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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.)

District: 13th District
Political Highlights: Mich. House, 1991-93; defeated for re-election to Mich. House, 1992; Mich. House, 1999-2003; Democratic nominee for Detroit City Council, 2001; candidate for Detroit mayor, 2005; Mich. Senate, 2003-10
Born: March 2, 1957; Detroit, Mich.
Residence: Detroit
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Choi Palms-Cohen
Education: Cornell U., B.F.A. 1984; Georgetown U., J.D. 1987
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Homeland Security (Border & Maritime Security; Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications); Science, Space & Technology (Research and Technology; Space)

Election History
2010generalHansen Clarke (D) 100,88579.4
John Hauler (R) 23,46218.5
George Corsetti (GREEN) 1,0320.8
Duane Montgomery (NPA) 8810.7
Heidi Peterson (LIBERT) 8150.6
Roll Call Vitals


Michigan is 7th 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.