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Steve Daines' Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. Senate (MT) - Jr, Republican

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2013
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2013
91%
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013
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2013
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2013
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2013
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83%
2017-2018
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2015-2016
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89%
2013-2014
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2016
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2015
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80%
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94%
2017
82%
2017
81%
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79%
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83%
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2015
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2012
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2013-2014
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2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015-2016
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2015
86%
2015
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2014
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2013
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1989-2018
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1989-2018
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1989-2017
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1989-2016
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1989-2016
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2013-2014
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