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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: assistant U.S. attorney, 1994-00; S.C. 7th Circuit solicitor, 2001-10; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: Aug. 22, 1964; Greenville, S.C.
Residence: Spartanburg
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Terri Gowdy; two children
Education: Baylor U., B.A. 1986; U. of South Carolina, J.D. 1989
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Ethics; Judiciary (Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations; Executive Overreach; Immigration & Border Security - Chairman); Oversight & Government Reform (Government Operations; Health Care, Benefits & Administrative Rules); Benghazi Attack

Election History
2014generalTrey Gowdy (R) 126,45284.8
Curtis McLaughlin (LIBERT) 21,96914.7
2012generalTrey Gowdy (R) 173,20164.9
Deb Morrow (D) 89,96433.7
Jeff Sumerel (GREEN) 3,3901.3
2010generalTrey Gowdy (R) 137,58663.5
Paul Corden (D) 62,43828.8
Dave Edwards (CNSTP) 11,0595.1
Rick Mahler (LIBERT) 3,0101.4
C. Walters (GREEN) 2,5641.2
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South Carolina is 12th 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.