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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Education Association

2004 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic, Working Families 100%
Ralph Anderson 100%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 42 Robert Ford Democratic 100%
Maggie Wallace Glover 100%
John Land III 100%
Phil Leventis 100%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 45 Clementa Pinckney Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 27 Vincent Sheheen Democratic 100%
Bob Waldrep, Jr. 100%
SC State House 42 Michael Anthony Democratic 98%
SC State House 122 William Bowers Democratic 98%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 98%
Mary Beth Freeman 98%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 98%
Walter Lloyd 98%
SC State House 40 Walton McLeod III Democratic 98%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 98%
SC State House 70 Joseph Neal Democratic 98%
Anne Parks 98%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 98%
Floyd Breeland 97%
Mack Hines, Jr. 97%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 97%
SC State Senate 22 Joel Lourie Democratic 97%
SC State House 61 Lester Branham, Jr. Democratic 96%
Joe Brown 96%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 96%
Eldridge Emory 96%
Amos Lee Gourdine 96%
Kenneth Kennedy 96%
Brenda Lee 96%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 96%
James Neal 96%
SC State House 74 James Rutherford Democratic 96%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 96%
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 95%
SC State House 50 Grady Brown Democratic 93%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 93%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 92%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 92%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 92%
Jesse Edison Hines 91%
Vida Miller 91%
Harry Ott, Jr. 91%
SC State Senate 17 Creighton Coleman Democratic 90%
Dick Elliott 90%
SC State Senate 40 Charles Bradley Hutto Democratic 90%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 90%
SC State Senate 29 Gerald Malloy Democratic 90%
SC State Senate 32 John McGill Democratic 90%
Tommy Moore 90%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 90%
Linda Short 90%
Kay Patterson 88%
Arthur Ravenel, Jr. 88%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 85%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 85%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 85%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 80%
Denny Neilson 76%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 75%
John Drummond 75%
Warren Kenneth Giese 75%
Olin Phillips 75%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 75%
Scott Richardson 75%
Thomas Rhoad 74%
John Snow III 71%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. Republican 70%
SC Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell Republican 70%
William Mescher 70%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. Republican 70%
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 60%
SC State Senate 18 Ronnie Cromer Republican 60%
SC State Senate 6 Michael Fair Republican 60%
SC State Senate 15 Wes Hayes, Jr. Republican 60%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 60%
SC State Senate 2 Larry Martin Republican 60%
SC State Senate 4 William O'Dell Republican 60%
James Ritchie, Jr. 60%
Jefferson Verne Smith 60%
David Thomas 60%
SC State Senate 9 Daniel Verdin III Republican 60%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 57%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 53%
William Branton, Jr. 50%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 50%
Marty Coates 45%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 44%
Greg Ryberg 43%
William Cotty 42%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 42%
Lewis Pinson 42%
E. DeWitt McCraw 40%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 37%
Michael Thompson 36%
James Battle, Jr. 33%
Ken Clark 31%
SC State House 46 J. Simrill Republican 31%
Becky Martin 30%
Marion Frye 28%
Rebecca Davis Richardson 28%
Herbert Kirsh 27%
Harry Carl Stille 27%
Ronald Parker Townsend 27%
James Harrison 26%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 25%
SC State House 118 William Herbkersman Republican 25%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 25%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 25%
Rex Rice 25%
James McGee III 24%
Phillip Sinclair 24%
SC State House 58 Liston Barfield Republican 23%
SC State House 3 B. R. Skelton Republican 23%
Larry Labruce Koon 22%
Lanny Littlejohn 22%
Scott Talley 22%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 22%
Catherine Ceips 21%
Donald Smith 21%
Daniel Tripp 21%
Teddy Norman Trotter 21%
SC State House 89 Kenneth Bingham Republican 20%
Harry Cato 20%
SC State House 104 Tracy Edge Republican 20%
SC State Senate 16 Chauncey Gregory Republican 20%
Glenn Hamilton 20%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 20%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 20%
William Smith 20%
Robert Walker 20%
William Witherspoon 20%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 19%
SC State House 114 Robert Harrell, Jr. Republican 19%
Gloria Haskins 19%
Robert Leach, Sr. 19%
Robert Perry, Jr. 19%
SC State House 84 Roland Smith Republican 19%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 18%
Thomas Dantzler 18%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 18%
Wallace Scarborough 18%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 18%
Thad Viers 18%
John Graham Altman III 17%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 17%
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 17%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 17%
Annette Young 17%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 16%
James Stewart, Jr. 16%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 16%
Daniel Cooper 15%
SC State House 110 Harry Limehouse III Republican 15%
SC State House 69 Richard Quinn, Jr. Republican 15%
JoAnne Gilham 13%
SC State House 5 Phillip Owens Republican 13%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 13%
David Horton Wilkins 13%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 6%
Thomas Keegan 5%
SC State Senate 37 Larry Grooms Republican 0%
John Hawkins 0%
John Kuhn 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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