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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.)

District: 9th District
Political Highlights: Wash. Senate, 1991-97; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-present
Born: June 15, 1965; Washington, D.C.
Residence: Bellevue
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Sara Smith; two children
Education: Fordham U., B.A. 1987; U. of Washington, J.D. 1990
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services; Benghazi Attack

Election History
2014generalAdam Smith (D) 118,13270.8
Doug Basler (R) 48,66229.2
2012generalAdam Smith (D) 192,03471.6
James Postma (R) 76,10528.4
2010generalAdam Smith (D) 123,74354.9
Richard Muri (R) 101,85145.1
2008generalAdam Smith (D) 176,29565.4
James Postma (R) 93,08034.6
2006generalAdam Smith (D) 119,03865.7
Steven Cofchin (R) 62,08234.3
2004generalAdam Smith (D) 162,43363.3
Paul Lord (R) 88,30434.4
Robert Losey (GREEN) 5,9342.3
2002generalAdam Smith (D) 95,80558.5
Sarah Casada (R) 63,14638.6
J. Mills (LIBERT) 4,7592.9
2000generalAdam Smith (D) 135,45261.7
Chris Vance (R) 76,76635.0
Jonathan Wright (LIBERT) 7,4053.4
1998generalAdam Smith (D) 111,94864.7
Ron Taber (R) 61,10835.3
1996generalAdam Smith (D) 105,23650.1
Randy Tate (R) 99,19947.3
David Gruenstein (NL) 5,4322.6
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Washington is 11th 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.