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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.)

Political Highlights: New Castle County Council president, 2001-05; New Castle County executive, 2005-10; U.S. Senate, 2010-present
Born: Sept. 9, 1963; Greenwich, Conn.
Residence: Wilmington
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Annie Lingenfelter; three children
Education: Amherst College, A.B. 1985; Yale U., J.D. 1992; Yale U., M.A.R. 1992
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Energy-Water; Financial Services - Ranking Member; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Foreign Relations (Africa and Global Health Policy; East Asia; State Department and USAID Management); Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights; Constitution; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts - Ranking Member; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Select Ethics

Election History
2014generalChris Coons (D) 130,65555.8
Kevin Wade (R) 98,82342.2
Andrew Groff (GREEN) 4,5601.9
2010specialChris Coons (D) 174,01256.6
Christine O'Donnell (R) 123,05340.0
Glenn Miller (I) 8,2012.7
James Rash (LIBERT) 2,1010.7
Maurice Bourgeois (WRI) 00.0
Samtra Devard (WRI) 00.0
Roll Call Vitals


Delaware is 27th 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.