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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Club for Growth

2011-2012 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC Lieutenant Governor John McGill Democratic 0%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 0%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 0%
SC State House 3 B. R. Skelton Republican 0%
SC State House 4 Davey Hiott Republican 0%
SC State House 5 Phillip Owens Republican 17%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 0%
SC State House 7 Michael Gambrell Republican 0%
SC State House 8 Don Bowen Republican 0%
SC State House 9 Anne Thayer Republican 42%
SC State House 10 Joshua Putnam Republican 75%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 0%
SC State House 16 Mark Willis Republican 42%
SC State House 18 Tommy Stringer Republican 42%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 0%
SC State House 20 Daniel Hamilton Republican 67%
SC State House 21 Phyllis Henderson Republican 42%
SC State House 22 Wendy Nanney Republican 67%
SC State House 23 Chandra Dillard Democratic 0%
SC State House 24 Bruce Bannister Republican 17%
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 50%
SC State House 28 Eric Bedingfield Republican 50%
SC State House 29 Dennis Moss Republican 17%
SC State House 30 Steve Moss Republican 0%
SC State House 31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 32 Derham Cole, Jr. Republican 17%
SC State House 33 Eddie Tallon, Sr. Republican 0%
SC State House 34 Mike Forrester Republican 0%
SC State House 35 William Chumley Republican 42%
SC State House 36 Rita Allison Republican 17%
SC State House 38 Doug Brannon Republican 0%
SC State House 40 Walton McLeod III Democratic 0%
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 0%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 17%
SC State House 45 Deborah Long Republican 67%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 17%
SC State House 47 Tommy Pope Republican 0%
SC State House 48 Ralph Norman Republican 100%
SC State House 49 John King Democratic 0%
SC State House 50 Grady Brown Democratic 0%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 0%
SC State House 52 Laurie Funderburk Democratic 0%
SC State House 53 Ted Vick Democratic 0%
SC State House 54 Elizabeth Munnerlyn Democratic 0%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 0%
SC State House 58 Liston Barfield Republican 0%
SC State House 59 Terry Alexander Democratic 0%
SC State House 60 Phillip Lowe Republican 17%
SC State House 61 Lester Branham, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 62 Robert Williams Democratic 0%
SC State House 63 Kristopher Crawford Republican 0%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 17%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 0%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 17%
SC State House 69 Richard Quinn, Jr. Republican 42%
SC State House 70 Joseph Neal Democratic 0%
SC State House 71 Nathan Ballentine Republican 67%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 73 Chris Hart Democratic 0%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 0%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 0%
SC State House 77 Joe McEachern Democratic 0%
SC State House 79 Mia McLeod Democratic 0%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 0%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 83 William Hixon Republican 17%
SC State House 84 Roland Smith Republican 17%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 17%
SC State House 86 Bill Taylor Republican 42%
SC State House 87 Todd Atwater Republican 50%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 0%
SC State House 89 Kenneth Bingham Republican 17%
SC State House 90 Bakari Sellers Democratic 0%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 0%
SC State House 92 Joe Daning Republican 17%
SC State House 94 Jenny Horne Republican 0%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 96 L. Spires Republican 0%
SC State House 97 Patsy Knight Democratic 0%
SC State House 98 Chris Murphy Republican 0%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 0%
SC State House 100 Edward Southard Republican 92%
SC State House 101 Ronnie Sabb Democratic 0%
SC State House 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 103 Carl Anderson Democratic 0%
SC State House 104 Tracy Edge Republican 0%
SC State House 106 Nelson Hardwick Republican 0%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 17%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 0%
SC State House 110 Chip Limehouse III Republican 0%
SC State House 111 Wendell Gilliard Democratic 0%
SC State House 112 Mike Sottile Republican 0%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 0%
SC State House 114 Robert Harrell, Jr. Republican 0%
SC State House 115 Peter McCoy, Jr. Republican 17%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 0%
SC State House 117 William Crosby Republican 0%
SC State House 118 William Herbkersman Republican 0%
SC State House 119 Leonidas Stavrinakis Democratic 0%
SC State House 121 Kenneth Hodges Democratic 0%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 0%
SC State House 123 Andrew Patrick Republican 0%
SC State House 124 Shannon Erickson Republican 0%
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 0%
SC State Senate 2 Larry Martin Republican 0%
SC State Senate 3 Kevin Bryant Republican 100%
SC State Senate 4 William O'Dell Republican 0%
SC State Senate 5 Thomas Corbin Republican 0%
SC State Senate 6 Michael Fair Republican 0%
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic, Working Families 0%
SC State Senate 9 Daniel Verdin III Republican 42%
SC State Senate 10 Floyd Nicholson Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 12 Lee Bright Republican 100%
SC State Senate 13 Shane Martin Republican 67%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. Republican 8%
SC State Senate 15 Wes Hayes, Jr. Republican 0%
SC State Senate 16 Chauncey Gregory Republican 67%
SC State Senate 17 Creighton Coleman Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 18 Ronnie Cromer Republican 8%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 0%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 22 Joel Lourie Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 24 Tom Young, Jr. Republican 75%
SC State Senate 25 Shane Massey Republican 50%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 27 Vincent Sheheen Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 29 Gerald Malloy Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 30 Kent Williams Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. Republican 0%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 0%
SC State Senate 34 Ray Cleary III Republican 0%
SC State Senate 36 Kevin Johnson Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 37 Larry Grooms Republican 67%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 40 Brad Hutto Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 43 George Campsen III Republican 67%
SC State Senate 44 Paul Campbell, Jr. Republican 0%
SC State Senate 45 Clementa Pinckney Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 46 Tom Davis Republican 100%
SC Council Member 7 David Tribble, Jr. Republican 0%
Paul Agnew 0%
Ralph Anderson 0%
James Battle, Jr. 0%
Eric Bikas 0%
Joan Brady 0%
Curtis Brantley 0%
Boyd Brown 0%
Dick Elliott 0%
Robert Ford 0%
Marion Frye 50%
James Harrison 0%
George Hearn 0%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 0%
John Land III 0%
Phil Leventis 0%
James Neal 0%
Denny Neilson 0%
Harry Ott, Jr. 0%
Steve Parker 0%
Anne Parks 0%
Lewis Pinson 0%
Michael Thomas Rose 75%
Kevin Ryan 75%
Greg Ryberg 42%
Phillip Shoopman 17%
David Thomas 42%
Thad Viers 0%

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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