As we look for silver linings in the midterm elections, let’s not overlook the big victories of Republican governors – who cut taxes, rejected lockdowns, and promoted education freedom.
Fox News just published an analysis of the gubernatorial elections and it cited a rating system by ALEC called Rich States Poor States by CTUP cofounders Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore. Here’s what Fox found:
A swing state no more, and new talk of 2024.
All the country’s top conservative governors were easily reelected in midterm elections that overall did not go as well as Republicans hoped.
Governors Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Ron DeSantis of Florida, Jared Polis of Colorado, Brad Little of Idaho, Bill Lee of Tennessee, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Brian Kemp of Georgia, and Greg Abbott of Texas were all ranked in the top 10 of conservative governors in a Laffer-ALEC analysis last year and coasted to reelection on Tuesday.
Ten governors earned a five-star ranking in the Laffer-Moore report, with eight facing reelection on Tuesday. That list included South Dakota’s Noem, who came in ranked number one. The Republican governor was easily reelected Tuesday, winning by 26.8 percentage points.
The report also found that governors who kept their economies and schools open during Covid were rewarded with massive victories.