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Rand Paul's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate (KY) - Jr

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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2019
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2015-2016
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2020
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2015-2016
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
33%
2016
80%
2018
0%
2019-2020
13%
2017-2018
13%
2017-2018
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2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
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2013-2014
20%
2011-2012
20%
2011-2012
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2020
25%
2017
55%
2015-2016
55%
2015-2016
60%
2015
20%
2014
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
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2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
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2013
13%
2013
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2013
18%
2013
86%
2013
86%
2013
20%
2013
20%
2013
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2013
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2013
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2013
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2013
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2012
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2012
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2012
91%
2012
85%
2012
85%
2012
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2012
93%
2012
5%
2012
10%
2012
10%
2012
8%
2012
28%
2011
28%
2011
0%
2011
57%
2011
57%
2011
74%
2011
74%
2011
26%
2011
26%
2011
42%
2011
42%
2011
100%
2011
100%
2011
72%
2011
72%
2011
0%
2017-2018
100%
2021-2022
100%
2021-2022
89%
2020
50%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
90%
2018
83%
2017-2018
83%
2017-2018
87%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
93%
2015
96%
2014
100%
2014
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
45%
2021-2022
40%
2019-2020
54%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
56%
2015-2016
57%
2015
0%
2013-2014
42%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
17%
2013-2014
67%
2013-2014
75%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2011-2012
0%
2013-2014
25%
2012-2013
73%
2017-2018
57%
2015-2016
50%
2015
75%
2013-2014
74%
2012
71%
2011-2012
56%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
100%
2017-2018
44%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
85%
2011
100%
2019-2020
83%
2011-2012
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2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
0%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
9%
2017
9%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
60%
2019-2020
45%
2017-2018
41%
2015-2016
38%
2015
26%
2013-2014
25%
2011-2012
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
0%
2016
0%
2016
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
16%
2015-2016
16%
2015-2016
0%
2014
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
47%
2011-2012
47%
2011-2012
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
91%
2015-2016
93%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
94%
2011-2012
91%
2011
92%
2020
90%
2019
92%
2018
92%
2016
77%
2016
94%
2014
95%
2015-2016
95%
2015-2016
90%
2013-2014
90%
2013-2014
83%
2013
83%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
73%
2011
73%
2011
82%
2013-2014
90%
2021-2022
82%
2019-2020
86%
2017-2018
85%
2015-2016
96%
2014
96%
2011-2012
100%
2014
100%
2014
100%
2021-2022
100%
2021-2022
94%
2019-2020
94%
2019-2020
97%
2017-2018
97%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
93%
2015-2016
95%
2015
94%
2014
95%
2014
92%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
89%
2013
95%
2011-2012
95%
2011-2012
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2011
95%
2011
13%
2013-2014
25%
2011-2012
50%
2011-2012
87%
2013-2014
29%
2011-2012
0%
2015-2016
50%
2013
50%
2013
67%
2012
67%
2012
75%
2011
75%
2011
100%
2021-2022
100%
2021-2022
89%
2020
50%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
90%
2018
83%
2017-2018
83%
2017-2018
87%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
93%
2015
100%
2015
96%
2014
100%
2014
91%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011-2012
100%
2017-2018
91%
2015-2016
93%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2014
100%
2014
5%
2021-2022
5%
2021-2022
12%
2019-2020
12%
2019-2020
12%
2019-2020
12%
2019-2020
10%
2015
18%
2015
5%
2013-2014
5%
2013-2014
8%
2013-2014
8%
2013-2014
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
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2016
0%
2016
25%
2017-2018
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
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2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
56%
2015-2016
50%
2016
50%
2016
33%
2019-2020
56%
2015-2016
0%
2017-2018
0%
2017-2018
22%
2015-2016
22%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2014
14%
2013
0%
2011-2012
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2011-2012
45%
2011
32%
2020
25%
2017
55%
2015-2016
55%
2015-2016
60%
2015
20%
2014
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013-2014
20%
2013
28%
2011-2012
28%
2011-2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
91%
2015-2016
93%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2021-2022
100%
2021-2022
89%
2020
50%
2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
90%
2018
83%
2017-2018
83%
2017-2018
87%
2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
93%
2015
100%
2015
100%
2014
96%
2014
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
91%
2011-2012
80%
2020
11%
2018
0%
2017
20%
2016
13%
2015
25%
2014
0%
2013
13%
2012
8%
2011
90%
2021-2022
82%
2019-2020
86%
2017-2018
85%
2015-2016
96%
2014
96%
2011-2012
88%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
92%
2011-2012
89%
2009-2010
97%
2020
95%
2019
97%
2018
80%
2016
89%
2015
94%
2013
95%
2012
92%
2011
100%
2020
95%
2019
96%
2019
100%
2018
95%
2018
95%
2017
93%
2017
95%
2016
90%
2016
96%
2015
88%
2015
98%
2014
95%
2014
97%
2013
99%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2011
76%
2016
10%
2021-2022
10%
2021-2022
12%
2019-2020
12%
2019-2020
12%
2019-2020
12%
2019-2020
18%
2015
10%
2015
5%
2013-2014
5%
2013-2014
8%
2013-2014
8%
2013-2014
0%
2021
0%
2021
0%
2020
0%
2020
0%
2019
0%
2019
0%
2017
0%
2017
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
50%
2014
50%
2014
50%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2012
0%
2012
28%
2011
28%
2011