Rating Group: American Association of University Women

2011-2012 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 0
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 0
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 89
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 0
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 0
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 0
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 11
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 11
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 11
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 0
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 90
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 10
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 90
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 80
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 90
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 10
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 80
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 90
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 90
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 10
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 90
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 80
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 90
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 90
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100
CA U.S. House-44 Janice Hahn D 100
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 20
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 90
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 90
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 0
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 80
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 10
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 0
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 90
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 80
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 80
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 80
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 90
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 90
DE U.S. House-At-Large John Carney, Jr. D 80
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 90
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 0
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 90
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 0
FL U.S. House-10 Daniel Webster R 10
FL U.S. House-11 Rich Nugent R 0
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 0
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 89
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 0
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 0
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 0
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 100
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 89
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 10
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 10
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 90
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 89
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 10
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 0
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 80
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 10
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 0
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 10
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 90
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 20
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 90
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 50
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 78
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 90
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 0
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100
IL U.S. House-10 Bob Dold R 40
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 0
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 0
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 10
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 70
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80
IN U.S. House-3 Marlin Stutzman R 0
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 0
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 0
IN U.S. House-9 Todd Young R 0
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0
KS U.S. House-1 Tim Huelskamp R 10
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 0
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 0
KS U.S. House-4 Mike Pompeo R 0
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 10
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 0
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 10
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 0
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 80
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 89
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 90
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 78
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 90
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 0
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 90
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 80
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 90
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 80
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 80
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 30
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 90
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 100
MI U.S. House-1 Dan Benishek R 0
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 0
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 10
MI U.S. House-5 Dan Kildee D 90
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 0
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 90
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 90
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 80
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 10
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 90
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 0
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 90
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 10
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 0
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 0
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 90
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 100
NC U.S. House-2 Renee Ellmers R 0
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 10
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 90
NH U.S. Senate-Jr Kelly Ayotte R 10
NH U.S. House-1 Frank Guinta R 0
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 90
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 20
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 0
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 20
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 0
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 90
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100
NJ U.S. House-10 Don Payne, Jr. D 100
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 100
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 80
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 70
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 13
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 17
NV U.S. House-3 Joe Heck, Jr. R 0
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 90
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 89
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 80
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 75
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 90
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 90
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 89
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100
NY U.S. House-19 Chris Gibson R 0
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100
NY U.S. House-22 Richard Hanna R 30
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 0
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 80
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 71
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 90
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 10
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 0
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 0
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 33
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 90
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 90
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 0
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 0
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 0
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 90
OR U.S. House-1 Suzanne Bonamici Other 100
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 10
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 80
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 80
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 0
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 0
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 20
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 0
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 0
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 0
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 20
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 10
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 90
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 100
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 0
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 0
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 0
SC U.S. House-5 Mick Mulvaney R 0
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 80
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 0
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 10
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 10
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 0
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 10
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 0
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 10
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 80
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 0
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0
TN U.S. House-8 Stephen Fincher R 0
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 10
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 80
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 0
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 10
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 0
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 70
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 80
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 90
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 10
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 90
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0
VA U.S. House-2 Scott Rigell R 0
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0
VA U.S. House-5 Robert Hurt R 0
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 20
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 90
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 90
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 80
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 80
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 10
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 80
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 20
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 67
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 0
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 80
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 0
WI U.S. House-8 Reid Ribble R 0
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 80
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 10
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 0
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 0
Gary Ackerman 80
Sandy Adams 0
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89
Todd Akin 0
Rodney Alexander 0
Jason Altmire 70
Rob Andrews 80
Steve Austria 0
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Michele Bachmann 10
Spencer Bachus 0
John Barrow 60
Roscoe Bartlett 10
Charlie Bass 33
Max Baucus 90
Mark Begich 100
Rick Berg 10
Shelley Berkley 90
Howard Berman 100
Judy Biggert 40
Brian Bilbray 10
Jeff Bingaman 100
Tim Bishop 90
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0
Mary Bono Mack 20
Dan Boren 30
Leonard Boswell 100
Bruce Braley 100
Paul Broun 20
Scott Brown 20
Ann Marie Buerkle 0
Dan Burton 0
Dave Camp 0
John Campbell III 11
Francisco Canseco 10
Eric Cantor 10
Dennis Cardoza 80
Russ Carnahan 100
Saxby Chambliss 0
Ben Chandler III 80
Hansen Clarke 100
Howard Coble 0
Thomas Coburn 0
Kent Conrad 90
Jerry Costello 60
Chip Cravaack 0
Mark Critz 80
Geoff Davis 13
James DeMint 10
Norm Dicks 80
John Dingell 90
David Dreier 10
Jo Ann Emerson 0
John Ensign 0
Bob Filner 100
Barney Frank 100
Elton Gallegly 0
Jim Gerlach 0
Phil Gingrey 0
Charlie Gonzalez 80
Michael Grimm 0
Kay Hagan 90
Ralph Hall 0
Colleen Hanabusa 90
Tom Harkin 90
Jane Harman 100
Doc Hastings 10
Nan Hayworth 0
Wally Herger, Jr. 0
Maurice Hinchey 78
Thomas Holden 80
Rush Holt, Jr. 100
Kay Hutchison 10
Daniel Inouye 90
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90
Mike Johanns 0
Timothy Johnson 90
Tim Johnson 10
Jack Kingston 0
Larry Kissell 100
Herb Kohl 90
Dennis Kucinich 80
Jon Kyl 0
Mary Landrieu 90
Jeff Landry 0
Tom Latham 0
Steve LaTourette 10
Frank Lautenberg 90
Carl Levin 90
Jerry Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 78
Dick Lugar 0
Dan Lungren 0
Connie Mack IV 22
Don Manzullo 0
Jim Matheson 40
Carolyn McCarthy 100
Thaddeus McCotter 0
Mike McIntyre 40
Buck McKeon 0
Mike Michaud 90
Gary Miller 0
George Miller 80
Brad Miller 90
Jim Moran, Jr. 100
Sue Myrick 0
Ben Nelson 70
Alan Nunnelee 0
John Olver 80
Bill Owens 90
Ed Pastor 100
Ron Paul 38
Tom Petri 0
Todd Platts 11
Mark Pryor 70
Ben Quayle 0
Nick Rahall II 70
Denny Rehberg 0
Silvestre Reyes 80
Laura Richardson 100
David Rivera 10
Jay Rockefeller IV 90
Mike Rogers 0
Mike Ross 60
Steve Rothman 100
Jon Runyan 0
Bobby Schilling 0
Jean Schmidt 0
Aaron Schock 0
Allyson Schwartz 100
Heath Shuler 33
Olympia Snowe 40
Steve Southerland 0
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 0
John Sullivan 0
Betty Sutton 90
Lee Terry 0
John Tierney 100
Ed Towns 90
Bob Turner 0
Mark Udall 90
Joe Walsh 0
Mel Watt 80
Henry Waxman 100
Jim Webb, Jr. 90
Anthony Weiner 60
Allen West 0
Frank Wolf 10
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 83
Bill Young 13

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