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Mike Rounds' Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Office:
  • U.S. Senate (SD) - Jr, Republican

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8%
2016
8%
2016
75%
2017
80%
2016
100%
2015
46%
2018
46%
2018
77%
2017
77%
2017
55%
2016
55%
2016
47%
2015
47%
2015
39%
2017-2018
39%
2017-2018
30%
2015-2016
30%
2015-2016
29%
2015
29%
2015
38%
1993-2018
38%
1993-2018
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