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  Frost, Martin
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AffiliationDemocratic  
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NameMartin Frost
Address
Dallas, Texas , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 01, 1942 (77 years)
ContributorDFWDem
Last ModifedMr. Matt
Oct 28, 2012 11:11am
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InfoJonas Martin Frost III is an American politician, who was the Democratic representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Texas 24th Congressional District from 1979 to 2005. He was married to U.S. Army Major General (Retired) Kathryn Frost until her death in 2006. Born in Glendale, California, Frost grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1964 with bachelor's degrees in journalism and history, later receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1970. Before going to law school, Frost worked as a newspaper reporter. Following his graduation, he worked as a law clerk for Federal Judge Sarah T. Hughes of the Northern District of Texas and began a private practice. Frost ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House in 1974. He tried again successfully in 1978, becoming the second Jewish U.S. congressman from Texas, the first being David Spangler Kaufman. Frost was reelected 12 times. He became was one of the targets of a controversial redistricting engineered by then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. His district, which included portions of Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington was redrawn to be much more Republican. Moreover, his home in Arlington was shifted into the heavily Republican 6th District, represented by 10-term incumbent Joe Barton. Frost decided to seek re-election in the newly redrawn 32nd District, which included a considerable amount of territory that he had represented from 1979 until 1993. He lost by 10 points to Republican Pete Sessions. He was the ranking member of the House Rules Committee during his last term in the House. In 2005, Martin Frost was a candidate for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He dropped out of the race on February 1. On February 15, Frost was hired by Fox News as a political commentator.

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 04, 2006 09:00pm Perspective Does the Past Offer Clues to Future Elections? By Martin Frost  Article Chase McFadden 
Aug 18, 2006 09:00pm Obituary Kathryn Frost, wife of former congressman [Martin Frost], dies  Article DFWDem 
Oct 24, 2005 12:30pm Opinion Reality Vs. Rhetoric in the Abortion Debate  Article RP 
Sep 12, 2005 06:00pm Opinion Memo: Let's Get Ready to Run - By Martin Frost  Article RP 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.50000 Average

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RACES
  11/02/2004 TX - District 32 Lost 44.02% (-10.30%)
  03/09/2004 TX - District 32 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 TX DIstrict 24 Won 64.66% (+30.71%)
  01/01/2001 Democratic Caucus Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 TX District 24 Won 61.79% (+25.11%)
  01/01/1999 Democratic Caucus Chair Won 52.68% (+5.37%)
  11/03/1998 TX District 24 Won 57.48% (+16.55%)
  11/05/1996 TX District 24 Won 55.75% (+16.68%)
  11/00/1996 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1994 TX District 24 Won 52.83% (+5.65%)
  11/00/1994 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/08/1994 TX District 24- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1992 TX District 24 Won 59.80% (+19.59%)
  03/10/1992 TX District 24 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1990 TX District 24 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/21/1989 Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Lost 29.25% (-28.85%)
  11/08/1988 TX District 24 Won 92.61% (+85.21%)
  11/04/1986 TX District 24 Won 67.23% (+34.45%)
  05/03/1986 TX District 24 - D Primary Won 93.20% (+86.39%)
  11/06/1984 TX District 24 Won 59.47% (+18.94%)
  05/05/1984 TX District 24 - D Primary Won 92.04% (+84.07%)
  11/02/1982 TX District 24 Won 72.85% (+46.84%)
  11/04/1980 TX District 24 Won 61.29% (+22.58%)
  11/07/1978 TX - District 24 Won 54.06% (+8.12%)
  05/06/1978 TX District 24 - D Primary Won 55.07% (+10.14%)
  05/04/1974 TX District 24 - D Primary Lost 42.07% (-15.87%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/12/2005 DNC Party Chair Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
TX District 33 - D Primary - May 29, 2012 D Marc Veasey
TX District 28 - D Primary - Mar 07, 2006 D Richard Peña Raymond
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 09, 2004 D Wesley Clark
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Wesley Clark
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 08, 1988 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1984 D Gary Hart