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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.)

District: 37th District
Political Highlights: Calif. Assembly, 2004-10; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: Oct. 3, 1953; Los Angeles, Calif.
Residence: Los Angeles
Religion: Baptist
Family: Divorced; one child (deceased) and four stepchildren
Education: San Diego State U., attended 1971-73; California State U., Dominguez Hills, B.S. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights & International Organizations - Ranking Member); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalKaren Bass (D) 96,78784.3
R. King (R) 18,05115.7
2012generalKaren Bass (D) 207,03986.4
Morgan Osborne (R) 32,54113.6
2010generalKaren Bass (D) 131,99086.1
James Andion (R) 21,34213.9
Roll Call Vitals


California is 1st 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.