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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina

2012 Veto Scorecard

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State Senate 12 Lee Bright Republican 100%
SC State Senate 3 Kevin Bryant Republican 92%
SC State Senate 46 Tom Davis Republican 85%
SC State House 48 Ralph Norman Republican 85%
Marion Frye 75%
SC State Senate 16 Chauncey Gregory Republican 75%
SC State House 35 William Chumley Republican 73%
SC State Senate 13 Shane Martin Republican 73%
SC State Senate 25 Shane Massey Republican 69%
SC State House 22 Wendy Nanney Republican 69%
SC State House 100 Edward Southard Republican 69%
Greg Ryberg 64%
SC State Senate 43 George Campsen III Republican 61%
SC State House 20 Daniel Hamilton Republican 61%
Michael Thomas Rose 61%
SC State House 86 Bill Taylor Republican 61%
SC State Senate 37 Larry Grooms Republican 58%
SC State Senate 9 Daniel Verdin III Republican 58%
SC State House 87 Todd Atwater Republican 54%
SC State House 71 Nathan Ballentine Republican 46%
SC State House 18 Tommy Stringer Republican 46%
SC State Senate 24 Tom Young, Jr. Republican 46%
SC State House 10 Joshua Putnam Republican 45%
Kevin Ryan 42%
SC State House 36 Rita Allison Republican 38%
SC State House 28 Eric Bedingfield Republican 38%
SC State House 34 Mike Forrester Republican 38%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 38%
SC State House 29 Dennis Moss Republican 38%
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 38%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 38%
Phillip Shoopman 33%
SC Council Member 7 David Tribble, Jr. Republican 33%
SC State House 89 Kenneth Bingham Republican 31%
SC State House 32 Derham Cole, Jr. Republican 31%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 31%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 31%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 31%
SC State House 33 Eddie Tallon, Sr. Republican 31%
SC State House 9 Anne Thayer Republican 31%
SC State House 21 Phyllis Henderson Republican 25%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 23%
SC State Senate 6 Michael Fair Republican 23%
SC State House 60 Phillip Lowe Republican 23%
SC State Senate 2 Larry Martin Republican 23%
SC State House 69 Richard Quinn, Jr. Republican 23%
Steve Parker 16%
SC State House 92 Joe Daning Republican 15%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 15%
SC State House 124 Shannon Erickson Republican 15%
SC State House 83 William Hixon Republican 15%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 15%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 15%
SC State House 45 Deborah Long Republican 15%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. Republican 15%
SC State House 16 Mark Willis Republican 15%
SC State Senate 34 Ray Cleary III Republican 14%
SC State House 115 Peter McCoy, Jr. Republican 12%
SC State House 24 Bruce Bannister Republican 8%
SC State House 58 Liston Barfield Republican 8%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 8%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 8%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 8%
SC State House 104 Tracy Edge Republican 8%
Dick Elliott 8%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 8%
SC State Senate 15 Wes Hayes, Jr. Republican 8%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 8%
SC State House 49 John King Democratic 8%
SC State House 110 Chip Limehouse III Republican 8%
SC State House 90 Bakari Sellers Democratic 8%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 8%
SC State House 84 Roland Smith Republican 8%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 8%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 8%
Paul Agnew 0%
SC State House 59 Terry Alexander Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 0%
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic, Working Families 0%
SC State House 103 Carl Anderson Democratic 0%
Ralph Anderson 0%
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 0%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 0%
James Battle, Jr. 0%
Eric Bikas 0%
SC State House 8 Don Bowen Republican 0%
Joan Brady 0%
SC State House 61 Lester Branham, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 38 Doug Brannon Republican 0%
Curtis Brantley 0%
SC State House 50 Grady Brown Democratic 0%
Boyd Brown 0%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 44 Paul Campbell, Jr. Republican 0%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 17 Creighton Coleman Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 5 Thomas Corbin Republican 0%
SC State House 63 Kristopher Crawford Republican 0%
SC State Senate 18 Ronnie Cromer Republican 0%
SC State House 117 William Crosby Republican 0%
SC State House 23 Chandra Dillard Democratic 0%
Robert Ford 0%
SC State House 52 Laurie Funderburk Democratic 0%
SC State House 7 Michael Gambrell Republican 0%
SC State House 111 Wendell Gilliard Democratic 0%
SC State House 106 Nelson Hardwick Republican 0%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 0%
James Harrison 0%
SC State House 73 Chris Hart Democratic 0%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 0%
George Hearn 0%
SC State House 118 William Herbkersman Republican 0%
SC State House 4 Davey Hiott Republican 0%
SC State House 121 Kenneth Hodges Democratic 0%
SC State House 94 Jenny Horne Republican 0%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 40 Brad Hutto Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 0%
SC State House 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 36 Kevin Johnson Democratic 0%
SC State House 97 Patsy Knight Democratic 0%
John Land III 0%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. Republican 0%
Phil Leventis 0%
SC State Senate 22 Joel Lourie Democratic 0%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 0%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 29 Gerald Malloy Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 77 Joe McEachern Democratic 0%
SC Lieutenant Governor John McGill Democratic 0%
SC State House 79 Mia McLeod Democratic 0%
SC State House 40 Walton McLeod III Democratic 0%
SC State House 30 Steve Moss Republican 0%
SC State House 54 Elizabeth Munnerlyn Democratic 0%
SC State House 98 Chris Murphy Republican 0%
James Neal 0%
SC State House 70 Joseph Neal Democratic 0%
Denny Neilson 0%
SC State Senate 10 Floyd Nicholson Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 4 William O'Dell Republican 0%
Harry Ott, Jr. 0%
SC State House 5 Phillip Owens Republican 0%
Anne Parks 0%
SC State House 123 Andrew Patrick Republican 0%
SC State Senate 45 Clementa Pinckney Democratic 0%
Lewis Pinson 0%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 0%
SC State House 47 Tommy Pope Republican 0%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 0%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 0%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 0%
SC State House 101 Ronnie Sabb Democratic 0%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 0%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 27 Vincent Sheheen Democratic 0%
SC State House 3 B. R. Skelton Republican 0%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 112 Mike Sottile Republican 0%
SC State House 96 Kit Spires Republican 0%
SC State House 119 Leonidas Stavrinakis Democratic 0%
David Thomas 0%
SC State House 53 Ted Vick Democratic 0%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 0%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 30 Kent Williams Democratic 0%
SC State House 62 Robert Williams Democratic 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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