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Paul Tonko's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Arts, Entertainment, and History

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

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92%
2013
92%
2013
7%
2013
10%
2013
10%
2013
8%
2013
87%
2013
87%
2013
89%
2013
89%
2013
0%
2013
22%
2012
22%
2012
8%
2012
76%
2012
76%
2012
23%
2012
23%
2012
33%
2012
33%
2012
92%
2012
92%
2012
67%
2012
67%
2012
79%
2012
79%
2012
92%
2011
92%
2011
8%
2011
88%
2011
88%
2011
0%
2011
20%
2011
20%
2011
7%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2011
93%
2011
93%
2011
71%
2010
71%
2010
24%
2010
24%
2010
81%
2010
81%
2010
73%
2010
73%
2010
19%
2010
19%
2010
25%
2010
25%
2010
90%
2010
90%
2010
0%
2010
84%
2009
84%
2009
16%
2009
16%
2009
17%
2009
17%
2009
78%
2009
78%
2009
14%
2009
14%
2009
84%
2009
84%
2009
82%
2009
82%
2009
11%
2009
11%
2009
100%
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