Rating Group: South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 60%
SC Governor Nikki Haley R 77%
SC Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell R 78%
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 67%
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 69%
SC State House-3 B. R. Skelton R 69%
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 82%
SC State House-5 Phillip Owens R 92%
SC State House-6 Brian White R 69%
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 64%
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 75%
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 50%
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 77%
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 63%
SC State House-40 Walton McLeod III D 42%
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 70%
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 62%
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 62%
SC State House-48 Ralph Norman R 67%
SC State House-50 Grady Brown D 70%
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 67%
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 40%
SC State House-53 Ted Vick D 50%
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 67%
SC State House-58 Liston Barfield R 77%
SC State House-61 Lester Branham, Jr. D 70%
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 42%
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 55%
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 54%
SC State House-70 Joseph Neal D 50%
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 83%
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 56%
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 63%
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 70%
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 58%
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 42%
SC State House-84 Roland Smith R 77%
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 77%
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 77%
SC State House-89 Kenneth Bingham R 75%
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 54%
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 57%
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 45%
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 67%
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 73%
SC State House-104 Tracy Edge R 67%
SC State House-106 Nelson Hardwick R 75%
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 62%
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 42%
SC State House-110 Harry Limehouse III R 69%
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 33%
SC State House-114 Robert Harrell, Jr. R 77%
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 70%
SC State House-118 William Herbkersman R 60%
SC State House-121 Kenneth Hodges D 70%
SC State House-122 William Bowers D 58%
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R 75%
SC State Senate-2 Larry Martin R 78%
SC State Senate-3 Kevin Bryant R 89%
SC State Senate-4 William O'Dell R 89%
SC State Senate-6 Michael Fair R 89%
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen Other 38%
SC State Senate-9 Daniel Verdin III R 89%
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D 75%
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. R 89%
SC State Senate-15 Wes Hayes, Jr. R 78%
SC State Senate-16 Chauncey Gregory R 100%
SC State Senate-17 Creighton Coleman D 42%
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R 78%
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 62%
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R 78%
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D 67%
SC State Senate-22 Joel Lourie D 67%
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D 44%
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D 44%
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D 67%
SC State Senate-30 Kent Williams D 78%
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. R 88%
SC State Senate-32 John McGill D 78%
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 63%
SC State Senate-34 Ray Cleary III R 78%
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 89%
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D 75%
SC State Senate-40 Charles Bradley Hutto D 75%
SC State Senate-43 George Campsen III R 78%
SC State Senate-45 Clementa Pinckney D 56%
SC Council Member-3 George Bailey R 75%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 69%
Paul Agnew 38%
John Graham Altman III 25%
Ralph Anderson 50%
James Battle, Jr. 82%
Joan Brady 58%
Floyd Breeland 46%
Joe Brown 60%
Harry Cato 69%
Catherine Ceips 82%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 62%
Ken Clark 77%
Marty Coates 63%
Daniel Cooper 77%
William Cotty 60%
Thomas Dantzler 77%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 73%
John Drummond 67%
Dick Elliott 67%
Eldridge Emory 50%
Robert Ford 71%
Marion Frye 77%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 50%
Glenn Hamilton 55%
James Harrison 50%
Cathy Harvin 43%
Gloria Haskins 50%
John Hawkins 67%
Jesse Edison Hines 90%
Mack Hines, Jr. 83%
Shirley Hinson 69%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 50%
Kenneth Kennedy 67%
Herbert Kirsh 58%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 56%
John Land III 63%
Robert Leach, Sr. 70%
Phil Leventis 43%
Lanny Littlejohn 73%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 54%
Becky Martin 73%
E. DeWitt McCraw 54%
James McGee III 62%
William Mescher 89%
Vida Miller 62%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 45%
Tommy Moore 71%
James Neal 30%
Denny Neilson 50%
Harry Ott, Jr. 64%
Anne Parks 36%
Kay Patterson 63%
Robert Perry, Jr. 83%
Olin Phillips 50%
Lewis Pinson 75%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 77%
Thomas Rhoad 55%
Rex Rice 100%
Scott Richardson 89%
James Ritchie, Jr. 89%
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 56%
Greg Ryberg 89%
Wallace Scarborough 58%
Randy Scott 63%
Linda Short 50%
Phillip Sinclair 50%
Donald Smith 69%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 38%
Jefferson Verne Smith 100%
William Smith 56%
James Stewart, Jr. 58%
Scott Talley 42%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 67%
David Thomas 67%
Michael Thompson 69%
Ronald Parker Townsend 70%
Daniel Tripp 56%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 64%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 70%
Thad Viers 64%
Robert Walker 69%
William Witherspoon 75%
Annette Young 77%

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