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Paul Tonko's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (NY) - District 20

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93%
2017-2018
93%
2017-2018
72%
2016
72%
2016
0%
2020
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
100%
2015
80%
2014
100%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2011
7%
2021
7%
2021
6%
2020
6%
2020
13%
2018
13%
2018
12%
2017
12%
2017
24%
2016
24%
2016
14%
2015
14%
2015
19%
2014
19%
2014
24%
2013
24%
2013
20%
2012
20%
2012
5%
2011
5%
2011
6%
2010
6%
2010
0%
2009
0%
2009
47%
2014
47%
2014
36%
2019
36%
2019
35%
2017-2018
35%
2017-2018
41%
2015-2016
41%
2015-2016
49%
2015
49%
2015
36%
2013-2014
36%
2013-2014
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