Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Foreign Policy Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 32%
AK U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Begich D 55%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 32%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 48%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 40%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 40%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 78%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 87%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 55%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 55%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 91%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 48%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 91%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 62%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 78%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 53%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 78%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 91%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 76%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 78%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 91%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 78%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 53%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 86%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 91%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 83%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 91%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 26%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 78%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 59%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 37%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 76%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 39%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 78%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 55%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Michael Bennet D 55%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 87%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 78%
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 62%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 62%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 59%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 84%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 70%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 84%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 77%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 55%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 46%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 26%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 69%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 62%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 0%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 91%
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 83%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 87%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 16%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 16%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 58%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 77%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 26%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 42%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 57%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 26%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 87%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 59%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 29%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 55%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 91%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 91%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 33%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 55%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 39%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 66%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 53%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 91%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 91%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 26%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 86%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 91%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 0%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 43%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 91%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 87%
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-2 Lynn Jenkins R 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 21%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 37%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 78%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 55%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 21%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 26%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 91%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 78%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 77%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 78%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 76%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 62%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 55%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 55%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 69%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 91%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 78%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 78%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 70%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 78%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 35%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 78%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 53%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 55%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 55%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 26%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 38%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 78%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 37%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 59%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 57%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 50%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 49%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 70%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 26%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 91%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 69%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 48%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 55%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 32%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 87%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 70%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 34%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 28%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 62%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 55%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 55%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 21%
NC U.S. Senate-Jr Kay Hagan D 55%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 70%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 41%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 91%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 26%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 44%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Johanns R 20%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 33%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 55%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 59%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 55%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 26%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 33%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 26%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 87%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 33%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 70%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 87%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 0%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 91%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 55%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 62%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 87%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 55%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 0%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 53%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 55%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 55%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 67%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 37%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 91%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 65%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 59%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 66%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 87%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 70%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 85%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 70%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 91%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 78%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 56%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 70%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 78%
NY U.S. House-24 Dan Maffei Other 67%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 91%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 62%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 55%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 56%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 26%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 84%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 70%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 55%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 55%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 33%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 70%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 62%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 70%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 49%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 87%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 86%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 26%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 57%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 87%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 33%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 26%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 55%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 55%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 78%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 21%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 33%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 84%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 55%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 32%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 41%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 40%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 62%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 67%
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 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 26%
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 26%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 70%
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 69%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
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 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 45%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 77%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 70%
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 57%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 26%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 52%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 87%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 25%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 91%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 70%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 55%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 49%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 77%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 55%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 49%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 78%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 33%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 33%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 67%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 41%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 58%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 78%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 78%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 26%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 78%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 91%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 33%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 55%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 26%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 57%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 16%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 16%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 26%
Gary Ackerman 70%
John Adler 44%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 55%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Jason Altmire 45%
Rob Andrews 70%
Michael Arcuri 47%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
Brian Baird 59%
J. Gresham Barrett 37%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 37%
Melissa Bean 48%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Howard Berman 91%
Marion Berry 62%
Judy Biggert 39%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Jeff Bingaman 55%
John Boccieri 45%
Kit Bond 29%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 43%
Leonard Boswell 91%
Rick Boucher 53%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 58%
Bobby Bright 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 33%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 55%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 55%
Joseph Cao 38%
Dennis Cardoza 52%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 50%
Mike Castle 41%
Ben Chandler III 53%
Travis Childers 40%
Kent Conrad 55%
Jerry Costello 52%
Kathy Dahlkemper 47%
Artur Davis 43%
Geoff Davis 26%
Lincoln Davis 45%
Bill Delahunt 91%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 70%
Chris Dodd 55%
Byron Dorgan 49%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 70%
Chet Edwards 61%
Vern Ehlers 41%
Brad Ellsworth 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 33%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Russ Feingold 41%
Bob Filner 78%
Barney Frank 91%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 87%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 39%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 40%
John Hall 50%
Debbie Halvorson 47%
Phil Hare 91%
Jane Harman 86%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 45%
Baron Hill 65%
Maurice Hinchey 87%
Paul Hodes 53%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 48%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 27%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Daniel Inouye 55%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
Tim Johnson 40%
Steve Kagen 91%
Paul Kanjorski 59%
Ted Kaufman 55%
Dale Kildee 70%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Mary Jo Kilroy 91%
Larry Kissell 50%
Ron Klein 56%
Herb Kohl 55%
Suzanne Kosmas 45%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 45%
Dennis Kucinich 49%
Jon Kyl 0%
Steve LaTourette 38%
Frank Lautenberg 55%
Chris Lee 26%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 37%
Blanche Lincoln 46%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 44%
Dan Lungren 33%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 53%
Jim Marshall 39%
Melquiades Martinez 31%
Eric Massa 50%
Thaddeus McCotter 26%
John McHugh 43%
Michael McMahon 43%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 52%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 48%
Brad Miller 67%
Walt Minnick 44%
Harry Mitchell 47%
Alan Mollohan 59%
Dennis Moore 58%
Patrick Murphy 59%
Scott Murphy 53%
Jack Murtha 70%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 41%
Glenn Nye III 45%
Jim Oberstar 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 91%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 62%
Ron Paul 47%
Donald Payne 78%
Tom Perriello 48%
Todd Platts 26%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
George Radanovich 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 66%
Laura Richardson 65%
Ciro Rodriguez 66%
Mike Ross 48%
Steve Rothman 87%
Mark Schauer 56%
Jean Schmidt 32%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 91%
John Shadegg 0%
Heath Shuler 50%
Ike Skelton 59%
Olympia Snowe 35%
Vic Snyder 70%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 44%
Arlen Specter 44%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 53%
Cliff Stearns 26%
Bart Stupak 70%
Betty Sutton 91%
John Tanner 52%
Ellen Tauscher 70%
Gene Taylor 40%
Harry Teague 42%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 87%
George Voinovich 39%
Zach Wamp 33%
John Warner 55%
Diane Watson 70%
Mel Watt 91%
Jim Webb, Jr. 49%
Anthony Weiner 91%
Robert Wexler 70%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 62%
Lynn Woolsey 61%
David Wu 62%
Bill Young 0%

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