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Joe Wilson, Sr.'s Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 2, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (SC) - District 2

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2018
100%
2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
100%
2007-2008
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2005-2006
90%
2003-2004
95%
2003
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2001-2002
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
82%
2019-2020
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2014
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2003
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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
100%
2011-2012
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2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
80%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
50%
2014
76%
2011
66%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
100%
2017
100%
2017
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
25%
2015
16%
2014
16%
2013-2014
16%
2013-2014
15%
2013
21%
2011-2012
21%
2011-2012
0%
2007-2008
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
22%
2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009-2010
12
2007-2008
12
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
17%
2003-2004
17%
2003-2004
100%
2019-2020
0%
2018
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
6%
2015-2016
22%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
17%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
33
2007-2008
33
2007-2008
50%
2005-2006
50%
2005-2006
11%
2003
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
29%
2015-2016
29%
2015-2016
25%
2015
16%
2014
16%
2013-2014
16%
2013-2014
15%
2013
21%
2011-2012
21%
2011-2012
14%
2018
0%
2017
15%
2015-2016
22%
2015
25%
2013-2014
25%
2013
18%
2011-2012
13%
2011
27%
2009-2010
15%
2009
50%
2007-2008
83%
2007
70%
2005-2006
34%
2005
11%
2004
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2006
6%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
85%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
100%
2015-2016
100%
2011-2012
100%
2007-2008
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
83%
2001-2002
75%
2015-2016
77%
2015
67%
2013-2014
73%
2013-2014
89%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
82%
2013-2014
44%
2013-2014
62%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
50%
2007
50%
2007
100%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
94%
2009
100%
2009-2010
93%
2003
93%
2003
85%
2012-2013
98%
2015-2016
95%
2015
100%
2013-2014
92%
2012
88%
2011-2012
78%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
91%
2003-2004
80%
2001-2002
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
84%
1999-2006
100%
1999-2004
90%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2017-2018
93%
2015-2016
87%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
66%
2011-2012
85%
2011
50%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
75%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003
66%
2011
65%
2007-2008
82%
2005-2006
82%
2003-2004
100%
2019-2020
0%
2010
0%
2010
23%
2003-2004
23%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
22%
2001-2002
22%
2001-2002
93%
1993-1996
83%
2003-2004
25%
2007-2008
25%
2007-2008
67%
2007
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
6%
2016
6%
2016
23%
2003-2004
23%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
22%
2001-2002
22%
2001-2002
14%
2017
14%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
4%
2017-2018
5%
2015-2016
0%
2015
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
0%
2011
13%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
0
2007
5%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
17%
2001-2002
0%
2004
21%
2011
30
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
0%
2015
0%
2013
11%
2012
86%
2006-2012
86%
2006-2012
59%
2014
0%
2015-2016
0%
2015-2016
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2014
0%
2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2011-2012
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2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
75%
2014
75%
2014
49%
2014
49%
2014
13%
2019
76%
2019
76%
2018
91%
2018
92%
2017
89%
2017
92%
2016
92%
2016
75%
2015
94%
2014
88%
2014
94%
2013
88%
2013
95%
2012
100%
2012
94%
2011
96%
2011
96%
2010
94%
2010
94%
2009
96%
2009
92%
2008
96%
2007
91%
2006
100%
2005
96%
2004
84%
2003
92%
2002
82%
2019
93%
2017-2018
93%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
91%
2015-2016
91%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
97%
2015-2016
94%
2015
88%
2015
67%
2014
80%
2014
88%
2014
91%
2014
95%
2011-2012
95%
2011-2012
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011-2012
95%
2009-2010
95%
2009-2010
95%
2007-2008
95%
2007-2008
100%
2007
0%
2006
100%
2017-2018
100%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
90%
2003-2004
95%
2003
100%
2001-2002
96%
2004
96%
2011-2012
96%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
95%
2003-2004
92%
2003
100%
2001-2002
8
2007-2008
8
2007-2008
7
2007
0
2005
52%
2018
65%
2016
76%
2014
86%
2013-2014
86%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
66%
2011
66%
2011
88%
2010
88%
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2009
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2008
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2007
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2006
80%
2005
80%
2005
82%
2004
82%
2004
92%
2003
92%
2003
100%
2002
100%
2002
100%
2009-2010
18%
2007
18%
2007
76%
2017-2018
66%
2015-2016
73%
2014
93%
2011-2012
100%
2011
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
83%
2013
83%
2013
88%
2013
88%
2013
90%
2012
90%
2012
86%
2012
86%
2012
76%
2011
76%
2011
15%
2011
15%
2011
84%
2011
84%
2011
79%
2010
79%
2010
81%
2010
81%
2010
84%
2009
84%
2009
63%
2009
63%
2009
79%
2008
79%
2008
84.8%
2008
84.8%
2008
90.7%
2007
90.7%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
86%
2006
86%
2006
92.8%
2006
92.8%
2006
93%
2005
93%
2005
94%
2005
94%
2005
86%
2005
86%
2005
68%
2004
68%
2004
81%
2003
81%
2003
63%
2003
63%
2003
79%
2002
79%
2002
72%
2002
72%
2002
89%
2011-2012
22%
2009-2010
63
2009-2010
14%
2005-2006
91%
2012
58%
2019
53%
2017-2018
53%
2017-2018
52%
2015-2016
52%
2015-2016
58%
2015
60%
2014
60%
2014
55%
2013-2014
55%
2013-2014
70%
2013
78%
2011-2012
78%
2011-2012
80%
2011
90%
2011
90%
2010
90%
2009-2010
90%
2009-2010
90%
2009-2010
90%
2009-2010
89%
2009-2010
89%
2009-2010
90%
2009
90%
2009
90%
2009
63%
2007-2008
63%
2007-2008
60%
2007
24%
2006
0%
2005
38%
2004
40%
2004
43%
2003
60%
2002
70%
2001
89%
2017
100%
2016
82%
2015
100%
2014
77%
2013
71%
2012
47%
2011
89%
2011-2012
0%
2011-2012
63
2009-2010
6%
2009-2010
22%
2009-2010
26%
2009
43%
2007-2008
14%
2005-2006
58%
2019
93%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
87%
2009-2010
96%
2007-2008
93%
2005-2006
86%
1998-2002
10%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
16%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
14%
2007
8%
2005
9%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
96%
2001-2010
96%
2001-2010
100%
2019-2020
17%
2007
100%
2019-2020
21%
2011
30
2008
0
2007
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
50%
2002
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
13%
2019