Rating Group: Conservation Voters of South Carolina

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 80%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 80%
SC Governor Nikki Haley R 40%
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 80%
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 80%
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 80%
SC State House-6 Brian White R 80%
SC State House-7 Michael Gambrell R 80%
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 40%
SC State House-16 Mark Willis R 50%
SC State House-18 Tommy Stringer R 40%
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 25%
SC State House-20 Daniel Hamilton R 40%
SC State House-22 Wendy Nanney R 40%
SC State House-23 Chandra Dillard D 100%
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 100%
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 60%
SC State House-28 Eric Bedingfield R 25%
SC State House-29 Dennis Moss R 100%
SC State House-30 Steve Moss R 100%
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 80%
SC State House-32 Derham Cole, Jr. R 80%
SC State House-34 Mike Forrester R 80%
SC State House-36 Rita Allison R 80%
SC State House-40 Walton McLeod III D 80%
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 75%
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 80%
SC State House-45 Deborah Long R 100%
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 75%
SC State House-48 Ralph Norman R 67%
SC State House-49 John King D 100%
SC State House-50 Grady Brown D 50%
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 40%
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 100%
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 60%
SC State House-59 Terry Alexander D 40%
SC State House-60 Phillip Lowe R 100%
SC State House-62 Robert Williams D 80%
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 100%
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 80%
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 100%
SC State House-70 Joseph Neal D 80%
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 75%
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 80%
SC State House-73 Chris Hart D 40%
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 20%
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 60%
SC State House-77 Joe McEachern D 80%
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 80%
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 80%
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 80%
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 100%
SC State House-89 Kenneth Bingham R 100%
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 100%
SC State House-92 Joe Daning R 80%
SC State House-94 Jenny Horne R 80%
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 100%
SC State House-96 Spires R 80%
SC State House-97 Patsy Knight D 33%
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 80%
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 100%
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 80%
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 50%
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 75%
SC State House-110 Chip Limehouse III R 100%
SC State House-111 Wendell Gilliard D 60%
SC State House-112 Mike Sottile R 80%
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 50%
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 100%
SC State House-118 William Herbkersman R 80%
SC State House-119 Leonidas Stavrinakis D 80%
SC State House-121 Kenneth Hodges D 60%
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D 80%
SC State House-124 Shannon Erickson R 80%
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen D 80%
SC State Senate-24 Tom Young, Jr. R 100%
Paul Agnew 80%
Liston Barfield 60%
James Battle, Jr. 80%
Don Bowen 80%
Joan Brady 100%
Lester Branham, Jr. 80%
Curtis Brantley 60%
Boyd Brown 100%
Harry Cato 67%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 80%
Daniel Cooper 60%
Kristopher Crawford 80%
Tracy Edge 40%
Marion Frye 20%
Anton Gunn 50%
Nelson Hardwick 80%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 100%
James Harrison 100%
Cathy Harvin 60%
George Hearn 100%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 50%
Keith Kelly 80%
Kenneth Kennedy 67%
Herbert Kirsh 25%
Lanny Littlejohn 40%
Vida Miller 80%
Joey Millwood 40%
James Neal 80%
Denny Neilson 100%
Harry Ott, Jr. 60%
Phillip Owens 80%
Steve Parker 60%
Anne Parks 75%
Anne Peterson Hutto 80%
Lewis Pinson 80%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 100%
Rex Rice 80%
Bakari Sellers 80%
B. R. Skelton 80%
Donald Smith 60%
Roland Smith 80%
James Stewart, Jr. 40%
Michael Thompson 80%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 100%
Ted Vick 100%
Thad Viers 25%
William Wylie 60%
Annette Young 40%

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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