Rating Group: South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 89
SC Governor Nikki Haley R 90
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 80
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 90
SC State House-3 B. R. Skelton R 80
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 100
SC State House-5 Phillip Owens R 100
SC State House-6 Brian White R 90
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 78
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 90
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 40
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 80
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 40
SC State House-40 Walton McLeod III D 10
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 20
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 50
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 70
SC State House-48 Ralph Norman R 100
SC State House-50 Grady Brown D 63
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 30
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 11
SC State House-53 Ted Vick D 50
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 50
SC State House-58 Liston Barfield R 90
SC State House-61 Lester Branham, Jr. D 57
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 60
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 40
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 70
SC State House-70 Joseph Neal D 20
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 90
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 13
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 13
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 40
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 40
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 20
SC State House-84 Roland Smith R 90
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 80
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 80
SC State House-89 Kenneth Bingham R 80
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 20
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 44
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 60
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 33
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 40
SC State House-104 Tracy Edge R 89
SC State House-106 Nelson Hardwick R 90
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 80
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 20
SC State House-110 Chip Limehouse III R 80
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 0
SC State House-114 Robert Harrell, Jr. R 90
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 22
SC State House-118 William Herbkersman R 86
SC State House-121 Kenneth Hodges D 40
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D 33
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen Other 11
SC State Senate-17 Creighton Coleman D 29
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 30
SC Council Member-3 George Bailey R 89
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 90
Paul Agnew 20
James Battle, Jr. 88
Joan Brady 90
Floyd Breeland 20
Joe Brown 14
Harry Cato 89
Catherine Ceips 89
Richard Chalk, Jr. 90
Ken Clark 90
Marty Coates 63
Daniel Cooper 90
William Cotty 75
Thomas Dantzler 90
Guy Davenport, Jr. 90
Eldridge Emory 50
Marion Frye 88
Ben Hagood, Jr. 60
Glenn Hamilton 80
James Harrison 60
Gloria Haskins 63
Jesse Edison Hines 43
Mack Hines, Jr. 50
Shirley Hinson 90
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 22
Kenneth Kennedy 22
Herbert Kirsh 89
Robert Leach, Sr. 86
Lanny Littlejohn 80
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 80
Becky Martin 89
E. DeWitt McCraw 63
James McGee III 40
Vida Miller 30
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 20
James Neal 44
Denny Neilson 33
Harry Ott, Jr. 40
Anne Parks 22
Robert Perry, Jr. 100
Olin Phillips 60
Lewis Pinson 89
Edward Pitts, Jr. 90
Thomas Rhoad 50
Rex Rice 100
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 13
Wallace Scarborough 80
Phillip Sinclair 50
Donald Smith 89
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 0
William Smith 67
James Stewart, Jr. 90
Scott Talley 50
Adam Taylor, Sr. 90
Michael Thompson 70
Ronald Parker Townsend 88
Daniel Tripp 86
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 90
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 89
Thad Viers 67
Robert Walker 90
William Witherspoon 90
Annette Young 89

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