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   First-term govs largely successful

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7/25/2008 1:00 pm

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Entered 7/25/2008, Updated 7/25/2008

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Almost a year ago, Out There examined the records of new governors and found that most survived their first legislative sessions with flying colors. Now, midway through their terms, the class of 2006 has lost one member and accumulated lots of battle scars. But most first-termers are avoiding the voter discontent directed at Congress and the presidency. The 11-member group declined by one when New York’s Eliot Spitzer (D) resigned amid a sex scandal. Five of the others — Democrats Mike Beebe of Arkansas, Ted Strickland of Ohio and Chet Culver of Iowa, and Republicans Sarah Palin of Alaska and Charlie Crist of Florida — range from very popular to rock-star status. Two others — Democrat Bill Ritter of Colorado and Republican C.L. "Butch" Otter of Idaho have had mixed reviews. Another two — Democrats Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and Martin O’Malley of Maryland — have struggled. Then there’s Nevada Republican Jim Gibbons, whose approval rating has gone from bad to worse.


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