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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.)

District: 26th District
Political Highlights: Hamburg Town Board, 1994-2007; Erie County clerk, 2007-11
Born: Aug. 27, 1958; Buffalo, N.Y.
Residence: Amherst
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, William J. Hochul Jr.; two children
Education: Syracuse U., B.A. 1980; Catholic U., J.D. 1983
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2011 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Tactical Air & Land Forces); Homeland Security (Counterterrorism & Intelligence; Emergency Preparedness, Response & Communications)

Election History
2012generalChris Collins (R, C) 161,22050.8
Kathy Hochul (D, WFM) 156,21949.2
2011specialKathy Hochul (D) 52,71347.4
Jane Corwin (R) 47,18742.5
Jack Davis (TEA) 10,0299.0
Ian Murphy (GREEN) 1,1771.1
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New York is 5th 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.