Tuesday, November 08, 2005
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Riley among top 10 imperiled Governors

From the Mobile Register:
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has returned to the Top 10 in a national ranking of imperiled governors. Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, moved him to the No. 8 spot after former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announced he would challenge Riley in the GOP primary.

Rankings are updated quarterly, and Riley had been unranked the previous quarter. Back in the spring he was No. 4 because of his failed billion-dollar tax plan.

The rankings are based on the likelihood of a partisan turnover in each state's governor's office. It should be noted, however, that the most recent results were released before former Gov. Don Siegelman, a candidate in next year's Democratic gubernatorial primary, was indicted.