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Thad Cochran's Ratings and Endorsements

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77%
1995-1996
77%
1995-1996
78%
2017
78%
2017
60%
2016
78%
2016
58%
2015
79%
2014
63%
2014
79%
2013
60%
2013
79%
2012
52%
2012
70%
2011
80%
2011
80%
2010
88%
2010
80%
2009
84%
2009
68%
2008
83%
2007
67%
2006
88%
2005
92%
2004
85%
2003
90%
2002
88%
2001
92%
2000
84%
1999
76%
1998
56%
1997
94%
1996
83%
1995
81%
1995
92%
1994
84%
1993
91%
2015-2016
91%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
77%
2007-2008
96%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
84%
1999-2000
99%
2004
94%
2011-2012
91%
2011
93%
2009-2010
86%
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
62%
2001-2002
86%
2000
75%
1997-1998
75%
1995-1996
19
2007-2008
19
2007-2008
7
2007
0
2006
0
2005
45%
2014
60%
2013-2014
60%
2013-2014
66%
2013
66%
2013
100%
2012
100%
2012
46%
2011
46%
2011
100%
2010
100%
2010
84%
2009
84%
2009
100%
2008
100%
2008
82%
2007
82%
2007
63%
2006
63%
2006
75%
2005
75%
2005
100%
2004
100%
2004
93%
2003
93%
2003
67%
2002
67%
2002
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