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Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.)


District: 36th District
Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-99; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1998; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-11
Born: June 28, 1945; Queens, N.Y.
Residence: Venice
Religion: Jewish
Family: Husband, Sidney Harman; four children
Education: Smith College, B.A. 1966; Harvard U., J.D. 1969
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (9th term)
End of Service: Feb. 28, 2011
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Energy & Power); Homeland Security (Counterterrorism & Intelligence - Ranking Member)

Election History
2010generalJane Harman (D) 114,48959.6
Mattie Fein (R) 66,70634.7
Herb Peters (LIBERT) 10,8405.6
2008generalJane Harman (D) 171,94868.6
Brian Gibson (R) 78,54331.4
2006generalJane Harman (D) 105,32363.4
Brian Gibson (R) 53,06831.9
James Smith (PFP) 4,5922.8
Mike Binkley (LIBERT) 3,1701.9
2004generalJane Harman (D) 151,20862.0
Paul Whitehead (R) 81,66633.5
Alice Stek (PF) 6,1052.5
Mike Binkley (LIBERT) 5,0652.1
2002generalJane Harman (D) 88,19861.4
Stuart Johnson (R) 50,32835.0
Mark McSpadden (LIBERT) 5,2253.6
2000generalJane Harman (D) 115,65148.4
Steven Kuykendall (R) 111,19946.6
Daniel Sherman (LIBERT) 6,0732.5
John Konopka (REF) 3,5491.5
Matt Ornati (NL) 2,2641.0
1996generalJane Harman (D) 117,75252.5
Susan Brooks (R) 98,53843.9
Bruce Dovner (LIBERT) 4,9332.2
Bradley McManus (NL) 3,2361.4
1994generalJane Harman (D) 93,93948.0
Susan Brooks (R) 93,12747.6
Jack Tyler (LIBERT) 4,9322.5
Joseph Fields (AMI) 3,8102.0
1992generalJane Harman (D) 125,75148.4
Joan Flores (R) 109,68442.2
Richard Greene (GREEN) 13,2975.1
Owen Staley (PFP) 5,5192.1
Marc Denny (LIBERT) 5,5042.1
Roll Call Vitals


California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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.