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Rating Group: Conservative Review

2016 Presidential Candidate Comparison

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 77%
NA President Donald Trump Republican 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson Republican 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 14%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz Republican 95%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 41%
Jeb Bush 32%
Chris Christie 23%
Carly Fiorina 18%
Mike Huckabee 36%
Bobby Jindal 77%
John Kasich 36%
State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 77%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 77%
NA President Donald Trump R 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson R 50%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 14%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz R 95%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 41%
Jeb Bush 32%
Chris Christie 23%
Carly Fiorina 18%
Mike Huckabee 36%
Bobby Jindal 77%
John Kasich 36%
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