Member Guide | Roll Call

Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. House, 1972; lieutenant governor, 1983-85; U.S. Senate, 1985-2013; Democratic nominee for president, 2004; secretary of State, 2013-present
Born: Dec. 11, 1943; Aurora, Colo.
Residence: Boston
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry; two children, three stepchildren
Education: Yale U., B.A. 1966; Boston College, J.D. 1976
Military Service: Navy, 1966-70; Naval Reserve, 1966
Confirmed or Appointed:

Election History
2008generalJohn Kerry (D) 1,971,97465.9
Jeffrey Beatty (R) 926,04431.0
Robert Underwood (LIBERT) 93,7133.1
2002generalJohn Kerry (D) 1,605,97680.0
Michael Cloud (LIBERT) 369,80718.4
1996generalJohn Kerry (D) 1,334,13552.2
William Weld (R) 1,143,12044.7
Susan Gallagher-Long (C) 70,0072.7
Robert Stowe (NL) 7,1690.3
1990generalJohn Kerry (D) 1,321,71257.0
Jim Rappaport (R) 992,91743.0
1984generalJohn Kerry (D) 1,392,98155.1
Raymond Shamie (R) 1,136,80644.9
1972generalPaul Cronin (R) 110,97053.5
John Kerry (D) 92,84744.7
Roll Call Vitals

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.