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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2006; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, 2016; U.S. House of Representatives, 2008-present
Born: June 28, 1958; Yanceyville, N.C.
Residence: Oxon Hill
Religion: Baptist
Family: Engaged to Nelson Jones; one child
Education: Wake Forest U., B.A. 1980; Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (4th full term)
Committee Assignments: Science, Space & Technology (Environment; Space - Ranking Member); Transportation & Infrastructure (Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2014generalDonna Edwards (D) 134,62870.2
Nancy Hoyt (R) 54,21728.3
Arvin Vohra (LIBERT) 2,7951.5
2012generalDonna Edwards (D) 240,38577.2
Faith Loudon (R) 64,56020.7
Scott Soffen (LIBERT) 6,2042.0
2010generalDonna Edwards (D) 160,22883.4
Robert Broadus (R) 31,46716.4
2008generalDonna Edwards (D) 258,70485.8
Peter James (R) 38,73912.9
Thibeaux Lincecum (LIBERT) 3,3841.1
2008specialDonna Edwards (D) 16,48180.5
Peter James (R) 3,63817.8
Thibeaux Lincecum (LIBERT) 2161.1
Roll Call Vitals


Maryland is 9th 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.