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Paul Tonko's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

Office:

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

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92%
2013-2014
92%
2013-2014
90%
2013
100%
2012
23%
2021
23%
2021
16%
2020
16%
2020
13%
2019
13%
2019
0%
2017
0%
2017
75%
2015-2016
75%
2015-2016
66%
2014
66%
2014
70%
2013-2014
70%
2013-2014
10%
2012
10%
2012
60%
2011
60%
2011
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