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Jim McGovern's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Elections

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On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (MA) - District 2

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100%
2012
75%
2011
83%
2009-2010
83%
2009-2010
100%
2007-2008
100%
2007-2008
88%
2007
86%
2005-2006
86%
2005-2006
60%
2004
71%
2003
75%
2001-2002
75%
2001-2002
100%
2017-2018
100%
2017-2018
83%
2016
83%
2016
86%
2017-2018
86%
2017-2018
86%
2015-2016
86%
2015-2016
93%
2013-2014
93%
2013-2014
94%
2005-2006
94%
2005-2006
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
91%
2001-2002
91%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
89%
1997-1998
89%
1997-1998
82%
1997
82%
1997
100%
2009
100%
2009
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