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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2007-present
Born: April 26, 1946; Chico, Calif.
Residence: Lowell
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Widowed; three children
Education: Michigan State U., attended 1964-65; Smith College, B.A. 1968; Boston U., J.D. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2007 (4th full term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Military Personnel; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Natural Resources (Energy & Mineral Resources; Federal Lands - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalNiki Tsongas (D) 139,10463.0
RoseAnn Wofford (R) 81,63836.9
2012generalNiki Tsongas (D) 212,11965.9
Jon Golnik (R) 109,37234.0
2010generalNiki Tsongas (D) 122,85854.8
Jon Golnik (R) 94,64642.2
Dale Brown (I) 4,3872.0
Robert Clark (I) 1,9910.9
2008generalNiki Tsongas (D) 225,94798.7
2007specialNiki Tsongas (D) 54,35951.3
Jim Ogonowski (R) 47,78245.1
Patrick Murphy (I) 2,1752.1
Kurt Hayes (I) 1,1261.1
Kevin Thompson (CNSTP) 3910.4
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Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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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.