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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Mass.)

District: 7th District
Political Highlights: Somerville Board of Aldermen, 1977-79; candidate for mayor of Somerville, 1979; candidate for mayor of Somerville, 1981; Somerville Board of Aldermen, 1985-89; mayor of Somerville, 1990-99; sought Democratic nomination for Mass. secretary of state, 1994; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate (special election), 2009; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-present
Born: Jan. 9, 1952; Somerville, Mass.
Residence: Somerville
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Barbara Teebagy Capuano; two children
Education: Dartmouth College, B.A. 1973; Boston College, J.D. 1977
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Ethics; Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Housing and Insurance; Oversight & Investigations); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalMichael Capuano (D) 142,13398.3
2012generalMichael Capuano (D) 210,79483.4
Karla Romero (I) 41,19916.3
2010generalMichael Capuano (D) 134,97498.0
2008generalMichael Capuano (D) 185,53098.6
2006generalMichael Capuano (D) 125,51590.7
Laura Garza (SW) 12,4499.0
2004generalMichael Capuano (D) 165,85298.7
2002generalMichael Capuano (D) 111,86199.6
2000generalMichael Capuano (D) 144,03199.3
1998generalMichael Capuano (D) 99,60381.7
Philip Hyde (R) 14,12511.6
Andrea Morell (SW) 4,8544.0
Anthony Schinella (I) 3,1292.6
Roll Call Vitals


Massachusetts is 20th 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.