Last week, voters across the country sent a powerful message by electing (and re-electing) pro-growth leaders. Incumbent Republican governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Rick Snyder of Michigan, John Kasich of Ohio, Rick Scott of Florida, and Paul LePage of Maine led by example by taking the long view on fiscal policies — and they were duly rewarded with the opportunity to advance their reform initiatives over the next four years. And in the blue state of Illinois, Republican candidate Bruce Rauner handily beat sitting Gov. Pat Quinn and will become the first Republican governor elected since 1998.
These are all truly extraordinary accomplishments, considering the fact that unions spent an estimated $80 million in mid-term election expenditures.