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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1994; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-present
Born: Nov. 20, 1959; Worcester, Mass.
Residence: Worcester
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Lisa McGovern; two children
Education: American U., B.A. 1981; American U., M.P.A. 1984
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Biotechnology, Horticulture & Research; Nutrition - Ranking Member); Rules

Election History
2014generalJim McGovern (D) 169,64098.2
2012generalJim McGovern (D) 259,25798.5
2010generalJim McGovern (D) 122,70856.5
Marty Lamb (R) 85,12439.2
Patrick Barron (I) 9,3884.3
2008generalJim McGovern (D) 227,61998.5
2006generalJim McGovern (D) 166,97398.8
2004generalJim McGovern (D) 192,03670.5
Ronald Crews (R) 80,19729.4
2002generalJim McGovern (D) 155,69798.8
2000generalJim McGovern (D) 213,06598.8
1998generalJim McGovern (D) 108,61356.9
Matthew Amorello (R) 79,17441.5
George Phillies (LIBERT) 2,8871.5
1996generalJim McGovern (D) 135,04452.9
Peter Blute (R) 115,69445.4
Dale Friedgen (NL) 3,3621.3
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Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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