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Richard Neal's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (MA) - District 1

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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
9%
2009
0%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
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2003-2004
10%
2003
14%
2001-2002
28%
1999-2000
17%
2015
40%
2003-2004
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2013-2014
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2001
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1999
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1997
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1996
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2019
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2015
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2014
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
16%
2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
27%
2003-2004
25%
2001-2002
50%
1999-2000
53%
1999
55%
1997-1998
50%
1997
38%
1996
100%
2020
100%
2019
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
96%
2015
92%
2014
92%
2014
91%
2013
91%
2012
86%
2010
77%
2008
73%
2006
64%
2001
64%
1999
73%
1995-2003
60%
1995-1998
71%
1993-1996
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2019-2020
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2019-2020
50%
2019-2020
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2017-2018
15%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2001
50%
2014
15%
2011
33%
2009-2010
92%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
33%
2000
27%
1999
22%
1995-1996
14%
1993-1994
90%
2020
94%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
84%
2014
84%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
85%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
53%
2007-2008
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
60%
1991-1992
33%
2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100
2007-2008
100
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
67%
1999-2000
67%
1999-2000
78%
1998
43%
1997
82%
1996
80%
1995
78%
1994
78%
1993
80%
2018
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
59%
2019-2020
59%
2019-2020
68%
2017-2018
68%
2017-2018
81%
2015-2016
81%
2015-2016
67%
2013-2014
67%
2013-2014
83%
2011-2012
83%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
100%
2000
100%
2019-2020
100%
2019-2020
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
100%
2019
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
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2009
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2007-2008
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2007
95%
2005-2006
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2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
89%
2001-2002
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2020
100%
2020
94%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
100%
2015
84%
2014
84%
2013-2014
84%
2013-2014
85%
2013
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
89%
2020
100%
2019
93%
2018
91%
2017
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015
83%
2013-2014
100%
2013
90%
2011-2012
88%
2011
73%
2009-2010
69%
2009
92%
2007-2008
83%
2007
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
89%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
1997
100%
1995-1996
75%
1995
92%
1993-1994
92%
2008-2009
93%
2013
93%
2013
7%
2013
0%
2013
13%
2013
13%
2013
0%
2013
93%
2013
93%
2013
86%
2013
86%
2013
15%
2012
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2012
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2012
8%
2012
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2012
89%
2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
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2012
11%
2012
11%
2012
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2011
86%
2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
18%
2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2009
77%
2009
77%
2009
67%
2009
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2009
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2009
30%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
23%
2009
23%
2009
0%
2009
82%
2008
82%
2008
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2008
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2008
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2008
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2008
9.3%
2008
9.3%
2008
91%
2008
91%
2008
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2008
17%
2007
17%
2007
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2007
87.3%
2007
87.3%
2007
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2007
12.7%
2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2006
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2006
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2006
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91.7%
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2004
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2000
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2000
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2000
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2000
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
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1999
84%
1999
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1999
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1999
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
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1998
79%
1998
79%
1998
68%
1998
68%
1998
90%
1998
90%
1998
18%
1996
18%
1996
16%
1996
16%
1996
81%
1996
81%
1996
70%
1996
70%
1996
82%
1996
82%
1996
30%
1996
30%
1996
100%
2003
100%
2017-2018
9%
2021-2022
8%
2020
9%
2019-2020
5%
2018
0%
2017-2018
5%
2016
7%
2015-2016
6%
2015
6%
2015
17%
2014
7%
2014
3%
2011-2012
5%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2014
0%
2014
6%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
28%
2011-2012
50%
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
100
2007
36%
2021-2022
34%
2019-2020
83%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
29%
2015-2016
28%
2015
0%
2013-2014
7%
2013-2014
25%
2013-2014
13%
2013-2014
28%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
36%
2013-2014
37%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
40%
2005-2006
20%
2003-2004
9%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
6%
2009
16%
2003
16%
2003
26%
2012-2013
11%
2017-2018
32%
2015-2016
28%
2015
17%
2013-2014
19%
2012
20%
2011-2012
39%
2009-2010
25%
2007-2008
4%
2005-2006
19%
2003-2004
10%
2001-2002
33%
2019-2020
40%
2019-2020
0%
2017-2018
15%
2015-2016
14%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
29%
2009-2010
56
2007-2008
14%
2005-2006
10%
2005
9%
2003-2004
0%
2003
7%
2001-2002
11%
2001
5%
1999-2000
23%
1997-1998
40%
1997
25%
1995-1996
10%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
40%
2019-2020
13%
2017-2018
27%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
66%
2011-2012
28%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
25%
2005-2006
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003
100%
2019-2020
100%
2010
100%
2010
44%
2017-2018
44%
2017-2018
44%
2015-2016
44%
2015-2016
38%
2013-2014
38%
2013-2014
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
54%
2003-2004
54%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
82%
2001-2002
82%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
74%
1997-1998
74%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
84%
1995-1996
84%
1995-1996
13%
2003-2004
63%
2020
36%
2019
63%
2019
58%
2018
35%
2018
36%
2017
35%
2017
34%
2016
62%
2016
33%
2015
50%
2015
50%
2014
33%
2014
42%
2013
32%
2013
32%
2012
25%
2012
27%
2011
0%
2010
32%
2010
40%
2009
34%
2008
61%
2008
55%
2007
36%
2006
41%
2005
33%
2004
33%
2003
37%
2002
27%
2001
38%
2000
32%
1999
35%
1998
50%
1997
20%
1996
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
53%
2016
53%
2016
85%
2019
40%
2017-2018
40%
2017-2018
11%
2017
11%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
80%
2019-2020
82%
2017-2018
94%
2015-2016
100%
2015
61%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
88%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100
2007
95%
2005-2006
70%
2003-2004
67%
2001-2002
66%
2001
57%
2000
62%
1999
69%
1997-1998
67%
1997
47%
1996
0%
1997-1998
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2004
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
53%
2016
53%
2016
76%
2011
90
2008
90
2007
100%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2003
57%
2015
20%
2014
13%
2013
33%
2012
43%
2006-2012
43%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
96%
2015-2016
96%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011-2012
91%
2009-2010
91%
2009-2010
90%
2007-2008
90%
2007-2008
88%
2005-2006
88%
2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
88%
1997-1998
88%
1997-1998
89%
1995-1996
89%
1995-1996