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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-Fla.)

District: 15th District
Political Highlights: Polk County Republican Party chairman, 1992-95; Republican nominee for Fla. Senate, 1996; Fla. House, 2000-2008; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: Oct. 18, 1959; Lakeland, Fla.
Residence: Lakeland
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Cindy Ross; two children
Education: U. of Florida, attended 1977-78; Auburn U., B.S.B.A. 1981; Samford U., J.D. 1987
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Housing and Insurance; Terrorism Financing Task Force)

Election History
2014generalDennis Ross (R) 128,75060.3
Alan Cohn (D) 84,83239.7
2012generalDennis Ross (R) 00.0
2010generalDennis Ross (R) 102,70448.1
Lori Edwards (D) 87,76941.1
Randy Wilkinson (TEA) 22,85710.7
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Florida is 2nd 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.