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Harold E. Ford, Jr., born May 11, 1970, spent a decade as a member of the United States House of Representatives and was a 2006 Senate candidate.
Elected in 1996 to Tennessee’s 9th congressional district, Ford was re-elected four times by an average of 80 percent of the vote. He built a reputation on Capitol Hill as a consensus builder while serving on the House Budget Committee, the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
In 2006, Ford lost the closest Senate race in Tennessee’s history to Republican Bob Corker, by less than three percentage points. Recently, he was appointed visiting professor of public policy at Vanderbilt University and will teach a class on American political leadership.