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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Gun Owners of America

2002 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 100%
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 100%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 100%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 93%
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 100%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 100%
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 93%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 93%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 93%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 100%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 83%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 100%
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 100%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 7%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 64%
SC State House 118 Bill Herbkersman Republican 100%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 93%
SC State Senate 12 Scott Talley Republican 93%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 80%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 100%
John Graham Altman III 87%
Liston Barfield 86%
Harry Cato 93%
Catherine Ceips 93%
Marty Coates 91%
Daniel Cooper 100%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 100%
Glenn Hamilton 92%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 86%
Shirley Hinson 100%
Thomas Keegan 73%
Robert Leach, Sr. 100%
Lanny Littlejohn 100%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 100%
Phillip Owens 87%
Robert Perry, Jr. 100%
Lewis Pinson 100%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 92%
Becky Richardson 100%
Phillip Sinclair 86%
B. R. Skelton 67%
Donald Smith 93%
Roland Smith 93%
James Stewart, Jr. 93%
Harry Carl Stille 100%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 100%
Michael Thompson 87%
Ronald Parker Townsend 92%
Robert Walker 100%
David Horton Wilkins 93%
William Witherspoon 93%
Annette Young 100%

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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