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Rating Group: The Leadership Project for America

2016 Positions

Issues: Conservative

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State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio Republican 92%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 76%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 39%
NA President Donald Trump Republican 59%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson Republican 79%
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Democratic 42%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 78%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz Republican 88%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 39%
Joe Biden, Jr. 44%
Jeb Bush 83%
Lincoln Chafee 51%
Chris Christie 66%
Hillary Clinton 37%
Carly Fiorina 79%
Jim Gilmore III 67%
Mike Huckabee 63%
Bobby Jindal 85%
John Kasich 76%
Martin O'Malley 40%
George Pataki 56%
Rick Perry 84%
Rick Santorum 78%
Scott Walker 93%
Jim Webb, Jr. 57%
State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. Senate - Sr Marco Rubio R 92%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 76%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren D 39%
NA President Donald Trump R 59%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 89%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson R 79%
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo D 42%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 78%
TX U.S. Senate - Jr Ted Cruz R 88%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 39%
Joe Biden, Jr. 44%
Jeb Bush 83%
Lincoln Chafee 51%
Chris Christie 66%
Hillary Clinton 37%
Carly Fiorina 79%
Jim Gilmore III 67%
Mike Huckabee 63%
Bobby Jindal 85%
John Kasich 76%
Martin O'Malley 40%
George Pataki 56%
Rick Perry 84%
Rick Santorum 78%
Scott Walker 93%
Jim Webb, Jr. 57%
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