; one child
Education: U. of Kentucky, B.S. 1965; Wesley Theological Seminary, attended 1966; U. of Kentucky, J.D. 1969
Military Service: Army Reserve, 1967-73
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (11th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power - Chairman; Environment & the Economy; Health)

Election History
2014generalEdward Whitfield (R) 173,02273.1
Charles Hatchett (D) 63,59626.9
2012generalEdward Whitfield (R) 199,95669.6
Charles Hatchett (D) 87,19930.4
2010generalEdward Whitfield (R) 153,51971.2
Charles Hatchett (D) 61,96028.8
2008generalEdward Whitfield (R) 178,10764.3
Heather Ryan (D) 98,67435.7
2006generalEdward Whitfield (R) 123,61859.6
Tom Barlow (D) 83,86540.4
2004generalEdward Whitfield (R) 175,97267.4
Billy Cartwright (D) 85,22932.6
2002generalEdward Whitfield (R) 117,60065.3
Klint Alexander (D) 62,61734.8
2000generalEdward Whitfield (R) 132,11558.0
Brian Roy (D) 95,80642.0
1998generalEdward Whitfield (R) 95,30855.2
Tom Barlow (D) 77,40244.8
1996generalEdward Whitfield (R) 111,47353.6
Dennis Null (D) 96,68446.4
1994generalEdward Whitfield (R) 64,84951.0
Tom Barlow (D) 62,38749.0
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.