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Jeff Fortenberry's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Arts, Entertainment, and History

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2013
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2013
48%
2013
48%
2013
40%
2013
40%
2013
62%
2013
62%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
60%
2013
34%
2013
34%
2013
49%
2012
49%
2012
45%
2012
45%
2012
55%
2012
55%
2012
50%
2012
50%
2012
52%
2012
52%
2012
66%
2012
66%
2012
47%
2012
47%
2012
34%
2012
34%
2012
50%
2011
50%
2011
46%
2011
46%
2011
52%
2011
52%
2011
48%
2011
48%
2011
54%
2011
54%
2011
56%
2011
56%
2011
50%
2011
50%
2011
44%
2011
44%
2011
66%
2010
66%
2010
33%
2010
33%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
34%
2010
34%
2010
37%
2010
37%
2010
35%
2010
35%
2010
63%
2010
63%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
32%
2009
32%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
63%
2009
63%
2009
65%
2009
65%
2009
67%
2009
67%
2009
66%
2009
66%
2009
33%
2009
33%
2009
34%
2009
34%
2009
61%
2008
61%
2008
57%
2008
57%
2008
43%
2008
43%
2008
65%
2008
65%
2008
38%
2008
38%
2008
35%
2008
35%
2008
39%
2008
39%
2008
61.2%
2008
61.2%
2008
21%
2007
21%
2007
72%
2007
72%
2007
64%
2007
64%
2007
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2007
75.7%
2007
75.7%
2007
36%
2007
36%
2007
24.3%
2007
24.3%
2007
65%
2006
65%
2006
62%
2006
62%
2006
92%
2006
92%
2006
38%
2006
38%
2006
6%
2006
34%
2006
34%
2006
26.5%
2006
26.5%
2006
73.5%
2006
73.5%
2006
77%
2005
77%
2005
23%
2005
23%
2005
72%
2005
72%
2005
73%
2005
73%
2005
14%
2005
14%
2005
27%
2005
27%
2005
83%
2005
83%
2005
23%
2005
23%
2005
75%
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