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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Palmetto State Scorecard PAC

1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC Lieutenant Governor John McGill Democratic 13%
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 60%
SC State Senate 2 Larry Martin Republican 80%
SC State Senate 4 William O'Dell Republican 47%
SC State Senate 6 Michael Fair Republican 100%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 13%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. Republican 87%
SC State Senate 15 Wes Hayes, Jr. Republican 80%
SC State Senate 16 Chauncey Gregory Republican 80%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 47%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 7%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 60%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. Republican 40%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 20%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 0%
James Edward Bryan, Jr. 33%
Holly Ann Cork 40%
Charles Tyrone Courtney 40%
John Drummond 20%
Dick Elliott 27%
Robert Ford 7%
Warren Kenneth Giese 53%
Maggie Wallace Glover 7%
Donald Harry Holland 20%
John Land III 13%
James Lander 33%
Phil Leventis 33%
Glenn McConnell 40%
William Mescher 60%
Tommy Moore 27%
Ernest Leroy Passailaigue, Jr. 20%
Kay Patterson 7%
Michael Thomas Rose 60%
John Richardson Russell 60%
Greg Ryberg 80%
Edward Saleeby 20%
Linda Short 20%
Greg Smith 40%
Jefferson Verne Smith 33%
David Thomas 53%
Bob Waldrep, Jr. 53%
Mickinley Washington, Jr. 7%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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