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2013 Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years)

State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 14%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Jr Kelly Ayotte R 0%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AZ U.S. House-2 Ron Barber D 100%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 75%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 100%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 100%
MI U.S. House-1 Dan Benishek R 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 82%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici Other 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 100%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 0%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 9%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 17%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
DE U.S. House-At-Large John Carney, Jr. D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 44%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 0%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 78%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 83%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 92%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 42%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
Geoff Davis 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 50%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 0%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 91%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 0%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
NC U.S. House-2 Renee Ellmers R 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
TN U.S. House-8 Stephen Fincher R 0%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 0%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 0%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 27%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 89%
CO U.S. House-4 Cory Gardner R 0%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 0%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 0%
NY U.S. House-19 Chris Gibson R 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 0%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
AR U.S. House-2 Tim Griffin R 0%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
NY U.S. House-11 Michael Grimm R 13%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 100%
CA U.S. House-44 Janice Hahn D 100%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 100%
NY U.S. House-22 Richard Hanna R 71%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 0%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
NV U.S. House-3 Joe Heck, Jr. R 13%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 0%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 0%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
KS U.S. House-1 Tim Huelskamp R 0%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 0%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 0%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
VA U.S. House-5 Robert Hurt R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 0%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 0%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 89%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 8%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 64%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 100%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 50%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 8%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 88%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 75%
OK U.S. House-5 James Lankford R 0%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 33%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 17%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Manchin III D 67%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 58%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 8%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 100%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 92%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
SC U.S. House-5 Mick Mulvaney R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 33%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 0%
FL U.S. House-11 Rich Nugent R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
MS U.S. House-1 Alan Nunnelee R 0%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 100%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 33%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 0%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 100%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 8%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
KS U.S. House-4 Mike Pompeo R 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 78%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 17%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 89%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 0%
WI U.S. House-8 Reid Ribble R 0%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 100%
VA U.S. House-2 Scott Rigell R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 11%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 0%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 0%
NJ U.S. House-3 Jon Runyan R 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 0%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 0%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
FL U.S. House-2 Steve Southerland R 0%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 0%
IN U.S. House-3 Marlin Stutzman R 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 0%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 8%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 8%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
FL U.S. House-10 Daniel Webster R 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 0%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 0%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 8%
IN U.S. House-9 Todd Young R 0%

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