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Ron Kind's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (WI) - District 3, Democratic

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2015-2016
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2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
9%
2009
11%
2007-2008
22%
2005-2006
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2003-2004
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2003
8%
2001-2002
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1999-2000
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2013-2014
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2011
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2001
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2000
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1999
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1998
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1997
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2017-2018
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2015-2016
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2013-2014
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2013
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2011-2012
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2011
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2005-2006
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2003-2004
6%
2001-2002
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1999-2000
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1999
20%
1997-1998
25%
1997
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2012
100%
2011
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2010
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2009
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2007
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2006
100%
2005
35%
2004
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2003
65%
2001
75%
2000
87%
1999
84%
1998
77%
1997
90%
2005-2006
100%
2005
80%
1998
100%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2016
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2015
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2014
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2014
100%
2013
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2012
100%
2010
92%
2008
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2006
80%
2001
80%
1999
90%
1995-2003
89%
1995-1998
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2016
100%
2014
67%
2013
100%
2011
100%
2009
100%
2007
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2006
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2005
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2003-2004
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2003-2004
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2003
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2002
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2001
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2000
100%
1999
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997-1998
100%
1997
42%
2015-2016
60%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
100%
2001
50%
2014
35%
2011
33%
2009-2010
46%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
40%
2000
89%
2017
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
79%
2011-2012
79%
2011-2012
53%
2007-2008
12%
2001-2002
12%
2001-2002
56%
2012
56%
2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009-2010
37
2007-2008
37
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
80%
2003-2004
80%
2003-2004
70%
2001-2002
70%
2001-2002
67%
1999-2000
67%
1999-2000
67%
1998
43%
1997
0%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
44%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2005
100%
2003-2004
60%
2001-2002
50%
2015-2016
50%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
17%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
66%
2007-2008
66%
2007-2008
0%
2005-2006
44%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
66%
2000
50
2007-2008
50
2007-2008
100%
2005-2006
100%
2005-2006
44%
2003
44%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
90%
2016
92%
2015
67%
2013
91%
2011-2012
90%
2010-2011
100%
2009-2010
100%
2009
94%
2007-2008
90%
2007
90%
2005-2006
80%
2004
87%
2003
44%
2003
100%
2001-2002
100%
2001-2002
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015-2016
73%
2015
83%
2014
83%
2013-2014
83%
2013-2014
100%
2013
100%
2013
79%
2011-2012
79%
2011-2012
58%
2017
77%
2015-2016
33%
2015
41%
2013-2014
37%
2013
27%
2011-2012
38%
2011
53%
2009-2010
46%
2009
25%
2007-2008
17%
2007
42%
2005-2006
34%
2005
44%
2004
44%
2003
100%
2001-2002
75%
1999-2000
66%
1999
100%
1997
100%
2006
28%
2015-2016
16%
2013-2014
71%
2011-2012
66%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
10%
2003-2004
0%
2015-2016
12%
2011-2012
0%
2007-2008
10%
2003-2004
0%
2003
23%
2001-2002
8%
2000
25%
1999
18%
1998
40%
1997
41%
2015-2016
40%
2015
40%
2013-2014
13%
2013-2014
38%
2013-2014
85%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
24%
2013-2014
54%
2013-2014
37%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
70%
2005-2006
16%
2003-2004
9%
2001-2002
0%
2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2011
0%
2006
0%
2006
11%
2009
16%
2003
16%
2003
20%
2012-2013
38%
2015-2016
35%
2015
32%
2013-2014
32%
2012
36%
2011-2012
39%
2009-2010
30%
2007-2008
29%
2005-2006
19%
2003-2004
10%
2001-2002
30%
2005-2006
25%
2003-2004
13%
2017-2018
53%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
31%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
42%
2011
0%
2009-2010
40%
2007-2008
38%
2005-2006
46%
2003-2004
46%
2003
66%
2011
73%
2007-2008
41%
2005-2006
36%
2003-2004
100%
2010
100%
2010
54%
2003-2004
54%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
82%
2001-2002
82%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
74%
1997-1998
74%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
64%
2003-2004
51%
2018
50%
2017
57%
2017
50%
2016
64%
2016
49%
2015
58%
2015
57%
2014
49%
2014
62%
2013
48%
2013
50%
2012
47%
2012
31%
2011
48%
2010
13%
2010
47%
2009
51%
2008
72%
2008
60%
2007
53%
2006
59%
2005
47%
2004
38%
2003
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2002
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2001
50%
2000
44%
1999
56%
1998
50%
1997
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
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2007
33%
2004
60%
2003
80%
2001-2002
80%
2001-2002
89%
2016
89%
2016
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
54%
2003-2004
54%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2003
82%
2001-2002
82%
2001-2002
73%
1999-2000
73%
1999-2000
74%
1997-1998
74%
1997-1998
73%
1997
73%
1997
13%
2017
13%
2017
60%
2015-2016
60%
2015-2016
94%
2015-2016
90%
2015
77%
2013-2014
76%
2011-2012
60%
2011
88%
2009-2010
91%
2007-2008
100
2007
95%
2005-2006
70%
2003-2004
73%
2001-2002
77%
2001
64%
2000
69%
1999
75%
1997-1998
67%
1997
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1997-1998
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2004
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1999-2000
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1999-2000
68%
2011
90
2008
90
2007
75%
2005
86%
2004
83%
2003
25%
2015
20%
2014
25%
2013
22%
2012
57%
2006-2012
57%
2006-2012
100%
2014
20%
1997-1998
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
95%
2011-2012
95%
2011-2012
88%
2009-2010
88%
2009-2010
85%
2007-2008
85%
2007-2008
60%
2005-2006
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2005-2006
88%
2003-2004
88%
2003-2004
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2001-2002
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2001-2002
100%
2001
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999-2000
91%
1999
88%
1997-1998
88%
1997-1998
100%
2007
0%
2014
0%
2014
43%
2014
43%
2014
75%
2017
91%
2015-2016
88%
2015
93%
2013
90%
2011
85%
2009-2010
80%
2009
93%
2007-2008
92%
2007
81%
2005-2006
74%
2005
83%
2003-2004
85%
2003
83%
2001-2002
79%
2001
87%
2000
82%
1999
90%
2005-2006
100%
2005
80%
1998
100%
2007
88%
2001-2002
47%
2013
25%
2014
10%
1997-1998
10%
1997-1998
20%
2019
6%
2017-2018
4%
2017-2018
8%
2015-2016
6%
2015-2016
0%
2015
6%
2015
17%
2014
6%
2014
10%
2014
8%
2014
4%
2011-2012
9%
2011-2012
5%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
0%
2011-2012
8%
2009-2010
9%
2009
11%
2007-2008
22%
2005-2006
10%
2003-2004
5%
2003
8%
2001-2002
17%
1999-2000
14%
2004
13%
2011-2012
14%
2011
13%
2009-2010
18%
2007-2008
23%
2005-2006
19%
2003-2004
0%
2003
24%
2001-2002
23%
2000
50%
1997-1998
14%
2018
8%
2016
10%
2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2012
15%
2011
15%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
9%
2009
9%
2009
30%
2008
30%
2008
5%
2007
5%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
20%
2005
20%
2005
33%
2004
33%
2004
4%
2003
4%
2003
20%
2002
20%
2002
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
4%
2017-2018
10%
2015-2016
12%
2014
10%
2014
17%
2011-2012
14%
2011
37%
2001-2010
37%
2001-2010
41%
2013
41%
2013
32%
2013
32%
2013
30%
2012
30%
2012
17%
2012
17%
2012
41%
2011
41%
2011
59%
2011
59%
2011
39%
2011
39%
2011
38%
2010
38%
2010
42%
2010
42%
2010
34%
2009
34%
2009
17%
2009
17%
2009
25%
2008
25%
2008
36.3%
2008
36.3%
2008
36.5%
2007
36.5%
2007
35%
2007
35%
2007
29%
2006
29%
2006
23%
2006
23%
2006
32%
2005
32%
2005
38%
2005
38%
2005
34%
2005
34%
2005
39%
2004
39%
2004
32%
2003
32%
2003
30%
2003
30%
2003
30%
2002
30%
2002
23%
2002
23%
2002
21%
2001
21%
2001
10%
2000
10%
2000
43%
1999
43%
1999
33%
1999
33%
1999
11%
1998
11%
1998
56
2013-2014
70%
2011-2012
19%
2011-2012
11
2009-2010
62%
2009-2010