Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

2006 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 58.70
SC Governor Nikki Haley R 45.60
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 15.10
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 33.50
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 53.70
SC State House-6 Brian White R 54.80
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 22.40
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 60.20
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 24.40
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 42.90
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 31.20
SC State House-40 Walton McLeod III D 20.10
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 28.52
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 20.60
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 32.90
SC State House-50 Grady Brown D 35
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 56.80
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 15.94
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 63.90
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 23.23
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 26
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 39
SC State House-70 Joseph Neal D 36
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 34
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 40.62
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 50
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 32.50
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 18
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 18.10
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 32.30
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 51.10
SC State House-89 Kenneth Bingham R 43.10
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 41.20
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 29.61
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 31.80
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 47.90
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 42.90
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 46
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 33.10
SC State House-110 Chip Limehouse III R 34.70
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 19.20
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 47.41
SC State House-118 Bill Herbkersman R 14.80
SC State House-121 Kenneth Hodges D 41.70
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D 15
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R 69.70
SC State Senate-2 Larry Martin R 73.70
SC State Senate-3 Kevin Bryant R 50.60
SC State Senate-4 William O'Dell R 50.10
SC State Senate-6 Michael Fair R 65.60
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen D 12.95
SC State Senate-9 Danny Verdin III R 49
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D 17.90
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. R 65.60
SC State Senate-15 Wes Hayes, Jr. R 48.10
SC State Senate-16 Greg Gregory R 62
SC State Senate-17 Creighton Coleman D 3.32
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R 61.60
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 36.50
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R 30.10
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D 49.90
SC State Senate-22 Joel Lourie D 24.90
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D 36.50
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D 45
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D 42.40
SC State Senate-30 Kent Williams D 58.30
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. R 52.40
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 37.10
SC State Senate-34 Ray Cleary III R 42.10
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 48.60
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D 42.40
SC State Senate-40 Brad Hutto D 63.60
SC State Senate-43 Chip Campsen III R 32.50
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 36.30
Paul Agnew 9.20
Ralph Anderson 12.57
Liston Barfield 63.50
James Battle, Jr. 41.80
Joan Brady 21.36
Lester Branham, Jr. 22.10
Floyd Breeland 43.10
Harry Cato 46.30
Catherine Ceips 39.50
Richard Chalk, Jr. 52.80
Daniel Cooper 53.10
William Cotty 20.70
Thomas Dantzler 44
Guy Davenport, Jr. 26.30
John Drummond 26.80
Tracy Edge 57.90
Dick Elliott 63.70
Robert Ford 6.83
Marion Frye 50.20
Ben Hagood, Jr. 27.90
Glenn Hamilton 44
Nelson Hardwick 56.80
Robert Harrell, Jr. 55.30
James Harrison 23.60
Cathy Harvin 19.20
Gloria Haskins 2.80
John Hawkins 61.60
Shirley Hinson 34.30
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 48.20
Kenneth Kennedy 50.80
Herbert Kirsh 63.20
Jake Knotts, Jr. 36
John Land III 61.30
Robert Leach, Sr. 31.20
Phil Leventis 35.50
Lanny Littlejohn 26.42
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 44
Glenn McConnell 38.60
John McGill 65.10
William Mescher 61.60
Vida Miller 24.50
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 39.10
Tommy Moore 13.60
James Neal 12.23
Denny Neilson 13.70
Harry Ott, Jr. 36.50
Phillip Owens 78.20
Anne Parks 13.90
Kay Patterson 42.40
Robert Perry, Jr. 61.50
Olin Phillips 13.90
Clementa Pinckney 36.20
Lewis Pinson 32.20
Edward Pitts, Jr. 39.60
Rex Rice 93.60
Scott Richardson 36.80
James Ritchie, Jr. 52.80
Greg Ryberg 58.10
Wallace Scarborough 34.30
Randy Scott 58.10
Linda Short 13
B. R. Skelton 70.90
Donald Smith 57.20
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 7.60
Roland Smith 53.30
William Smith 6.70
James Stewart, Jr. 43.20
Scott Talley 26.30
Adam Taylor, Sr. 48
David Thomas 45.60
Michael Thompson 31.90
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 30.60
Ted Vick 18.50
Thad Viers 31.10
Robert Walker 54.80
William Witherspoon 50.80
Annette Young 38.40

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