Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for president, 2000; U.S. Senate, 1977-present Born: March 22, 1934; Pittsburgh, Pa. Residence: Salt Lake City Religion: Mormon Family: Wife, Elaine Hatch; six children Education: Brigham Young U., B.S. 1959; U. of Pittsburgh, J.D. 1962 Military Service: None Start of Service: Elected: 1976 (7th term) Committee Assignments: Finance; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Primary Health and Retirement Security); Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Special Aging; Joint Taxation
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.