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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. John B. Larson (D-Conn.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: East Hartford Board of Education, 1978-79; East Hartford Town Council, 1979-83; Conn. Senate, 1983-95; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1994; U.S. House of Representatives, 1999-present
Born: July 22, 1948; Hartford, Conn.
Residence: East Hartford
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Leslie Larson; three children
Education: Central Connecticut State U., B.S. 1971
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1998 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Ethics (Corrine Brown Investigation - Ranking Member); Ways & Means (Social Security; Tax Policy)

Election History
2014generalJohn Larson (D) 135,82562.3
Matthew Corey (R) 78,60936.1
Jeff Russell (GREEN) 3,4471.6
2012generalJohn Larson (D) 206,97369.7
John Decker (R) 82,32127.7
2010generalJohn Larson (D) 138,44061.2
Ann Brickley (R) 84,07637.2
Kenneth Krayeske (GREEN) 2,5641.1
Christopher Hutchinson (X) 9550.4
2008generalJohn Larson (D) 211,49371.6
Joe Visconti (R) 76,86026.0
Stephen Fournier (GREEN) 7,2012.4
2006generalJohn Larson (D) 154,53974.4
Scott MacLean (R) 53,01025.5
2004generalJohn Larson (D) 198,80273.0
John Halstead (R) 73,60127.0
2002generalJohn Larson (D) 134,69866.8
Phil Steele (R) 66,96833.2
2000generalJohn Larson (D) 151,93271.9
Bob Backlund (R) 59,33128.1
1998generalJohn Larson (D) 97,68158.1
Kevin O'Connor (R) 69,66841.4
Jay Palmieri (TLC) 9150.5
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Connecticut is 31st 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.