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Tim Walz's Ratings and Endorsements

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for Governor (MN)

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2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009
5%
2007-2008
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
100%
2016
100%
2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
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2007
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2015
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2014
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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
45%
2015-2016
20%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
75%
2014
64%
2011
33%
2009-2010
84%
2007-2008
71%
2017
67%
2015-2016
67%
2015-2016
67%
2015
44%
2014
44%
2013-2014
44%
2013-2014
54%
2013
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
46%
2007-2008
44%
2015-2016
44%
2015-2016
33%
2013-2014
33%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
33%
2011-2012
50%
2009-2010
50%
2009-2010
33%
2007-2008
33%
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
66
2007-2008
71%
2017
67%
2015-2016
67%
2015-2016
67%
2015
44%
2014
44%
2013-2014
44%
2013-2014
54%
2013
64%
2011-2012
64%
2011-2012
61%
2013
61%
2013
69%
2013
69%
2013
31%
2013
31%
2013
24%
2013
24%
2013
73%
2013
73%
2013
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2013
27%
2013
39%
2013
39%
2013
63%
2012
63%
2012
73%
2012
73%
2012
33%
2012
33%
2012
37%
2012
37%
2012
36%
2012
36%
2012
63%
2012
63%
2012
26%
2012
26%
2012
67%
2012
67%
2012
34%
2011
34%
2011
39%
2011
39%
2011
66%
2011
66%
2011
33%
2011
33%
2011
64%
2011
64%
2011
64%
2011
64%
2011
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2011
36%
2011
61%
2011
61%
2011
29%
2010
29%
2010
66%
2010
66%
2010
61%
2010
61%
2010
65%
2010
65%
2010
35%
2010
35%
2010
35%
2010
35%
2010
64%
2010
64%
2010
35%
2010
35%
2010
43%
2009
43%
2009
36%
2009
36%
2009
54%
2009
54%
2009
62%
2009
62%
2009
70%
2009
70%
2009
36%
2009
36%
2009
64%
2009
64%
2009
24%
2009
24%
2009
45%
2008
45%
2008
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2008
39.5%
2008
32%
2008
32%
2008
61%
2008
61%
2008
38%
2008
38%
2008
59%
2008
59%
2008
54%
2008
54%
2008
65%
2008
65%
2008
64.3%
2007
64.3%
2007
35.7%
2007
35.7%
2007
58%
2007
58%
2007
63%
2007
63%
2007
41%
2007
41%
2007
28%
2007
28%
2007
69%
2007
69%
2007
35%
2007
35%
2007
75%
2017-2018
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2017-2018
5%
2016
9%
2015-2016
7%
2015
12%
2015
9%
2014
6%
2014
4%
2011-2012
9%
2011-2012
35%
2009-2010
35%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
25%
2014
25%
2014
40%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
42%
2011-2012
16%
2007-2008
100
2007
0%
2017-2018
75%
2007
75%
2007
5%
2009
0%
2009-2010
10%
2021
46%
2012-2013
100%
2009-2010
46%
2015-2016
44%
2015
28%
2013-2014
41%
2012
48%
2011-2012
44%
2009-2010
15%
2007-2008
20
2007-2008
100%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
0%
2013-2014
22%
2013-2014
50%
2013-2014
33%
2011-2012
28%
2011
25%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
100%
2010
100%
2010
83%
2015-2016
83%
2015-2016
73%
2013-2014
73%
2013-2014
61%
2016
61%
2016
16%
2017
16%
2017
40%
2015-2016
40%
2015-2016
88%
2015-2016
90%
2015
88%
2013-2014
100%
2011-2012
100%
2011
88%
2009-2010
91%
2007-2008
83
2007
88%
2015-2016
100%
2013-2014
61%
2016
61%
2016
74%
2011
90
2008
100
2007
14%
2006-2012
14%
2006-2012
100%
2014
100%
2015-2016
100%
2015-2016
100%
2014
100%
2013-2014
100%
2013-2014
95%
2011-2012
95%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2007
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2014
25%
2014
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2007-2008
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
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2009-2010
0%
2009
5%
2007-2008
13%
2011-2012
14%
2011
4%
2009-2010
22%
2007-2008
18%
2016
12%
2014
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2013-2014
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2013-2014
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2013
0%
2013
0%
2012
0%
2012
23%
2011
23%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2010
4%
2009
4%
2009
40%
2008
40%
2008
11%
2007
11%
2007
0%
2009-2010
0%
2007
0%
2007
19%
2015-2016
5%
2014
10%
2011-2012
10%
2011
17%
2001-2010
17%
2001-2010
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2010
25%
2014
25%
2014
18%
2015-2016
18%
2015-2016
20%
2015
17%
2014
21%
2014
29%
2013-2014
29%
2013-2014
10%
2013
30%
2011-2012
30%
2011-2012
15%
2011
30%
2011
0%
2010
0%
2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009-2010
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2009
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2009
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2009
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2007-2008
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2007-2008
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2007
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2007
11
2013-2014
56%
2011-2012
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2011-2012
11
2009-2010
64%
2009-2010
38%
2009-2010
62%
2009
40%
2007-2008
57%
2007-2008
14%
2005-2006
4%
2013-2014
18%
2011-2012
12%
2009-2010
25%
2007-2008
80%
2013-2014
75%
2011-2012
83%
2009-2010
75%
2007-2008
71%
2007
17%
2001-2010
17%
2001-2010
78%
2013
78%
2013
68%
2012
68%
2012
26%
2011
26%
2011
50%
2010
50%
2010
54%
2009
54%
2009
80%
2008
80%
2008
55%
2007
55%
2007
100%
2007
23%
2011
0%
2017-2018
5%
2016
9%
2015-2016
7%
2015
12%
2015
6%
2014
9%
2014
4%
2011-2012
9%
2011-2012
35%
2009-2010
35%
2009-2010
0%
2007-2008
0%
2007
7%
2015-2016
0%
2013-2014
17%
2011-2012
0%
2009-2010
0%
2009
5%
2007-2008
74%
2011
90
2008
100
2007
25%
2014
25%
2014
39%
2014
39%
2014
80%
2011-2012
100%
2007
100%
2014
100%
2012
25%
2011
17%
2009-2010
17%
2009-2010
50%
2007-2008
50%
2007-2008
67%
2007
61%
2016
61%
2016
83%
2015-2016
83%
2015-2016
73%
2013-2014
73%
2013-2014
94%
2009
94%
2009
7%
2015-2016
0%
2007
66%
2007-2008
40%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
42%
2011-2012
16%
2007-2008
100
2007