Rating Group: Conservation Voters of South Carolina

2009-2010 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
Paul Agnew 89%
Liston Barfield 27%
James Battle, Jr. 57%
Don Bowen 76%
Joan Brady 96%
Lester Branham, Jr. 72%
Curtis Brantley 73%
Boyd Brown 100%
Harry Cato 39%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 61%
Daniel Cooper 30%
Kristopher Crawford 72%
Tracy Edge 27%
Marion Frye 20%
Anton Gunn 50%
Nelson Hardwick 50%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 49%
James Harrison 54%
Cathy Harvin 82%
George Hearn 100%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 65%
Keith Kelly 84%
Kenneth Kennedy 62%
Herbert Kirsh 60%
Lanny Littlejohn 45%
Vida Miller 89%
Joey Millwood 40%
James Neal 85%
Denny Neilson 78%
Harry Ott, Jr. 51%
Phillip Owens 43%
Steve Parker 60%
Anne Parks 70%
Anne Peterson Hutto 80%
Lewis Pinson 61%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 57%
Rex Rice 44%
Bakari Sellers 90%
B. R. Skelton 67%
Donald Smith 53%
Roland Smith 55%
James Stewart, Jr. 18%
Michael Thompson 60%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 50%
Ted Vick 69%
Thad Viers 24%
William Wylie 60%
Annette Young 32%
SC State House-59 Terry Alexander D 49%
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen D 41%
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 79%
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 57%
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 55%
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D 84%
SC State House-50 Grady Brown D 67%
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 88%
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 80%
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 66%
SC State House-23 Chandra Dillard D 100%
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 100%
SC State House-111 Wendell Gilliard D 60%
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 79%
SC State House-73 Chris Hart D 70%
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 48%
SC State House-121 Kenneth Hodges D 64%
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 78%
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 52%
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 75%
SC State House-49 John King D 100%
SC State House-97 Patsy Knight D 60%
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 73%
SC State House-77 Joe McEachern D 80%
SC State House-40 Walton McLeod III D 95%
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 77%
SC State House-70 Joseph Neal D 63%
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 35%
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 95%
SC State House-119 Leonidas Stavrinakis D 90%
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 74%
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 73%
SC State House-62 Robert Williams D 84%
SC State House-36 Rita Allison R 80%
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 82%
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 75%
SC State House-28 Eric Bedingfield R 32%
SC State House-89 Kenneth Bingham R 62%
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 38%
SC State House-32 Derham Cole, Jr. R 80%
SC State House-92 Joe Daning R 57%
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 49%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 44%
SC State House-124 Shannon Erickson R 90%
SC State House-34 Mike Forrester R 80%
SC State House-7 Michael Gambrell R 65%
SC Governor Nikki Haley R 57%
SC State House-20 Daniel Hamilton R 30%
SC State House-118 William Herbkersman R 83%
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 74%
SC State House-94 Jenny Horne R 80%
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 58%
SC State House-110 Chip Limehouse III R 77%
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 24%
SC State House-45 Deborah Long R 100%
SC State House-60 Phillip Lowe R 86%
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 69%
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 58%
SC State House-29 Dennis Moss R 82%
SC State House-30 Steve Moss R 100%
SC State House-22 Wendy Nanney R 40%
SC State House-48 Ralph Norman R 67%
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 32%
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 42%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 80%
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 61%
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 48%
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 67%
SC State House-112 Mike Sottile R 80%
SC State House-96 Spires R 83%
SC State House-18 Tommy Stringer R 40%
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 63%
SC State House-6 Brian White R 40%
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 61%
SC State House-16 Mark Willis R 50%
SC State Senate-24 Tom Young, Jr. R 100%

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.

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