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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 2016; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Sept. 14, 1978; Jacksonville, Fla.
Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Casey Black DeSantis
Education: Yale U., B.A. 2001; Harvard U., J.D. 2005
Military Service: Navy Reserve, 2010-present; Navy, 2004-10
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Middle East & North Africa; Western Hemisphere); Judiciary (Constitution & Civil Justice - Vice Chairman; Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Executive Overreach); Oversight & Government Reform (Health Care, Benefits & Administrative Rules; National Security - Chairman)

Election History
2014generalRon DeSantis (R) 166,25462.5
David Cox (D) 99,56337.5
2012generalRon DeSantis (R) 195,96257.2
Heather Beaven (D) 146,48942.8
Roll Call Vitals


Florida is 2nd 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.