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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
Chuck Allen C
John Graham Altman III A
Harry Raymond Askins A
Liston Barfield A
J. Gresham Barrett A
Floyd Breeland D
Henry Brown, Jr. A
Joe Brown D
Theodore Brown D
Ralph Canty D
Marion Pinckney Carnell A
Harry Cato A
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III A
Daniel Cooper A+
William Cotty A
Thomas Dantzler A
Guy Davenport, Jr. A
Michael Easterday A
Tracy Edge A
Ronald Fleming A
Dr. Margaret Gamble A
Glenn Hamilton A
Robert Harrell, Jr. A
Charles Harris A
James Harrison A+
Charles Alexander Harvin III A+
Terry Edward Haskins A+
Jesse Edison Hines D
Mack Hines, Jr. D
Shirley Hinson A
Curtis Inabinett D
Douglas Jennings, Jr. A+
Thomas Keegan A
Mark Stephen Kelley A
Kenneth Kennedy D
Herbert Kirsh A
James Klauber A+
Jake Knotts, Jr. A+
Larry Labruce Koon A+
Stephen Lanford, Sr. A
James Norris Law A
Robert Leach, Sr. A
Brenda Lee D
Lanny Littlejohn A
Walter Lloyd D
Becky Martin A
E. DeWitt McCraw A
Woodrow Maxie 'Woody McKay A
E.B. McLeod, Jr. F
Willie McMahand, Sr. D
Vida Miller A
Bessie Moody-Lawrence D
Denny Neilson A
Harry Ott, Jr. A-
Anne Parks F
Olin Phillips A
Thomas Rhoad A
Rex Rice A
Rebecca Davis Richardson A
John Riser A
Alfred Burgess Robinson, Jr. A
Edith Rodgers B
Lynn Seithel A
Charles Ray Sharpe A+
Robert Joseph Sheheen D
Roland Smith A
William Smith A
Harry Carl Stille A
Elsie Rast Stuart A-
Adam Taylor, Sr. A
Ronald Parker Townsend A+
Daniel Tripp A
Teddy Norman Trotter A+
Lewis Raymond Vaughn A
Robert Walker A
Bryon Webb D
Michael Stewart Whatley A
Donny Wilder C
Timothy Castles Wilkes D
David Horton Wilkins A+
William Witherspoon A-
Thomas Woodrum A
Annette Young A
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic A
SC State House 50 Grady Brown Democratic D
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic D
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic D
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic D
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic D
SC State House 40 Walton McLeod III Democratic A
SC State House 70 Joseph Neal Democratic D
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic D
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic C
SC State House 36 Rita Allison Republican A
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican A
SC State Senate 43 George Campsen III Republican A
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican A
SC State House 110 Chip Limehouse III Republican A
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican A+
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican A
SC State House 69 Richard Quinn, Jr. Republican A+
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican A
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican A+

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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