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Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.)

Political Highlights: Wis. Democratic Party chairman, 1975-77; U.S. Senate, 1989-2013
Born: Feb. 7, 1935; Milwaukee, Wis.
Residence: Milwaukee
Religion: Jewish
Family: Single
Education: U. of Wisconsin, B.A. 1956; Harvard U., M.B.A. 1958
Military Service: Army Reserve, 1958-64
Start of Service: Elected: 1988 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture - Chairman; Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; Transportation-HUD); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights - Chairman; Crime & Terrorism); Special Aging

Election History
2006generalHerb Kohl (D) 1,439,21467.3
Robert Lorge (R) 630,29929.5
Rae Vogeler (WG) 42,4342.0
Ben Glatzel (I) 25,0961.2
2000generalHerb Kohl (D) 1,563,23861.5
John Gillespie (R) 940,74437.0
Tim Peterson (LIBERT) 21,3480.8
Eugene Hem (I) 9,5550.4
Robert Raymond (CNSTP) 4,2960.2
1994generalHerb Kohl (D) 912,66258.3
Robert Welch (R) 636,98940.7
James Dean (LIBERT) 15,4391.0
1988generalHerb Kohl (D) 1,128,62552.0
Susan Engeleiter (R) 1,030,44048.0
Roll Call Vitals


Wisconsin is 29th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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