Rating Group: The Cato Institute

2008-2010 Revenue Score

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State Office Name Party Rating
FL U.S. House - 13 Charlie Crist, Jr. Democratic 34%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 51%
NA U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm 38%
ND U.S. Senate - Sr John Hoeven Republican 82%
SD U.S. Senate - Jr Mike Rounds Republican 62%
WV U.S. Senate - Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 75%
Haley Barbour 49%
Mike Beebe 57%
Steve Beshear 63%
Phil Bredesen 46%
Jan Brewer 27%
Don Carcieri 61%
Chet Culver 53%
Mitch Daniels, Jr. 86%
Jim Douglas 66%
Jim Doyle III 30%
Dave Freudenthal 61%
Jim Gibbons 81%
Chris Gregoire 45%
Dave Heineman 77%
Brad Henry 52%
Bobby Jindal 84%
Ted Kulongoski 0%
Linda Lingle 75%
John Lynch 37%
Jack Markell 39%
Jay Nixon 66%
Martin O'Malley 62%
Butch Otter 54%
David Paterson 15%
Deval Patrick 23%
Tim Pawlenty 87%
Bev Perdue 46%
Sonny Perdue 55%
Rick Perry 63%
Pat Quinn 0%
Jodi Rell 46%
Ed Rendell 24%
Bill Richardson 61%
Bob Riley 49%
Bill Ritter, Jr. 7%
Mark Sanford, Jr. 71%
Arnold Schwarzenegger 35%
Brian Schweitzer 55%
Ted Strickland 52%