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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 5 Michael Mulvaney Republican 80
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 80
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 83
SC State House 3 B. R. Skelton Republican 80
SC State House 4 David Hiott Republican 83
SC State House 5 Phillip Owens Republican 100
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 83
SC State House 7 Michael Gambrell Republican 100
SC State House 8 Don Bowen Republican 83
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 80
SC State House 24 Bruce Bannister Republican 83
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 80
SC State House 28 Eric Bedingfield Republican 100
SC State House 29 Dennis Moss Republican 80
SC State House 31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. Democratic 80
SC State House 40 Walton McLeod III Democratic 83
SC State House 42 Michael Anthony Democratic 100
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 100
SC State House 46 J. Simrill Republican 100
SC State House 50 Grady Brown Democratic 83
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 83
SC State House 52 Laurie Funderburk Democratic 83
SC State House 53 Ted Vick Democratic 100
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 83
SC State House 59 Terry Alexander Democratic 67
SC State House 60 Phillip Lowe Republican 83
SC State House 61 Lester Branham, Jr. Democratic 60
SC State House 62 Robert Williams Democratic 80
SC State House 63 Kristopher Crawford Republican 83
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 100
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 80
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 100
SC State House 70 Joseph Neal Democratic 80
SC State House 71 Nathan Ballentine Republican 80
SC State House 73 Christopher Hart Democratic 100
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 83
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 80
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 100
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 83
SC State House 89 Kenneth Bingham Republican 83
SC State House 90 Bakari Sellers Democratic 80
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 67
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 100
SC State House 96 Lawrence Kit Spires Republican 83
SC State House 97 Patsy Knight Democratic 100
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 100
SC State House 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. Democratic 100
SC State House 103 Carl Anderson Democratic 67
SC State House 106 Nelson Hardwick Republican 80
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 83
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 60
SC State House 110 Harry Limehouse III Republican 80
SC State House 114 Robert Harrell, Jr. Republican 83
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 80
SC State House 118 William Herbkersman Republican 80
SC State House 119 Leonidas Stavrinakis Democratic 83
SC State House 121 Kenneth Hodges Democratic 83
SC State House 122 William Bowers Democratic 60
SC State Senate 17 Creighton Coleman Democratic 67
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 100
Paul Agnew 100
James Battle, Jr. 80
Joan Brady 83
Curtis Brantley 80
Richard Chalk, Jr. 80
Daniel Cooper 83
Marion Frye 67
Carl Gullick 80
James Harrison 83
Cathy Harvin 80
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 67
Keith Kelly 100
Kenneth Kennedy 60
Herbert Kirsh 100
Lanny Littlejohn 60
Vida Miller 83
James Neal 80
Denny Neilson 83
Lewis Pinson 100
Rex Rice 83
Phillip Shoopman 100
Donald Smith 80
James Stewart, Jr. 83
Michael Thompson 100
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 100
Annette Young 83

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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