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Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)

Chief Deputy Whip

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: Colo. House, 1993-96; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-present
Born: July 29, 1957; Tachikawa, Japan
Residence: Denver
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Husband, Lino Lipinsky; two children
Education: Colorado College, B.A. 1979; New York U., J.D. 1982
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (10th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Environment & the Economy; Oversight & Investigations - Ranking Member; Select Investigative Panel)

Election History
2014generalDiana DeGette (D) 183,28165.8
Martin Walsh (R) 80,68229.0
Frank Atwood (LIBERT) 9,2923.3
Danny Stroud (UNA) 5,2361.9
2012generalDiana DeGette (D) 237,57968.2
Danny Stroud (R) 93,21726.8
Frank Atwood (LIBERT) 12,5853.6
Gary Swing (GREEN) 4,8291.4
2010generalDiana DeGette (D) 140,07367.4
Mike Fallon (R) 59,74728.8
Gary Swing (GREEN) 2,9231.4
Clint Jones (LIBERT) 2,8671.4
Chris Styskal (AC) 2,1411.0
2008generalDiana DeGette (D) 203,75671.9
George Lilly (R) 67,34623.8
Martin Buchanan (LIBERT) 12,1364.3
2006generalDiana DeGette (D) 129,44679.8
Thomas Kelly (GREEN) 32,82520.2
2004generalDiana DeGette (D) 177,07773.5
Roland Chicas (R) 58,65924.4
George Lilly (AC) 5,1932.2
2002generalDiana DeGette (D) 111,71866.3
Ken Chlouber (R) 49,88429.6
Ken Seaman (GREEN) 3,2091.9
Kent Leonard (LIBERT) 2,5841.5
George Lilly (AC) 1,1690.7
2000generalDiana DeGette (D) 141,83168.7
Jesse Thomas (R) 56,29127.3
Richard Combs (LIBERT) 5,8522.8
Lyle Nasser (REF) 2,4521.2
1998generalDiana DeGette (D) 116,62866.9
Nancy McClanahan (R) 52,45230.1
Richard Combs (LIBERT) 5,2253.0
1996generalDiana DeGette (D) 112,63156.9
Joe Rogers (R) 79,54040.2
Richard Combs (LIBERT) 5,6682.9
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Colorado is 39th 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.