Republican politician who became a US Senator from North Carolina in 2005. He represented North Carolina's 5th congressional district in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2005.
He earned a Bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University and was also a member of the football team.
He has supported the vast majority of the decisions made by the Republican party, including George W. Bush's actions in Iraq.
He married Brooke Fauth in 1984.
He is distantly related to former United States Vice President Aaron Burr.