Brewer’s legacy: Republican In Name Only
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, a self-described conservative, has performed as a RINO according to the Arizona Conservative Coalition (ACC) Legislator Evaluation. The evaluation includes the last regular session and the special session in which the budget bills were passed. Although the governor is not a legislator, she has a critical role in the legislative process by signing or vetoing bills.
Brewer’s score is a dismal 37.9 on a scale of 0-100 which puts her below almost all of the legislators and clearly into the RINO category.
The ACC reports Brewer’s score is based solely on her decisions to sign or veto bills that are included in the evaluation. In some respects, they write, this low score is more generous than Brewer deserves when considering how she manipulated the budget process by calling a special session to bypass Republican legislative leadership
Read the detailed evaluation here.