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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

2006 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican 94%
Phillip Owens 78%
Larry Martin 74%
B. R. Skelton 71%
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 70%
Michael Fair 66%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. Republican 66%
John McGill 65%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 64%
Dick Elliott 64%
SC State Senate 40 Brad Hutto Democratic 64%
Liston Barfield 64%
Herbert Kirsh 63%
SC State Senate 16 Greg Gregory Republican 62%
SC State Senate 18 Ronnie Cromer Republican 62%
John Hawkins 62%
William Mescher 62%
Robert Perry, Jr. 62%
John Land III 61%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 60%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 59%
SC State Senate 30 Kent Williams Democratic 58%
Greg Ryberg 58%
Randy Scott 58%
Tracy Edge 58%
Donald Smith 57%
Nelson Hardwick 57%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 57%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 55%
Robert Walker 55%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 55%
SC State House 4 Davey Hiott Republican 54%
Roland Smith 53%
Daniel Cooper 53%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 53%
James Ritchie, Jr. 53%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. Republican 52%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 51%
Kenneth Kennedy 51%
William Witherspoon 51%
SC State Senate 3 Kevin Bryant Republican 51%
Marion Frye 50%
William O'Dell 50%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 50%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 50%
SC State Senate 9 Danny Verdin III Republican 49%
SC State Senate 37 Larry Grooms Republican 49%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 48%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 48%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 48%
SC State House 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. Democratic 48%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 47%
Harry Cato 46%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 46%
SC Governor Nikki Haley Republican 46%
David Thomas 46%
SC State Senate 27 Vincent Sheheen Democratic 45%
Thomas Dantzler 44%
Glenn Hamilton 44%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 44%
James Stewart, Jr. 43%
Kenneth Bingham 43%
Floyd Breeland 43%
SC State House 103 Carl Anderson Democratic 43%
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 43%
SC State Senate 29 Gerald Malloy Democratic 42%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 42%
Kay Patterson 42%
Ray Cleary III 42%
James Battle, Jr. 42%
Kenneth Hodges 42%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 41%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 41%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 40%
Catherine Ceips 40%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 39%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 39%
Glenn McConnell 39%
Annette Young 38%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 37%
Scott Richardson 37%
Harry Ott, Jr. 37%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 37%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 37%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 36%
Clementa Pinckney 36%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 36%
SC State House 70 Joseph Neal Democratic 36%
Phil Leventis 36%
Grady Brown 35%
Chip Limehouse III 35%
Shirley Hinson 34%
Wallace Scarborough 34%
SC State House 71 Nathan Ballentine Republican 34%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 34%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 33%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 33%
SC State Senate 43 Chip Campsen III Republican 33%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 33%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 32%
Lewis Pinson 32%
Michael Thompson 32%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 32%
Robert Leach, Sr. 31%
SC State House 31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. Democratic 31%
Thad Viers 31%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 31%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 30%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 30%
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 29%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 28%
John Drummond 27%
Lanny Littlejohn 26%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 26%
SC State Senate 12 Scott Talley Republican 26%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 26%
Joel Lourie 25%
Vida Miller 25%
SC State House 24 Bruce Bannister Republican 24%
James Harrison 24%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 23%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 22%
Lester Branham, Jr. 22%
Joan Brady 21%
William Cotty 21%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 21%
Walton McLeod III 20%
Cathy Harvin 19%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 19%
Ted Vick 19%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 18%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 18%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 18%
SC State House 52 Laurie Funderburk Democratic 16%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 15%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 15%
SC State House 118 Bill Herbkersman Republican 15%
SC State House 12 Anne Parks Democratic 14%
Olin Phillips 14%
Denny Neilson 14%
Tommy Moore 14%
Linda Short 13%
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic 13%
Ralph Anderson 13%
James Neal 12%
Paul Agnew 9%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 8%
Robert Ford 7%
William Smith 7%
Creighton Coleman 3%
Gloria Haskins 3%

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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