Rating Group: FreedomWorks

2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 73%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 4%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 61%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 91%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 95%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 95%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 95%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 95%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 13%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 95%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 96%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 100%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 17%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 11%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 11%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 95%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 4%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 0%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 6%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 95%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 11%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 5%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 16%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 5%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 11%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 6%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 16%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 6%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 6%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 6%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 16%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 78%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 78%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 0%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 94%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 6%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 72%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 5%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 5%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 95%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 0%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 83%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 16%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 78%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 6%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 95%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 95%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 4%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 4%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 21%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 95%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 95%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 0%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 17%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 11%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 5%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 5%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 5%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 6%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 4%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 95%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 83%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 11%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 95%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 89%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 0%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 89%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 6%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 94%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 94%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 11%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 0%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 89%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 89%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 94%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 86%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 86%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 95%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 95%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 11%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 5%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 95%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 100%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 26%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 6%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 87%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 4%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 0%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 95%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 95%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 4%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 11%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 21%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 6%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 5%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 89%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 11%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 5%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 95%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 83%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 11%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 16%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 95%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 91%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 89%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 95%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 95%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 96%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 89%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 95%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 95%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 4%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 64%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 95%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 94%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 95%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 89%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 5%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 6%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 5%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 5%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 5%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 11%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 16%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 0%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 0%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 0%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 0%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 11%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 5%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 39%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 5%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 21%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 0%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 78%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 89%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 89%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 0%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 95%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 11%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 11%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 95%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 95%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 11%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 5%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 94%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 47%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 5%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 78%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 11%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 95%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 11%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 94%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 91%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 11%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 95%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 86%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 56%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 0%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 95%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 83%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 63%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 95%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 91%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 89%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 89%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 95%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 5%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 89%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 84%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 95%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 5%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 95%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 0%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 95%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 5%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 0%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 0%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 4%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 78%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 11%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 0%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 0%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 78%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 0%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 6%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 11%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 11%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 5%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 5%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 6%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 5%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 0%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 6%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 5%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 21%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 5%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 0%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 94%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 94%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 94%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 11%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 89%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 11%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 95%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 82%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 95%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 95%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 9%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 95%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 6%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 22%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 16%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 0%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 5%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 94%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 84%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 95%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 6%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 79%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 95%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 84%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 5%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 96%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 95%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 83%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 100%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 95%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 89%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 37%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 95%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 6%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 95%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 95%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 95%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 78%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 95%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 95%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 83%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 83%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 95%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 5%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 89%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 95%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 78%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 95%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 6%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 16%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 94%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 94%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 95%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 72%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 95%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 11%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 6%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 11%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 95%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 95%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 26%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 95%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 100%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 47%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 0%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 95%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 11%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 95%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 95%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 11%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 84%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 0%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 5%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 9%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 0%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 95%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 72%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 5%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 83%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 6%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 11%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 5%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 94%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 0%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 17%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 95%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 89%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 9%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 84%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 5%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 95%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 100%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 95%
Gary Ackerman 0%
John Adler 33%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 0%
Todd Akin 94%
Rodney Alexander 95%
Jason Altmire 21%
Rob Andrews 0%
Michael Arcuri 32%
Steve Austria 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 0%
Brian Baird 22%
J. Gresham Barrett 72%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 14%
Melissa Bean 6%
Bob Bennett 91%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 0%
Marion Berry 39%
Judy Biggert 84%
Brian Bilbray 83%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
John Boccieri 16%
Kit Bond 77%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 89%
Mary Bono Mack 89%
Dan Boren 56%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 37%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 11%
Bobby Bright 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 89%
Scott Brown 57%
Ginny Brown-Waite 72%
Jim Bunning 91%
Roland Burris 0%
Dan Burton 94%
Steve Buyer 67%
Eric Cantor 95%
Joseph Cao 56%
Dennis Cardoza 11%
Russ Carnahan 0%
Christopher Carney 0%
Mike Castle 68%
Ben Chandler III 32%
Travis Childers 58%
Kent Conrad 0%
Jerry Costello 11%
Kathy Dahlkemper 6%
Artur Davis 33%
Geoff Davis 89%
Lincoln Davis 39%
Bill Delahunt 6%
James DeMint 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72%
Norm Dicks 0%
Chris Dodd 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
David Dreier 95%
Steve Driehaus 16%
Chet Edwards 47%
Vern Ehlers 72%
Brad Ellsworth 5%
Jo Ann Emerson 95%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Russ Feingold 43%
Bob Filner 11%
Barney Frank 5%
Elton Gallegly 95%
Gabrielle Giffords 16%
Charlie Gonzalez 5%
Bart Gordon 0%
Judd Gregg 86%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 72%
John Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 5%
Phil Hare 0%
Jane Harman 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 95%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 11%
Maurice Hinchey 5%
Paul Hodes 0%
Pete Hoekstra 83%
Thomas Holden 32%
Kay Hutchison 77%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 89%
Daniel Inouye 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 11%
Tim Johnson 84%
Steve Kagen 6%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ted Kaufman 5%
Patrick Kennedy 0%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 11%
Mary Jo Kilroy 0%
Larry Kissell 21%
Ron Klein 11%
Herb Kohl 0%
Suzanne Kosmas 11%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 42%
Dennis Kucinich 21%
Jon Kyl 96%
Steve LaTourette 89%
Frank Lautenberg 0%
Chris Lee 84%
George LeMieux 78%
Jerry Lewis 95%
Joe Lieberman 9%
Blanche Lincoln 18%
John Linder 67%
Dick Lugar 83%
Dan Lungren 94%
Connie Mack IV 95%
Don Manzullo 89%
Betsy Markey 11%
Jim Marshall 42%
Thaddeus McCotter 89%
Michael McMahon 44%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 0%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Brad Miller 0%
Walt Minnick 53%
Harry Mitchell 39%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Dennis Moore 0%
Patrick Murphy 0%
Scott Murphy 5%
Sue Myrick 95%
Ben Nelson 35%
Glenn Nye III 53%
Jim Oberstar 5%
Dave Obey 6%
John Olver 5%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 6%
Ron Paul 95%
Donald Payne 11%
Tom Perriello 32%
Todd Platts 89%
Earl Pomeroy 11%
George Radanovich 61%
Denny Rehberg 95%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Laura Richardson 11%
Ciro Rodriguez 11%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 0%
Mark Schauer 0%
Jean Schmidt 95%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 0%
John Shadegg 94%
Heath Shuler 44%
Ike Skelton 37%
Olympia Snowe 39%
Vic Snyder 0%
Zack Space 32%
Arlen Specter 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 0%
Pete Stark 11%
Cliff Stearns 95%
Bart Stupak 6%
John Sullivan 95%
Betty Sutton 0%
John Tanner 28%
Gene Taylor 67%
Harry Teague 26%
Todd Tiahrt 83%
Ed Towns 11%
George Voinovich 68%
Diane Watson 0%
Mel Watt 11%
Jim Webb, Jr. 9%
Anthony Weiner 11%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 5%
Lynn Woolsey 6%
David Wu 11%
Bill Young 56%

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