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Benjamin Cline's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (VA) - District 6, Republican

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100%
2011-2012
100%
2019-2020
84%
2017
84%
2017
86%
2017
86%
2017
83%
2016
83%
2016
88%
2015
88%
2015
84%
2014-2015
84%
2014-2015
79%
2014
79%
2014
69%
2013
69%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2013
65%
2012
65%
2012
86%
2012
86%
2012
68%
2012
68%
2012
80%
2012
80%
2012
73%
2012
73%
2012
65
2010
65
2010
72
2010
72
2010
92%
2010
92%
2010
82
2010
82
2010
59
2009
59
2009
71%
2009
71%
2009
68
2009
68
2009
70
2009
70
2009
87
2008
87
2008
59%
2007
59%
2007
86%
2005
86%
2005
62%
2004
62%
2004
60%
2003
60%
2003
80%
2019
30%
2017
33%
2017
14%
2016
38%
2015
36%
2014-2018
36%
2014-2018
5%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
97%
2019
97%
2019
0%
2019
18%
2017
18%
2017
37%
2016
37%
2016
18%
2016
18%
2016
16%
2015
16%
2015
29%
2015
29%
2015
11%
2014
11%
2014
23%
2014
23%
2014
7%
2012
33%
2012
33%
2012
20%
2010
20%
2010
0%
2010
0%
2009
0
2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2003
43%
2003
3%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
5%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
3%
2019-2020
23%
2019-2020
23%
2019-2020
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