Rating Group: South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

2009 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 100%
SC State House-89 Kenneth Bingham R 100%
SC State House-122 William Bowers D 100%
Joan Brady 100%
SC State Senate-44 Paul Campbell, Jr. R 100%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 100%
SC State House-32 Derham Cole, Jr. R 100%
Daniel Cooper 100%
SC State House-92 Joseph Daning R 100%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 100%
SC State House-124 Shannon Erickson R 100%
SC State House-34 Mike Forrester R 100%
Marion Frye 100%
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 100%
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 100%
James Harrison 100%
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 100%
SC State House-94 Jenny Horne R 100%
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 100%
Keith Kelly 100%
Lanny Littlejohn 100%
SC State House-45 Deborah Long R 100%
SC State Senate-13 Shane Martin R 100%
SC State House-30 Steve Moss R 100%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 100%
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 100%
Rex Rice 100%
Phillip Shoopman 100%
SC State House-3 B. R. Skelton R 100%
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 100%
SC State House-96 Lawrence Kit Spires R 100%
James Stewart, Jr. 100%
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 100%
SC State Senate-9 Daniel Verdin III R 100%
SC State House-16 Mark Willis R 100%
William Wylie 100%
SC State Senate-24 Tom Young, Jr. R 100%
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R 90%
SC State Senate-6 Michael Fair R 90%
SC State Senate-2 Larry Martin R 90%
SC Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell R 90%
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Smith Peeler, Jr. R 90%
Michael Thomas Rose 90%
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D 90%
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D 89%
SC U.S. House-5 Mick Mulvaney R 89%
SC State House-36 Rita Allison R 88%
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 88%
SC State House-8 Don Bowen R 88%
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 88%
Dick Elliott 88%
SC State House-20 Daniel Hamilton R 88%
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 88%
SC State Senate-40 Brad Hutto D 88%
SC State Senate-32 John McGill D 88%
Joey Millwood 88%
SC State House-29 Dennis Moss R 88%
Donald Smith 88%
SC State House-84 Roland Smith R 88%
SC State House-112 F. Sottile R 88%
SC State House-18 Tommy Stringer R 88%
Michael Thompson 88%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 88%
SC State House-53 Ted Vick D 88%
Annette Young 88%
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 86%
SC State House-28 Eric Bedingfield R 86%
Harry Cato 86%
SC State House-63 Kristopher Crawford R 86%
Carl Gullick 86%
SC State House-114 Robert Harrell, Jr. R 86%
George Hearn 86%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 86%
SC State House-110 Harry Limehouse III R 86%
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 86%
SC State House-22 Wendy Nanney R 86%
Harry Ott, Jr. 86%
SC State House-5 Phillip Owens R 86%
Steve Parker 86%
Lewis Pinson 86%
SC State House-119 Leonidas Stavrinakis D 86%
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 86%
SC State Senate-17 Creighton Coleman D 83%
Robert Ford 83%
SC State House-118 William Herbkersman R 83%
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Kenneth Leatherman, Sr. R 83%
James Neal 83%
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 83%
Paul Agnew 80%
Ralph Anderson 80%
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 80%
Boyd Brown 80%
SC State Senate-3 Kevin Bryant R 80%
SC State Senate-43 George Campsen III R 80%
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R 80%
SC State Senate-46 Tom Davis R 80%
SC State Senate-15 Wes Hayes, Jr. R 80%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 80%
Phil Leventis 80%
SC State Senate-22 Joel Lourie D 80%
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D 80%
SC State Senate-25 Shane Massey R 80%
SC State Senate-45 Clementa Pinckney D 80%
Greg Ryberg 80%
SC State Senate-30 Kent Williams D 80%
SC State Senate-12 Lee Bright R 78%
John Land III 78%
SC State Senate-10 Floyd Nicholson D 78%
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D 78%
James Battle, Jr. 75%
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 75%
Anton Gunn 75%
SC Governor Nikki Haley R 75%
SC State House-60 Phillip Lowe R 75%
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 75%
Vida Miller 75%
SC State Senate-4 William O'Dell R 75%
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 75%
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 75%
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D 75%
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 75%
David Thomas 75%
SC State House-6 Brian White R 75%
SC State House-61 Lester Branham, Jr. D 71%
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 71%
SC State House-106 Nelson Hardwick R 71%
SC State House-73 Chris Hart D 71%
SC State House-97 Patsy Knight D 71%
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D 71%
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 71%
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 71%
Denny Neilson 71%
Anne Parks 71%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 71%
Thad Viers 71%
SC State House-62 Robert Williams D 71%
SC State House-59 Terry Alexander D 67%
Curtis Brantley 67%
SC State Senate-34 Ray Cleary III R 67%
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 67%
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R 67%
SC State House-104 Tracy Edge R 67%
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 67%
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 67%
SC State House-90 Bakari Sellers D 67%
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 67%
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 63%
SC State House-23 Chandra Dillard D 63%
SC State House-7 Michael Gambrell R 63%
Cathy Harvin 63%
SC State House-121 Kenneth Hodges D 63%
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 63%
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 63%
SC State House-70 Joseph Neal D 63%
Anne Peterson Hutto 63%
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 63%
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 63%
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 60%
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen Other 57%
SC State House-58 Liston Barfield R 57%
SC State House-111 Wendell Gilliard D 57%
SC State House-49 John King D 57%
Herbert Kirsh 57%
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 57%
SC State House-77 Joe McEachern D 57%
SC State House-40 Walton McLeod III D 57%
SC State House-50 Grady Brown D 50%
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 50%
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 50%
Kenneth Kennedy 33%

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