YOUR NEW REPRESENTATIVES ARE ...NAA/NMHC's Legislative Analyst, Eric Stine, walks you through the long list of winners in the 2000 congressional races.
The 2000 election is certain to go down in history books as one of the closest ones in our history with almost 40 days separating Election Day and the announcement of Republican Texas Gov. George W. Bush as our 43rd president. Against the backdrop of this unique election, NAA/NMHC are already outlining our legislative and regulatory strategies for 2001. To aid those members participating in the March Capitol Conference (see pages 32-33 for registration information), the NAA/NMHC Joint Legislative Staff has produced a guide to the new members of the 107th.
On no other level and in no other place was more history, made in the year 2000 than in the upper chamber of Congress. While not on the level of history made in the Presidential election, the 2000 contest for the U.S. Senate was certainly precedent setting in its own way. Consider that Americans elected a first lady, a millionaire who financed his own campaign and a deceased governor.
Democrats' hopes of regaining a majority in the Senate went unrealized, however, the late November announcement of Maria Cantwell's victory in Washington State brings the Senate to a 50-50 split. The Republicans will still maintain control because of the presidential election, as Republican Vice President Richard Cheney will serve as the President of the Senate and could break ties in favor of the GOP.
The new faces in the new Senate include:
Delaware In Delaware, popular Democratic Gov. Tom Carper defeated Republican William Roth, the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The Democratic Carper has a lengthy political resume, having served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is now finishing up his second term as governor.
Florida Democrats picked up the only open Republican Senate seat when Florida Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson beat nine-term Congressman Bill McCollum This biography needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. . Nelson is a popular figure in Florida, having already held a statewide office, while McCollum faced an uphill battle Uphill Battle was an metalcore band with elements of grindcore and noisecore. The group was based out of Santa Barbara, California, USA. History
Uphill Battle got some recognition releasing their self-titled record on Relapse Records. as 8th District Representative to get statewide name recognition.
Georgia Democrats scored a victory in Georgia, where Sen. Zell Miller Zell Bryan Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. Elected as a Democrat, Miller served as Mayor of Young Harris, Georgia, state representative, Lieutenant Governor from 1975 to 1990, Governor of Georgia from 1991 to 1999, and as came out ahead of Republican former Sen. Mack Mattingly Mack Francis Mattingly served one term as a United States Senator from Georgia, the first Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate from that state since Reconstruction.
Mattingly was born in Anderson, Indiana on January 7, 1931. . Miller, an extremely popular former Governor, had been appointed to the seat in July after the death of Republican Sen. Paul Coverdell Paul Douglas Coverdell (January 20, 1939–July 18, 2000) was a United States Senator from Georgia, elected for the first time in 1992 and re-elected in 1998, and director of the Peace Corps from 1989 until 1991. He died while serving in the Senate of a cerebral hemorrhage. .
Michigan In a Senate pick-up for Democrats, Rep. Debbie Stabenow Deborah Ann "Debbie" Stabenow (born Deborah Ann Greer on April 29, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan.
In the 2000 election, Stabenow defeated the Republican incumbent, Senator Spencer Abraham. defeated incumbent Spencer Abraham Edward Spencer Abraham (born June 12, 1952 in East Lansing, Michigan) is a former United States Senator from Michigan. He had served as the 10th United States Secretary of Energy, serving under President George W. Bush. , who was seeking his second Senate term to represent Michigan. Both parties devoted millions of dollars to the contest, and issue advocates spent untold sums on television and radio ads. Stabenow currently represents Michigan's 8th district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Minnesota Democratic challenger Mark Dayton Mark Brandt Dayton (born January 26, 1947) was a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party U.S. Senator from Minnesota who served from 2001 to 2007 in the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses. defeated Minnesota Republican Sen. Rod Grams Rod Grams (born February 4, 1948) served the state of Minnesota as both a member of the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Grams was born in Princeton, Minnesota. . Grams was viewed as one of the Senate's most vulnerable incumbents. His defeat opens a seat on the Housing Subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee. Dayton is a former Minnesota state auditor The Minnesota State Auditor is an officer in the executive branch of the U.S. State of Minnesota. The job of the State Auditor is to review financial integrity, accountability, and cost-effectiveness at many levels of government in Minnesota. and heir to Target[R] department stores This is a list of department stores. In the case of department store groups the location of the flagship store is given. This list does not include large specialist stores, which sometimes resemble department stores. .
Missouri The late Gov. Mel Carnahan's narrow victory over one-term Republican Sen. John Ashcroft John David Ashcroft (born May 9 1942) is an American politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. He served during the first term of President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2005. Ashcroft was previously the Governor of Missouri (1985 – 1993) and a U.S. , makes him the first person to win a Senate seat posthumously. Missouri's Democratic Gov. Roger Wilson, has said he will appoint Carnahan's widow, Jean, to fill the vacant seat. Jean Carnahan Jean Anne Carpenter Carnahan (born December 20 1933) is an American politician and writer who served in the United States Senate from 2001 to 2002. A Democrat, she was appointed to the Senate to fill the seat of her posthumously elected husband has been long involved in her husband's political career and has said that her husband's values, vision and ideals are "just too important to let die." She has agreed to take the seat and it is likely that Jean Carnahan's service will mirror her husband's agenda of welfare reform and education, as well as closely following Democratic party lines until she gains experience as a legislator.
Nebraska Competing for an open seat, Nebraska's Democratic Gov. Ben Nelson defeated Attorney General Don Stenberg Don Stenberg is a Nebraska attorney and politician. He served as Attorney General of Nebraska from 1991 to 2003. He also served as legal counsel to Governor Charles Thone from 1979 to 1983.
In the 1996 U.S. . Governor Nelson replaces retiring Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey.
Nevada Republican John Ensign John Eric Ensign (born 25 March 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Nevada, serving since January 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. , a former congressman, defeated Democrat Ed Bernstein in Nevada. Ensign replaces retiring Sen. Richard Bryan Richard Hudson Bryan (born July 16, 1937) was Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada and a United States Senator from Nevada. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Bryan was born in Washington, D.C. , a two-term Democrat. Bryan's retirement opens a second seat on the Senate Housing Subcommittee.
New Jersey In New Jersey, home of the most expensive Senate race in history, Democrat John Corzine defeated Republican Bob Franks. Corzine, a former CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Goldman-Sachs, spent an estimated $60 million to beat the four-term congressman. More than half of that money came from Corzine's own pocket. Polls showed Corzine benefited from strong support among African-Americans and Jewish voters, which make up over one quarter of the New Jersey electorate.
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Virginia Former GOP Gov. George Allen George Allen may refer to:
Incumbents of both parties did well in the U.S. House, but the (lOP retained control. However, their margin is narrower than it was in the last Congress. With 'all House races decided, Republicans had won 220 seats, Democrats 211 seats, and Independents two seats. A House majority requires at least 218 seats.
Although all 435 members of the House were up for re-election, control of the lower chamber hinged on the outcome of a relatively small number of competitive races--particularly for 26 seats vacated by retiring Republicans and nine others left open by Democrats.
Republicans held nearly all their open seats, while most strong Democratic challenges to GOP incumbents never fully materialized. The election outcome marks the first time since the 1920s that Republicans have held the House for four consecutive congressional sessions.
Arkansas Democrats picked up the 4th Congressional District Noun 1. congressional district - a territorial division of a state; entitled to elect one member to the United States House of Representatives
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes seat in Arkansas, where incumbent Republican Rep. Jay Dickey lost to Democratic challenger Mike Ross.
Arizona Republican Jeff Flake easily held retiring Rep. Matt Salmon's seat in Arizona's 1st District.
California Democrats were most successful picking up seats in California where they defeated Rep. Jim Rogan, a California Republican who served as one of the House managers who presented the case for President Clinton's impeachment impeachment, formal accusation issued by a legislature against a public official charged with crime or other serious misconduct. In a looser sense the term is sometimes applied also to the trial by the legislature that may follow. . California State Sen. Adam Schiff beat Rogan in the 27th District contest, which covers the Pasadena area.
Also in California, Democrat Jane Harman, a former member of Congress and 1998 candidate for California governor defeated incumbent Republican Steve Kuykendall, a former businessman who served on the House Transportation and Armed Services Committees. Kuykendall held the seat for California's 36th District. In the 49th District, San Diego businesswoman Susan Davis defeated incumbent Republican Brian Bilbray for another Democratic pick up.
And efforts to win California's 15th District appear to have paid off with a win for Democrat labor loyalist Mike Honda over moderate GOP candidate Jim Cunneen. Honda will replace GOP Representative Tom Campbell, who unsuccessfuly challenged Sen. Dianne Feinstein. In the 31st District, Democrat Hilda Solis picks up a seat for the party, winning the district currently represented by party-switcher Matthew Martinez. Finally, businessman Darrell Issa will hold Ran Packard's seat in California's 48th District for the GOP.
Connecticut In Connecticut, GOP candidate Rob Simmons scored an upset in the 2nd District over 10-term Rep. Sam Gejdenson. Gejdenson was considered one of the most vulnerable Connecticut Democrats in the House of Representatives, having nearly been defeated in the past four elections. Simmons, 57, received two Bronze Stars for service in Vietnam and has been a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives The Connecticut House of Representatives is the lower house in the Connecticut General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Connecticut. The house is composed of 151 members representing an equal amount of districts, with each constituency containing nearly 22,600 since 1991.
Florida In Florida's 4th District, investment banker Investment Banker
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An investment banker may not accept deposits or make commercial loans. Ander Crenshaw will keep Tillie Fowler's seat Republican. Republicans also held the open seat in Florida's 12th District, where 26-year-old state Rep. Adam Putnam defeated Democrat Mike Stedem. Republican attorney Ric Keller won a hotly contested race in Florida's 8th district over Democrat Linch Chapin. Trailing his opponent after a bitter and divisive GOP primary, Keller gained momentum during the closing weeks of the campaign and will take the seat vacated by Republican Rep. Bill McCollum who unsuccessfully ran for the Senate. Both parties were closely tuned to recount efforts in Florida's 22nd District, where Republican Rep. Clay Shaw, Jr., narrowly defeated Democrat Elaine Bloom. Senior citizens issues dominated the battle for the district, a narrow 91-strip along the Atlantic Coast from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach.
Idaho C.L. Otter will assume Helen Chenoweth's seat in Idaho's 1st District, easily holding the seat for the GOP in a largely Republican district.
Illinois Democrats lost their bid to pick up Illinois's 10th District, where the GOP's Mark Kirk, a former aide to retiring Rep. John Porter, narrowly defeated Lauren Beth Gash, a popular state representative. In Illinois's 15th District, Attorney Timothy Johnson holds Thomas Ewing's GOP seat.
Indiana Republicans held both of their open seats in Indiana. In the state's 2nd District, Mike Pence, a popular radio talk show host, will hold David McIntosh's seat. Also, Brian Kerns, chief of staff to retiring Rep. Edward Pease, will take Pease's seat in the 7th District.
Michigan Republicans picked up Michigan's 8th Congressional District seat, where GOP state Sen. Mike Rogers defeated Democratic state Rep. Dianne Byrum. Outside groups had spent heavily on the seat, currently held by Democratic Rep. Debbie Stabenow, now senator-elect.
Minnesota In Minnesota's 2nd District, GOP businessman Mark Kennedy narrowly defeated incumbent David Minge. The final tally in this races was extremely close, with Kennedy winning by less than 600 votes. Democrats held on to a seat in Minnesota's 4th District, where Democrat state Rep. Betty McCollum defeated GOP state Sen. Linda Runbeck and Independent Tom Foley.
Missouri Republicans picked up a Democratic seat in Missouri's 6th District, where state Rep. Steve Graves defeated Democratic candidate Steve Danner. Elsewhere in Missouri, Republicans will retain the seat in the 2nd District, where state Rep. Todd Akin defeated Democratic state Sen. Ted House. Akin, a conservative best known for his opposition to legal gambling in the state, will replace Republican Rep. Jim Talent, who lost his bid for governor.
Montana In Montana's at-large House race, former Lt. Gay. Dennis Rehberg will hold the seat for the Republicans. He defeated Democrat Nancy Keenan, the state superintendent of education.
Nebraska In Nebraska's 3rd District, Republican Thomas Osborne will hold Bill Barrett's seat for the GOP. The former University of Nebraska football coach is an immensely popular figure in the state, a fact illustrated by his landslide victory with 82 percent of the vote. Osborne has publicly stated support for lifting trade embargoes and antitrust laws antitrust laws n. acts adopted by Congress to outlaw or restrict business practices considered to be monopolistic or which restrain interstate commerce. The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 declared illegal "every contract, combination.... , and is expected to promote a pro-business agenda.
New Jersey In New Jersey, Republican Mike Ferguson defeated Democrat Maryanne Connelly in the 7th District. Ferguson will replace Republican Rep. Bob Franks, who was defeated in his Senate bid. After a close election, a winner was declared in New Jersey's 12th District, where freshman Democratic Rep. Rush Holt fended off strong challenge from Republican Dick Zimmer who gave up the seat in 1996 for a Senate run.
New York The GOP won New York's 1st District, where Republican nominee Felix Grucci, best known for financing holiday fireworks fireworks: see pyrotechnics.
Explosives or combustibles used for display. Of ancient Chinese origin, fireworks evidently developed out of military rockets and explosive missiles and accompanied the spread of military explosives westward to displays, defeated Democrat Regina Seltzer. In the primary, Seltzer defeated party-switcher Rep. Mike Forbes who currently holds the seat. Countering this GOP gain, the Democrats picked up
Rep. Rick Lazio's 2nd District seat. Democrat Steve Israel defeated Republican Joan Johnson, who was vying to become the first Republican African-American woman in Congress.
Ohio Republicans countered a strong Democratic challenge in Ohio. In Ohio's 12th District, state Rep. Pat Tiberi defeated Democrat Maryellen O'Shaughnessy. Retiring Republican Rep. John Kasich, chairman of the House Budget Committee, currently holds the seat.
Oklahoma Democrats gained a seat in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District Oklahoma's Second Congressional District covers approximately the eastern one-fourth of the state. The district borders Kansas (to the north), Missouri and Arkansas (to the east), and Texas (along the Red River, to the south). , where attorney Brad Carson defeated auto dealer Andy Ewing, the GOP nominee.
Pennsylvania Republicans gained in Pennsylvania where state Sen. Melissa Hart defeated state Rep. Terry Van Home in the 4th District. This gain comes in addition to the seat vacated by Republican Rep. Bill Goodling that was won by Republican Attorney Todd Platts.
Rhode Island Republicans will hold the seat vacated by Michael Weygand in Rhode Island's 2nd District. Rhode Island Secretary of State Jim Langevin will keep the seat Weygand vacated in an unsuccessful run for the Senate.
South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. South Carolina businessman Henry Brown will hold the 1st District seat now occupied by Mark Sanford.
Texas Republican John Culberson will succeed the 7th District seat in Texas vacated by Bill Archer.
Utah Democrats won a competitive race in Utah's 2nd District where Democratic energy consultant Jim Matheson defeated GOP businessman Derek Smith. Matheson will replace GOP Rep. Merrill Cook, who lost to Smith in the GOP primary. Matheson is the son of the late Scott Matheson, a popular Democratic Governor from 1977 to 1985. In a heavily Republican state, Matheson managed to win his seat by emphasizing fiscal conservatism and pledging to pay down the national debt. However, Matheson has an environmental bent and campaigned on promises of preserving green space and enforcing water and air quality standards.
Virginia In Virginia's 2nd District, GOP state Senator Edward Schrock defeated Democratic lawyer Jody Wagner for another Republican gain. Conservative Democrat Owen Pickett is retiring after serving the district, centered around Virginia Beach, for 14 years. Also in Virginia, Republicans held open seats in the 1st and 7th Districts. Real estate broker Jo Ann Davis This article is about a recently deceased person.
Some information, such as the circumstances of the person's death and surrounding events, may change rapidly as more facts become known. will take the seat held by Herbert Bateman, the 1st District Rep. who passed away, and is expected to be a friend of the industry. Attorney Eric Cantor will succeed Thomas Bliley in the 7th District. A former real estate executive from Richmond, Cantor is also expected to be an industry ally, and is a good bet for a seat on the Banking Committee.
Washington Democrats gain a seat in Washington, where lobbyist Richard Larsen defeated John Koster for the seat formerly held by Republican Jack Metcalf.
West Virginia In West Virginia, Republican Shelley Moore Capita won the right to succeed Democrat Bob Wise in the 2nd District. Wise vacated the seat in a successful run for West Virginia's governorship. Capito's win will be the first Republican held seat in West Virginia in two decades. Capita is the daughter of former Gov. Arch Moore Jr., and may provide help in forming bipartisan coalitions in the House. She supports GOP prescription drug prescription drug Prescription medication Pharmacology An FDA-approved drug which must, by federal law or regulation, be dispensed only pursuant to a prescription–eg, finished dose form and active ingredients subject to the provisos of the Federal Food, Drug, and Social Security programs, yet she is a social moderate who favors abortion rights.
Eric P. Stine is a legislative analyst for NAA/NMHC. He has a background in legal research, commercial real estate transactions and antitrust litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. , and he holds a J.D. from Boston University Law School.