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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

2007 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 30%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 67%
SC State Senate 2 Larry Martin Republican 69%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 38%
SC State Senate 3 Kevin Bryant Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 99%
SC State Senate 4 Mike Gambrell Republican 63%
SC State House 4 Davey Hiott Republican 78%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 94%
SC State Senate 6 Michael Fair Republican 61%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 67%
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic 13%
SC State Senate 9 Danny Verdin III Republican 84%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. Republican 76%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 66%
SC State Senate 15 Wes Hayes, Jr. Republican 18%
SC State Senate 16 Greg Gregory Republican 41%
SC State Senate 17 Creighton Coleman Democratic 21%
SC State Senate 18 Ronnie Cromer Republican 50%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 84%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 20%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 70%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 22 Joel Lourie Democratic 19%
SC State House 24 Bruce Bannister Republican 83%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 48%
SC State Senate 27 Vincent Sheheen Democratic 13%
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 100%
SC State House 28 Eric Bedingfield Republican 100%
SC State Senate 29 Gerald Malloy Democratic 0%
SC State House 29 Dennis Moss Republican 51%
SC State Senate 30 Kent Williams Democratic 5%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. Republican 31%
SC State House 31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. Democratic 24%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 2%
SC State Senate 34 Ray Cleary III Republican 17%
SC State Senate 37 Larry Grooms Republican 43%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 7%
SC State Senate 40 Brad Hutto Democratic 14%
SC State House 40 Walton McLeod III Democratic 27%
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 44%
SC State Senate 43 Chip Campsen III Republican 100%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 64%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 72%
SC State House 50 Grady Brown Democratic 23%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 41%
SC State House 52 Laurie Funderburk Democratic 10%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 22%
SC State House 59 Terry Alexander Democratic 27%
SC State House 60 Phillip Lowe Republican 79%
SC State House 62 Robert Williams Democratic 21%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 61%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 18%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 57%
SC State House 70 Joseph Neal Democratic 23%
SC State House 71 Nathan Ballentine Republican 82%
SC State House 73 Chris Hart Democratic 13%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 2%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 28%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 39%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 35%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 79%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 97%
SC State House 89 Kenneth Bingham Republican 82%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 23%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 17%
SC State House 96 Spires Republican 74%
SC State House 97 Patsy Knight Democratic 29%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 87%
SC State House 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. Democratic 26%
SC State House 103 Carl Anderson Democratic 30%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 38%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 22%
SC State House 110 Chip Limehouse III Republican 57%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 10%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 27%
SC State House 118 Bill Herbkersman Republican 54%
SC State House 119 Leon Stavrinakis Democratic 52%
SC State House 121 Kenneth Hodges Democratic 31%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 31%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 72%
SC Governor Nikki Haley Republican 100%
Paul Agnew 35%
Ralph Anderson 11%
Liston Barfield 67%
James Battle, Jr. 47%
Don Bowen 84%
Joan Brady 51%
Lester Branham, Jr. 32%
Curtis Brantley 21%
Floyd Breeland 18%
Harry Cato 84%
Catherine Ceips 32%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 54%
Daniel Cooper 47%
William Cotty 91%
Kristopher Crawford 99%
Thomas Dantzler 87%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 48%
John Drummond 13%
Tracy Edge 47%
Dick Elliott 13%
Robert Ford 0%
Marion Frye 58%
Carl Gullick 52%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 95%
Glenn Hamilton 87%
Nelson Hardwick 63%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 100%
James Harrison 100%
Cathy Harvin 29%
Gloria Haskins 31%
John Hawkins 0%
Shirley Hinson 99%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 19%
Keith Kelly 60%
Kenneth Kennedy 35%
Herbert Kirsh 83%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 0%
John Land III 0%
Robert Leach, Sr. 82%
Phil Leventis 0%
Lanny Littlejohn 49%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 77%
Glenn McConnell 93%
John McGill 0%
Vida Miller 32%
Tommy Moore 12%
James Neal 36%
Denny Neilson 38%
William O'Dell 43%
Harry Ott, Jr. 38%
Phillip Owens 100%
Anne Parks 26%
Kay Patterson 12%
Robert Perry, Jr. 57%
Olin Phillips 34%
Clementa Pinckney 0%
Lewis Pinson 78%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 94%
Rex Rice 100%
James Ritchie, Jr. 48%
Greg Ryberg 100%
Wallace Scarborough 36%
Randy Scott 15%
Bakari Sellers 26%
Phillip Shoopman 81%
Linda Short 0%
B. R. Skelton 73%
Donald Smith 83%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 1%
Roland Smith 60%
William Smith 45%
James Stewart, Jr. 69%
Scott Talley 72%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 88%
David Thomas 31%
Michael Thompson 51%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 46%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 54%
Ted Vick 35%
Thad Viers 30%
Robert Walker 75%
William Witherspoon 60%
Annette Young 73%

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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