Crimson on Capitol Hill: 115th

Other Republican victories in November notwithstanding, the tally of Harvard degree-program graduates or matriculants in the 115th Congress continues to tilt Democratic. At press time, the GOP contingent numbered six senators and eight representatives (two of them alumnae); across the aisle were seven senators and 29 representatives (three of them alumnae). Below, asterisks mark newcomers since the election of 2014:

Senate Republicans: Tom Cotton ’99, J.D. ’02 (Ark.); Michael D. Crapo, J.D. ’77 (Id.); Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, J.D. ’95 (Tex.); Ben Sasse ’94 (Neb.); Daniel S. Sullivan ’87 (Alas.); Pat Toomey ’84 (Pa.) 

Senate Democrats: Richard Blumenthal ’67 (Conn.); Al Franken ’73 (Minn.); Timothy M. Kaine, J.D. ’83 (Va.); John F. (Jack) Reed, M.P.P. ’73, J.D. ’82 (R.I.); Charles E. Schumer ’71, J.D. ’74 (N.Y.); Christopher Van Hollen Jr., M.P.P. ’85 (Md.); Mark R. Warner, J.D. ’80 (Va.)

House Republicans: Ron DeSantis, J.D. ’05 (Fla.); *Brian Mast, A.L.B. ’16 (Fla.); Martha McSally, M.P.P. ’90 (Ariz.); John Moolenaar, M.P.A. ’89 (Mich.); Bruce Poliquin ’76 (Me.); Michael R. Pompeo, J.D. ’94 (Kans.); Elise Stefanik ’06 (N.Y.); *Scott Taylor,  A.L.B. ’14 (Va.)

House Democrats: Brendan Boyle, M.P.P. ’05 (Pa.); *Anthony G. Brown ’84 (Md.); Joaquin Castro, J.D. ’00 (Tex.); Katherine Clark, M.P.A. ’97 (Mass); Gerry Connolly, M.P.A. ’79 (Va.); James H. Cooper, J.D. ’80 (Tenn.); Elizabeth Esty ’80 (Conn.); Bill Foster, Ph.D. ’83 (Ill.); Ruben Gallego ’02/’04 (Ariz.); John Garamendi, M.B.A. ’70 (Calif.); *Josh Gottheimer, J.D. ’04 (N.J.); Brian Higgins, M.P.A. ’96 (N.Y.); Jim Himes ’88 (Conn.); Joseph P. Kennedy III, J.D. ’09 (Mass); Ron Kind ’85 (Wisc.); *Raja Krishnamoorthi, J.D. ’00 (Ill.); James R. Langevin, M.P.A. ’94 (R.I.); Sander M. Levin, LL.B. ’57 (Mich.); Stephen F. Lynch, M.P.A. ’99 (Mass.); Seth Moulton ’01, M.B.A.-M.P.A. ’11 (Mass.); *Jamie Raskin ’83, J.D. ’87 (Md.); Raul Ruiz, M.D.-M.P.P. ’01, M.P.H. ’07 (Calif); John P. Sarbanes, J.D. ’88 (Md.); Adam B. Schiff, J.D. ’85 (Calif.); Robert C. Scott ’69 (Va.); Terri Sewell, J.D. ’92 (Ala.); Bradley J. Sherman, J.D. ’79 (Calif.); Mark Takano ’83 (Calif.); Juan C.  Vargas, J.D. ’91 (Calif.)

The article has been corrected to reflect the election of Brian Mast, A.L.B. ’16, to the House of Representatives from Florida’s 18th District. We regret the omission. Mast’s victory raises Harvard’s total of Republican degree-holders in the House to eight, pending the result of confirmation hearings on Michael R. Pompeo’s nomination as director of the CIA.

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