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Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Democratic candidate for Philadelphia City Commission, 1979; Pa. House, 1983-89; Pa. Senate, 1989-95; Consumer Party nominee for U.S. House (special election), 1991; sought Democratic nomination for mayor of Philadelphia, 2007; defeated in primary for U.S. House, 2016; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2016
Born: Nov. 21, 1956; Philadelphia, Pa.
Residence: Philadelphia
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Renee Chenault-Fattah; four children
Education: Community College of Philadelphia, attended 1976; U. of Pennsylvania, M.A. 1986
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (11th term)
Committee Assignments: None

Election History
2014generalChaka Fattah (D) 181,14187.7
Armond James (R) 25,39712.3
2012generalChaka Fattah (D) 318,17689.3
Robert Mansfield (R) 33,3819.4
James Foster (I) 4,8291.4
2010generalChaka Fattah (D) 182,80089.3
Rick Hellberg (R) 21,90710.7
2008generalChaka Fattah (D) 276,87088.9
Adam Lang (R) 34,46611.1
2006generalChaka Fattah (D) 165,86788.6
Michael Gessner (R) 17,2919.2
David Baker (GREEN) 4,1252.2
2004generalChaka Fattah (D) 253,22688.0
Stewart Bolno (R) 34,41112.0
2002generalChaka Fattah (D) 150,62387.8
Thomas Dougherty (R) 20,98812.2
2000generalChaka Fattah (D) 180,02198.0
Ken Krawchuk (LIBERT) 3,6732.0
1998generalChaka Fattah (D) 102,76386.5
Anne Mulligan (R) 16,00113.5
1996generalChaka Fattah (D) 168,88788.0
Larry Murphy (R) 23,04712.0
1994generalChaka Fattah (D) 120,55385.9
Lawrence Watson (R) 19,82414.1
1991specialLucien Blackwell (D) 51,82039.2
Chaka Fattah (CON) 37,06828.0
Roll Call Vitals


Pennsylvania is 10th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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.