To be honest I've never really liked her, and I don't think most do. The problem really comes from the Republicans not putting a decent candidate up to run against her. I actually voted for Rossi the first time he ran against her, just not the second time the poor looser ran against her.
As far as I'm concerned there is no reason to have a Democrat in office if that Democrat doesn't go along with the majority Democrat state senate that wrote and approved the bill. We know the Republicans are against such legislation, as they are against everything. The are the party of no, after all.
But if we are going to have a governor who is going to veto bills such as this, we might have well have a Republican.