Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2004 Lifetime Score

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

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