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Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.)

Political Highlights: S.D. House, 1979-83; S.D. Senate, 1983-87; U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-97; U.S. Senate, 1997-2015
Born: Dec. 28, 1946; Canton, S.D.
Residence: Aberdeen
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Barbara Johnson; three children
Education: U. of South Dakota, B.A. 1969; U. of South Dakota, M.A. 1970; Michigan State U., attended 1970-71; U. of South Dakota, J.D. 1975
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Defense; Energy-Water; Interior-Environment; Military Construction-VA - Chairman; Transportation-HUD); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs; Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Indian Affairs

Election History
2008generalTim Johnson (D) 237,88962.5
Joel Dykstra (R) 142,78437.5
2002generalTim Johnson (D) 167,48149.6
John Thune (R) 166,95749.5
Kurt Evans (LIBERT) 3,0700.9
1996generalTim Johnson (D) 166,53351.3
Larry Pressler (R) 157,95448.7
1994generalTim Johnson (D) 183,03659.8
Jan Berkhout (R) 112,05436.6
Ronald Wieczorek (I) 10,8323.5
1992generalTim Johnson (D) 230,07069.1
John Timmer (R) 89,37526.9
Ronald Wieczorek (I) 6,7462.0
Robert Newland (LIBERT) 3,9311.2
Ann Balakier (I) 2,7800.8
1990generalTim Johnson (D) 173,81468.0
Don Frankenfeld (R) 83,48432.0
1988generalTim Johnson (D) 223,75972.0
David Volk (R) 88,15728.0
1986generalTim Johnson (D) 171,46259.0
Dale Bell (R) 118,26141.0
Roll Call Vitals


South Dakota is 37th 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.