Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2008-2010 Revenue Score

State Office Name Party Rating
AR Governor Mike Beebe D 57%
AZ Governor Jan Brewer R 27%
DE Governor Jack Markell D 39%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 54%
IL Governor Pat Quinn D 0%
KY Governor Steve Beshear D 63%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 84%
MA Governor Deval Patrick D 23%
MD Governor Martin O'Malley D 62%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 51%
MO Governor Jay Nixon D 66%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 82%
NE Governor Dave Heineman R 77%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 71%
TX Governor Rick Perry R 63%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Manchin III D 75%
Haley Barbour 49%
Phil Bredesen 46%
Don Carcieri 61%
Charlie Crist, Jr. 34%
Chet Culver 53%
Mitch Daniels, Jr. 86%
Jim Douglas 66%
Jim Doyle III 30%
Dave Freudenthal 61%
Jim Gibbons 81%
Jennifer Granholm 38%
Chris Gregoire 45%
Brad Henry 52%
Ted Kulongoski 0%
Linda Lingle 75%
John Lynch 37%
David Paterson 15%
Tim Pawlenty 87%
Bev Perdue 46%
Sonny Perdue 55%
Jodi Rell 46%
Ed Rendell 24%
Bill Richardson 61%
Bob Riley 49%
Bill Ritter, Jr. 7%
Mike Rounds 62%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 35%
Brian Schweitzer 55%
Ted Strickland 52%

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