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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2016 Tax Rate Score (Gubernatorial)

State Office District Name Party Rating
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 48%
AZ Governor Doug Ducey Republican 48%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Rick Scott Republican 48%
HI Governor David Ige Democratic 48%
MA Governor Charlie Baker Republican 50%
MD Governor Larry Hogan, Jr. Republican 48%
MI Governor Rick Snyder Republican 48%
MS Governor Phil Bryant Republican 48%
MT Governor Steve Bullock Democratic 48%
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 74%
NE Governor Pete Ricketts Republican 48%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Maggie Hassan Democratic 52%
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Democratic 57%
OR Governor Kate Brown Democratic 48%
PA Governor Tom Wolf Democratic 43%
RI Governor Gina Raimondo Democratic 46%
TX Governor Gregory Abbott Republican 52%
UT Governor Gary Herbert Republican 48%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 48%
Robert Bentley 46%
Terry Branstad 48%
Jerry Brown, Jr. 48%
Sam Brownback 38%
Chris Christie 48%
Jack Dalrymple 67%
Dennis Daugaard 31%
Mark Dayton 47%
Nathan Deal 48%
Mary Fallin 60%
Nikki Haley 48%
Bill Haslam 48%
John Hickenlooper 48%
John Kasich 63%
Paul LePage 65%
Dan Malloy 32%
Jack Markell 48%
Susana Martinez 65%
Terry McAuliffe 48%
Patrick McCrory 80%
Matt Mead 48%
Jay Nixon 48%
Butch Otter 48%
Bruce Rauner 48%
Brian Sandoval 39%
Peter Shumlin 45%
Earl Tomblin 44%
Scott Walker 48%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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