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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Gun Owners of America

1998 Positions on Gun Rights

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 100%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 92%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 100%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 100%
SC State Senate 43 Chip Campsen III Republican 100%
John Graham Altman III 92%
Liston Barfield 83%
J. Gresham Barrett 82%
Grady Brown 82%
Daniel Cooper 100%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 92%
Ronald Fleming 100%
Terry Edward Haskins 92%
Shirley Hinson 100%
James Klauber 100%
James Norris Law 100%
Robert Leach, Sr. 100%
Olin Phillips 85%
Becky Richardson 100%
Charles Ray Sharpe 100%
Roland Smith 100%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 100%
Daniel Tripp 91%
Robert Walker 100%
William Witherspoon 91%

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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