Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2003-2008 Revenue Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. House - 13 Charlie Crist, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm 32%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 56%
SD U.S. Senate - Jr Mike Rounds Republican 50%
VA U.S. Senate - Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 27%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 72%
Haley Barbour 53%
Mike Beebe 61%
Rod Blagojevich 0%
Matthew Blunt 64%
Phil Bredesen 49%
Don Carcieri 47%
Jon Corzine 33%
Chet Culver 33%
Mitch Daniels, Jr. 65%
Jim Douglas 48%
Jim Doyle III 41%
Michael Easley 47%
Dave Freudenthal 66%
Jim Gibbons 60%
Chris Gregoire 43%
Dave Heineman 100%
Brad Henry 71%
Jon Huntsman, Jr. 82%
Ted Kulongoski 23%
Linda Lingle 74%
John Lynch 35%
Ruth Minner 35%
Janet Napolitano 67%
Martin O'Malley 0%
Butch Otter 21%
Deval Patrick 40%
Tim Pawlenty 49%
Sonny Perdue 52%
Rick Perry 57%
Jodi Rell 31%
Ed Rendell 37%
Bill Richardson 77%
Bob Riley 14%
Bill Ritter, Jr. 32%
Mark Sanford, Jr. 87%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 43%
Brian Schweitzer 51%
Kathleen Sebelius 57%
Ted Strickland 61%