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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Sierra Club

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
John Graham Altman III 0%
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 100%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 22%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 67%
SC State House 58 Liston Barfield Republican 11%
James Battle, Jr. 50%
SC State House 89 Kenneth Bingham Republican 0%
SC State House 122 William Bowers Democratic 89%
SC State House 61 Lester Branham, Jr. Democratic 100%
Floyd Breeland 100%
SC State House 50 Grady Brown Democratic 83%
Joe Brown 100%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 100%
Harry Cato 22%
Catherine Ceips 13%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 0%
Ken Clark 0%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 0%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 100%
Marty Coates 25%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 89%
SC State Senate 17 Creighton Coleman Democratic 63%
Daniel Cooper 0%
William Cotty 33%
Thomas Dantzler 0%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 38%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 11%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
SC State House 104 Tracy Edge Republican 11%
Eldridge Emory 100%
Mary Beth Freeman 100%
Marion Frye 0%
JoAnne Gilham 38%
Amos Lee Gourdine 100%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 100%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 100%
Glenn Hamilton 33%
SC State House 114 Robert Harrell, Jr. Republican 0%
James Harrison 0%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 67%
Gloria Haskins 14%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 86%
SC State House 118 William Herbkersman Republican 38%
Jesse Edison Hines 89%
Mack Hines, Jr. 100%
Shirley Hinson 13%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 100%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 89%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 0%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 100%
Thomas Keegan 33%
Kenneth Kennedy 75%
Herbert Kirsh 56%
Larry Labruce Koon 0%
Robert Leach, Sr. 0%
Brenda Lee 100%
SC State House 110 Harry Limehouse III Republican 29%
Lanny Littlejohn 33%
Walter Lloyd 100%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 0%
SC State Senate 22 Joel Lourie Democratic 100%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 44%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 100%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 33%
Becky Martin 11%
E. DeWitt McCraw 33%
James McGee III 33%
SC State House 40 Walton McLeod III Democratic 100%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 25%
Vida Miller 100%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 100%
James Neal 100%
SC State House 70 Joseph Neal Democratic 100%
Denny Neilson 50%
Harry Ott, Jr. 50%
SC State House 5 Phillip Owens Republican 0%
Anne Parks 100%
Robert Perry, Jr. 25%
Olin Phillips 17%
Lewis Pinson 33%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 0%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 13%
SC State House 69 Richard Quinn, Jr. Republican 0%
Thomas Rhoad 25%
Rex Rice 50%
Rebecca Davis Richardson 75%
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 100%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 100%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 0%
Wallace Scarborough 0%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 27 Vincent Sheheen Democratic 78%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 17%
Phillip Sinclair 0%
SC State House 3 B. R. Skelton Republican 33%
Donald Smith 25%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 56%
SC State House 84 Roland Smith Republican 0%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Smith 0%
John Snow III 43%
James Stewart, Jr. 11%
Harry Carl Stille 44%
Scott Talley 56%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 0%
Michael Thompson 44%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 0%
Ronald Parker Townsend 0%
Daniel Tripp 0%
Teddy Norman Trotter 0%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 0%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 0%
Thad Viers 0%
Robert Walker 0%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 100%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 63%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 0%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 0%
David Horton Wilkins 0%
William Witherspoon 11%
Annette Young 13%

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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