Rating Group: South Carolina Education Association

2005 Positions

Issues: Education
State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 18%
SC Governor Nikki Haley R 24%
SC Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell R 80%
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 37%
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 28%
SC State House-3 B. R. Skelton R 23%
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 24%
SC State House-5 Phillip Owens R 17%
SC State House-6 Brian White R 30%
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 31%
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 15%
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 21%
SC State House-40 Walton McLeod III D 96%
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 93%
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 18%
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 17%
SC State House-48 Ralph Norman R 17%
SC State House-50 Grady Brown D 96%
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 93%
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 93%
SC State House-53 Ted Vick D 76%
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 80%
SC State House-58 Liston Barfield R 24%
SC State House-61 Lester Branham, Jr. D 100%
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 20%
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 96%
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 31%
SC State House-70 Joseph Neal D 96%
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 21%
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 90%
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 94%
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 90%
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 75%
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 100%
SC State House-84 Roland Smith R 23%
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 14%
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 13%
SC State House-89 Kenneth Bingham R 13%
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 100%
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 100%
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 20%
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 100%
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 97%
SC State House-104 Tracy Edge R 11%
SC State House-106 Nelson Hardwick R 25%
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 17%
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 93%
SC State House-110 Harry Limehouse III R 21%
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 100%
SC State House-114 Robert Harrell, Jr. R 23%
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 96%
SC State House-118 William Herbkersman R 18%
SC State House-122 William Bowers D 81%
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R 90%
SC State Senate-2 Larry Martin R 80%
SC State Senate-3 Kevin Bryant R 30%
SC State Senate-4 William O'Dell R 89%
SC State Senate-6 Michael Fair R 40%
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen Other 92%
SC State Senate-9 Daniel Verdin III R 70%
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D 100%
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. R 63%
SC State Senate-15 Wes Hayes, Jr. R 90%
SC State Senate-16 Chauncey Gregory R 30%
SC State Senate-17 Creighton Coleman D 69%
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R 90%
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 96%
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R 89%
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D 100%
SC State Senate-22 Joel Lourie D 100%
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D 100%
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D 80%
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D 100%
SC State Senate-30 Kent Williams D 100%
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. R 88%
SC State Senate-32 John McGill D 100%
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 90%
SC State Senate-34 Ray Cleary III R 57%
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 70%
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D 100%
SC State Senate-40 Brad Hutto D 100%
SC State Senate-43 George Campsen III R 50%
SC State Senate-45 Clementa Pinckney D 100%
SC Council Member-3 George Bailey R 26%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 24%
Paul Agnew 93%
John Graham Altman III 20%
Ralph Anderson 100%
James Battle, Jr. 70%
Joan Brady 31%
Floyd Breeland 97%
Joe Brown 96%
Harry Cato 22%
Catherine Ceips 15%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 25%
Ken Clark 29%
Marty Coates 30%
Daniel Cooper 33%
William Cotty 38%
Thomas Dantzler 31%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 18%
John Drummond 100%
Dick Elliott 100%
Eldridge Emory 93%
Robert Ford 100%
Marion Frye 28%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 17%
Glenn Hamilton 33%
James Harrison 26%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 100%
Gloria Haskins 23%
John Hawkins 30%
Jesse Edison Hines 100%
Mack Hines, Jr. 100%
Shirley Hinson 21%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 95%
Kenneth Kennedy 100%
Herbert Kirsh 52%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 90%
John Land III 100%
Robert Leach, Sr. 17%
Brenda Lee 93%
Phil Leventis 100%
Lanny Littlejohn 32%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 23%
Becky Martin 43%
E. DeWitt McCraw 58%
James McGee III 23%
William Mescher 63%
Vida Miller 93%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 100%
Tommy Moore 100%
James Neal 96%
Denny Neilson 68%
Harry Ott, Jr. 93%
Anne Parks 97%
Kay Patterson 100%
Robert Perry, Jr. 32%
Olin Phillips 85%
Lewis Pinson 36%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 14%
Thomas Rhoad 83%
Rex Rice 20%
Scott Richardson 40%
James Ritchie, Jr. 56%
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 100%
Greg Ryberg 33%
Wallace Scarborough 17%
Randy Scott 80%
Linda Short 90%
Phillip Sinclair 33%
Donald Smith 28%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 77%
Jefferson Verne Smith 100%
William Smith 17%
James Stewart, Jr. 14%
Scott Talley 13%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 28%
David Thomas 56%
Michael Thompson 30%
Ronald Parker Townsend 34%
Daniel Tripp 33%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 24%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 17%
Thad Viers 23%
Robert Walker 30%
William Witherspoon 21%
Annette Young 18%

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