Rating Group: South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 86
SC U.S. House-5 Mick Mulvaney R 77
SC Governor Nikki Haley R 86
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 92
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 86
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 92
SC State House-6 Brian White R 86
SC State House-7 Michael Gambrell R 85
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 89
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 80
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 85
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 80
SC State House-28 Eric Bedingfield R 82
SC State House-29 Dennis Moss R 85
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 92
SC State House-40 Walton McLeod III D 86
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 100
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 85
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 83
SC State House-50 Grady Brown D 83
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 85
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 85
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 82
SC State House-59 Terry Alexander D 100
SC State House-60 Phillip Lowe R 86
SC State House-62 Robert Williams D 86
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 79
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 73
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 83
SC State House-70 Joseph Neal D 75
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 92
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 100
SC State House-73 Chris Hart D 92
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 100
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 100
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 85
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 92
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 92
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 86
SC State House-89 Kenneth Bingham R 85
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 91
SC State House-92 Joe Daning R 85
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 100
SC State House-96 Kit Spires R 92
SC State House-97 Patsy Knight D 92
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 73
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 93
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 91
SC State House-106 Nelson Hardwick R 92
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 85
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 75
SC State House-110 Chip Limehouse III R 89
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 80
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 92
SC State House-118 William Herbkersman R 85
SC State House-119 Leonidas Stavrinakis D 93
SC State House-121 Kenneth Hodges D 85
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D 82
SC State House-124 Shannon Erickson R 86
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R 100
SC State Senate-2 Larry Martin R 100
SC State Senate-3 Kevin Bryant R 64
SC State Senate-4 William O'Dell R 100
SC State Senate-6 Michael Fair R 92
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen Other 100
SC State Senate-9 Daniel Verdin III R 83
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D 92
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. R 92
SC State Senate-15 Wes Hayes, Jr. R 100
SC State Senate-16 Chauncey Gregory R 91
SC State Senate-17 Creighton Coleman D 91
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R 100
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 85
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R 90
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D 92
SC State Senate-22 Joel Lourie D 92
SC State Senate-25 Shane Massey R 83
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D 100
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D 100
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D 92
SC State Senate-30 Kent Williams D 91
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. R 100
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 100
SC State Senate-34 Ray Cleary III R 100
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 82
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D 90
SC State Senate-40 Brad Hutto D 83
SC State Senate-43 George Campsen III R 67
SC State Senate-44 Paul Campbell, Jr. R 100
SC State Senate-45 Clementa Pinckney D 90
Paul Agnew 90
Ralph Anderson 91
Liston Barfield 89
James Battle, Jr. 75
Don Bowen 85
Joan Brady 86
Lester Branham, Jr. 85
Curtis Brantley 85
Floyd Breeland 92
Harry Cato 83
Catherine Ceips 100
Richard Chalk, Jr. 85
Daniel Cooper 86
William Cotty 85
Kristopher Crawford 85
Thomas Dantzler 92
Guy Davenport, Jr. 71
John Drummond 100
Tracy Edge 83
Dick Elliott 100
Robert Ford 90
Marion Frye 82
Carl Gullick 93
Ben Hagood, Jr. 71
Glenn Hamilton 63
Robert Harrell, Jr. 86
James Harrison 83
Cathy Harvin 100
Gloria Haskins 75
John Hawkins 92
Heyward Hutson 80
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 92
Keith Kelly 85
Kenneth Kennedy 75
Herbert Kirsh 86
Jake Knotts, Jr. 100
John Land III 91
Robert Leach, Sr. 85
Phil Leventis 92
Lanny Littlejohn 83
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 93
Glenn McConnell 83
John McGill 92
Vida Miller 92
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 100
James Neal 100
Denny Neilson 79
Harry Ott, Jr. 85
Phillip Owens 93
Anne Parks 92
Kay Patterson 92
Robert Perry, Jr. 86
Olin Phillips 100
Lewis Pinson 91
Edward Pitts, Jr. 86
Rex Rice 85
James Ritchie, Jr. 78
Greg Ryberg 60
Wallace Scarborough 93
Randy Scott 100
Bakari Sellers 85
Phillip Shoopman 77
Linda Short 100
B. R. Skelton 93
Donald Smith 70
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 92
Roland Smith 85
William Smith 88
James Stewart, Jr. 60
Scott Talley 73
Adam Taylor, Sr. 83
David Thomas 100
Michael Thompson 86
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 86
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 67
Ted Vick 100
Thad Viers 100
Robert Walker 83
William Witherspoon 83
Annette Young 79

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