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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
Glenn McConnell 100%
Michael Thompson 95%
SC State Senate 43 Chip Campsen III Republican 94%
SC State Senate 27 Vincent Sheheen Democratic 93%
Herbert Kirsh 93%
SC State Senate 44 Paul Campbell, Jr. Republican 90%
SC State House 119 Leon Stavrinakis Democratic 89%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 89%
Harry Cato 87%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. Republican 85%
B. R. Skelton 84%
Nikki Haley 84%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 83%
James Harrison 82%
SC State House 60 Phillip Lowe Republican 82%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 81%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 81%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 80%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 80%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 80%
Phillip Owens 80%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 79%
William Cotty 79%
Joan Brady 78%
SC State House 124 Shannon Erickson Republican 77%
Robert Walker 77%
Robert Perry, Jr. 77%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 77%
Harry Ott, Jr. 77%
Robert Leach, Sr. 76%
SC State Senate 16 Greg Gregory Republican 76%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 76%
Larry Martin 76%
SC State Senate 4 Mike Gambrell Republican 76%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 76%
SC State Senate 3 Kevin Bryant Republican 76%
Keith Kelly 76%
Roland Smith 75%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 75%
SC State House 71 Nathan Ballentine Republican 75%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 75%
Kristopher Crawford 74%
Thomas Dantzler 74%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney Republican 74%
Denny Neilson 74%
SC State Senate 40 Brad Hutto Democratic 74%
Greg Ryberg 73%
Nelson Hardwick 73%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 73%
William Witherspoon 72%
SC State House 24 Bruce Bannister Republican 72%
John McGill 72%
Dick Elliott 72%
Annette Young 72%
Kenneth Bingham 71%
SC State Senate 30 Kent Williams Democratic 71%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 71%
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 70%
SC State Senate 18 Ronnie Cromer Republican 70%
SC State House 29 Dennis Moss Republican 70%
Liston Barfield 70%
Paul Agnew 69%
Lewis Pinson 69%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 69%
Phillip Shoopman 69%
Kay Patterson 69%
SC State Senate 12 Scott Talley Republican 69%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 69%
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 69%
James Battle, Jr. 68%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 68%
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican 68%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 68%
Ray Cleary III 68%
Carl Gullick 67%
Randy Scott 67%
SC State House 118 Bill Herbkersman Republican 67%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 66%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 66%
Catherine Ceips 66%
Kenneth Hodges 66%
SC State House 52 Laurie Funderburk Democratic 66%
Vida Miller 66%
SC State House 28 Eric Bedingfield Republican 65%
Lester Branham, Jr. 65%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 65%
Lanny Littlejohn 65%
Marion Frye 64%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. Republican 64%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 64%
Don Bowen 64%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 64%
SC State House 96 Spires Republican 64%
Heyward Hutson 64%
Gloria Haskins 64%
SC State House 97 Patsy Knight Democratic 64%
SC State House 92 Joe Daning Republican 64%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 63%
Daniel Cooper 63%
Wallace Scarborough 63%
Donald Smith 63%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 62%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 62%
SC State Senate 25 Shane Massey Republican 62%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 62%
Joel Lourie 62%
SC State Senate 29 Gerald Malloy Democratic 62%
William Mescher 62%
SC State House 4 Davey Hiott Republican 61%
Robert Ford 61%
John Land III 61%
William O'Dell 60%
James Stewart, Jr. 60%
Walton McLeod III 60%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 59%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 59%
Joseph Neal 58%
Clementa Pinckney 57%
Grady Brown 57%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 57%
James Ritchie, Jr. 56%
Ted Vick 56%
SC State House 12 Anne Parks Democratic 56%
SC State House 31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. Democratic 56%
James Neal 56%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 55%
John Drummond 55%
Glenn Hamilton 55%
SC State Senate 37 Larry Grooms Republican 55%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 54%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 54%
Linda Short 53%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 53%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 52%
Bakari Sellers 52%
Michael Fair 52%
Phil Leventis 51%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 51%
SC State Senate 9 Danny Verdin III Republican 51%
SC State House 103 Carl Anderson Democratic 51%
Floyd Breeland 50%
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic 50%
John Hawkins 50%
SC State House 59 Terry Alexander Democratic 50%
Kenneth Kennedy 49%
Ralph Anderson 49%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 49%
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 49%
Cathy Harvin 48%
Olin Phillips 48%
Tracy Edge 48%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 48%
Chip Limehouse III 48%
Curtis Brantley 47%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 47%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 47%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 46%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 45%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 45%
SC State House 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. Democratic 44%
William Smith 43%
SC State House 73 Chris Hart Democratic 42%
Thad Viers 41%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 38%
SC State House 62 Robert Williams Democratic 37%
David Thomas 37%
Creighton Coleman 36%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 36%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 34%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 32%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 30%
Tommy Moore 14%

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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