District: At Large Political Highlights: Mont. House, 1985-91; lieutenant governor, 1991-97; Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, 1996 Born: Oct. 5, 1955; Billings, Mont. Residence: Billings Religion: Episcopalian Family: Wife, Janice Lenhardt Rehberg; three children Education: Montana State U., attended 1973-74; Washington State U., B.A. 1977 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (6th term) End of Service: Jan. 3, 2013 Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Energy-Water; Labor-HHS-Education - Chairman; Legislative Branch)
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.