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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State House 4 Davey Hiott Republican 100
SC U.S. House 5 Ralph Norman, Jr. Republican 100
Phillip Owens 100
Robert Perry, Jr. 100
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican 100
SC State House 71 Nathan Ballentine Republican 90
Liston Barfield 90
Joan Brady 90
Richard Chalk, Jr. 90
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 90
Ken Clark 90
Daniel Cooper 90
Thomas Dantzler 90
Guy Davenport, Jr. 90
Nikki Haley 90
Nelson Hardwick 90
Robert Harrell, Jr. 90
Shirley Hinson 90
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 90
Edward Pitts, Jr. 90
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 90
Roland Smith 90
James Stewart, Jr. 90
Adam Taylor, Sr. 90
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 90
Robert Walker 90
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 90
William Witherspoon 90
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 89
Harry Cato 89
Catherine Ceips 89
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 89
Tracy Edge 89
Herbert Kirsh 89
Becky Martin 89
Lewis Pinson 89
Donald Smith 89
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 89
Annette Young 89
James Battle, Jr. 88
Marion Frye 88
Ronald Parker Townsend 88
SC State House 118 Bill Herbkersman Republican 86
Robert Leach, Sr. 86
Daniel Tripp 86
Kenneth Bingham 80
SC State House 107 Alan Clemmons Republican 80
Glenn Hamilton 80
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 80
Chip Limehouse III 80
Lanny Littlejohn 80
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 80
Wallace Scarborough 80
B. R. Skelton 80
SC State House 27 Garry Smith Republican 80
SC State House 88 McLain Toole Republican 80
SC State House 1 William Whitmire Republican 80
SC State House 14 Michael Pitts Republican 78
William Cotty 75
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 70
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 70
Michael Thompson 70
William Smith 67
Thad Viers 67
Grady Brown 63
Marty Coates 63
Gloria Haskins 63
E. DeWitt McCraw 63
Ben Hagood, Jr. 60
James Harrison 60
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 60
James Merrill 60
Olin Phillips 60
Lester Branham, Jr. 57
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 50
Eldridge Emory 50
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 50
Mack Hines, Jr. 50
Thomas Rhoad 50
Phillip Sinclair 50
SC State Senate 12 Scott Talley Republican 50
Ted Vick 50
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 44
James Neal 44
Jesse Edison Hines 43
SC State House 103 Carl Anderson Democratic 40
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 40
SC State House 24 Bruce Bannister Republican 40
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 40
Kenneth Hodges 40
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 40
James McGee III 40
SC State House 31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. Democratic 40
Harry Ott, Jr. 40
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 33
SC State House 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. Democratic 33
Denny Neilson 33
Vida Miller 30
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 30
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 30
Creighton Coleman 29
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 22
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 22
Kenneth Kennedy 22
SC State House 12 Anne Parks Democratic 22
Paul Agnew 20
SC State House 42 Mike Anthony Democratic 20
Floyd Breeland 20
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 20
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 20
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 20
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 20
Joseph Neal 20
Joe Brown 14
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 13
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 13
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 13
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic 11
SC State House 52 Laurie Funderburk Democratic 11
Walton McLeod III 10
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 0
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 0

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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