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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-La.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: independent candidate for La. House, 2007; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-11
Born: March 13, 1967; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Residence: New Orleans
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Hieu "Kate" Hoang; two children
Education: Baylor U., B.S. 1990; Fordham U., M.A. 1995; Loyola U. New Orleans, J.D. 2000
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications; Oversight and Management Efficiency); Oversight & Government Reform (Transportation & Public Assets); Transportation & Infrastructure (Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
2010generalCedric Richmond (D) 83,70564.6
Anh Cao (R) 43,37833.5
Anthony Marquize (NPA) 1,8761.4
Jack Radosta (NPA) 6450.5
2008generalAnh Cao (R) 33,13249.5
William Jefferson (D) 31,31846.8
Malik Rahim (GREEN) 1,8832.8
Gregory Kahn (LIBERT) 5490.8
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Louisiana is 4th 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.