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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.)

District: 11th District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for Mich. Senate, 2010; Republican nominee for U.S. House (special election), 2012; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-15; defeated for re-election to U.S. House, 2014
Born: Oct. 6, 1951; Detroit, Mich.
Residence: Milford
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Karen Bentivolio; two children
Education: Oakland Community College, attended 1971-83; Michigan State U., attended 1972-75; Michigan State U., attended 1989; St. Mary's College (Michigan), B.A. 1999; Marygrove College, M.A. 2001
Military Service: Army, 1970-71; Mich. National Guard, 1974; Mich. National Guard, 1990-2009
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform (National Security); Small Business (Contracting & Workforce; Investigations, Oversight & Regulations)

Election History
2014generalDave Trott (R) 140,43555.9
Bobby McKenzie (D) 101,68140.5
John Tatar (LIBERT) 7,7113.1
Kerry Bentivolio (WRI) 1,4110.6
2012generalKerry Bentivolio (R) 181,78850.8
Syed Taj (D) 158,87944.4
John Tatar (LIBERT) 9,6372.7
Steven Duke (GREEN) 4,5681.3
Daniel Johnson (NL) 3,2510.9
James Van Gilder (WRI) 140.0
Ralph Sherman (WRI) 10.0
2012specialDavid Curson (D) 159,25848.4
Kerry Bentivolio (R) 151,73646.1
John Tatar (LIBERT) 11,6063.5
Marc Sosnowski (USTAX) 6,5292.0
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Michigan is 7th 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.