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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Sierra Club

1989-1992 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC Lieutenant Governor John McGill Democratic 50%
SC State Senate 4 William O'Dell Republican 18%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 0%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. Republican 42%
SC State Senate 15 Wes Hayes, Jr. Republican 88%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 91%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 50%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. Republican 38%
SC State Senate 32 John McGill Democratic 50%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 0%
James Edward Bryan, Jr. 38%
Holly Ann Cork 100%
Charles Tyrone Courtney 0%
John Drummond 11%
Warren Kenneth Giese 40%
Donald Harry Holland 0%
John Land III 63%
Phil Leventis 90%
Glenn McConnell 75%
Tommy Moore 0%
Ernest Leroy Passailaigue, Jr. 100%
Kay Patterson 13%
John Richardson Russell 18%
Edward Saleeby 0%
Jefferson Verne Smith 17%
David Thomas 67%
Mickinley Washington, Jr. 25%

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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