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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Conservation Voters of South Carolina

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 11%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 10%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 10%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 0%
SC State House 12 Anne Parks Democratic 89%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 22%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 0%
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 25%
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 80%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 22%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 57%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 100%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 44%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 55%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 78%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 55%
SC State House 69 Richard Quinn, Jr. Republican 11%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 100%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 44%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 89%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 50%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 100%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 11%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 30%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 80%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 89%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 60%
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 10%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 100%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 89%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 67%
SC State House 118 Bill Herbkersman Republican 67%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 90%
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican 40%
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic 25%
SC State Senate 12 Scott Talley Republican 60%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 78%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 40%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 11%
John Graham Altman III 11%
Liston Barfield 0%
James Battle, Jr. 22%
Kenneth Bingham 10%
Lester Branham, Jr. 78%
Floyd Breeland 89%
Grady Brown 63%
Joe Brown 55%
Harry Cato 0%
Catherine Ceips 33%
Ken Clark 0%
Marty Coates 22%
Creighton Coleman 89%
Daniel Cooper 0%
William Cotty 60%
Thomas Dantzler 10%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 44%
Tracy Edge 25%
Eldridge Emory 78%
Mary Beth Freeman 70%
Marion Frye 0%
JoAnne Gilham 55%
Amos Lee Gourdine 33%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 78%
Glenn Hamilton 22%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 11%
James Harrison 10%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 11%
Gloria Haskins 22%
Jesse Edison Hines 80%
Mack Hines, Jr. 25%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 86%
Thomas Keegan 50%
Kenneth Kennedy 44%
Herbert Kirsh 40%
Larry Labruce Koon 10%
Robert Leach, Sr. 11%
Brenda Lee 63%
Chip Limehouse III 55%
Lanny Littlejohn 40%
Walter Lloyd 67%
Joel Lourie 100%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 40%
Becky Martin 22%
E. DeWitt McCraw 33%
James McGee III 55%
Walton McLeod III 100%
Vida Miller 100%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 89%
James Neal 100%
Joseph Neal 71%
Denny Neilson 44%
Harry Ott, Jr. 22%
Phillip Owens 0%
Robert Perry, Jr. 0%
Olin Phillips 13%
Lewis Pinson 22%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 22%
Thomas Rhoad 11%
Becky Richardson 90%
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 78%
Wallace Scarborough 44%
Phillip Sinclair 22%
B. R. Skelton 30%
Donald Smith 22%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 0%
Roland Smith 10%
William Smith 13%
John Snow III 22%
James Stewart, Jr. 0%
Harry Carl Stille 30%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 13%
Michael Thompson 40%
Ronald Parker Townsend 0%
Daniel Tripp 0%
Teddy Norman Trotter 10%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 11%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 20%
Thad Viers 11%
Robert Walker 0%
David Horton Wilkins 10%
William Witherspoon 10%
Annette Young 20%

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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