Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

2006 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 59%
SC Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant R 51%
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 15%
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 34%
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 54%
SC State House-6 Brian White R 55%
SC State House-12 Anne Parks D 14%
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 22%
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 60%
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 24%
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 43%
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 31%
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 29%
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 21%
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 33%
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 57%
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 16%
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 64%
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 23%
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 26%
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 39%
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 34%
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 41%
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 50%
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 33%
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 18%
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 18%
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 32%
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 51%
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 41%
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 30%
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 48%
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 43%
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 46%
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 33%
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 19%
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 47%
SC State House-118 Bill Herbkersman R 15%
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D 15%
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R 70%
SC State Senate-2 Rex Rice R 94%
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen D 13%
SC State Senate-9 Danny Verdin III R 49%
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D 18%
SC State Senate-12 Scott Talley R 26%
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. R 66%
SC State Senate-16 Greg Gregory R 62%
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R 62%
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 37%
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R 30%
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D 50%
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D 37%
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D 45%
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D 42%
SC State Senate-30 Kent Williams D 58%
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. R 52%
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 37%
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 49%
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D 42%
SC State Senate-40 Brad Hutto D 64%
SC State Senate-43 Chip Campsen III R 33%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 36%
Paul Agnew 9%
Ralph Anderson 13%
Liston Barfield 64%
James Battle, Jr. 42%
Kenneth Bingham 43%
Joan Brady 21%
Lester Branham, Jr. 22%
Floyd Breeland 43%
Grady Brown 35%
Harry Cato 46%
Catherine Ceips 40%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 53%
Ray Cleary III 42%
Creighton Coleman 3%
Daniel Cooper 53%
William Cotty 21%
Thomas Dantzler 44%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 26%
John Drummond 27%
Tracy Edge 58%
Dick Elliott 64%
Michael Fair 66%
Robert Ford 7%
Marion Frye 50%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 28%
Nikki Haley 46%
Glenn Hamilton 44%
Nelson Hardwick 57%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 55%
James Harrison 24%
Cathy Harvin 19%
Gloria Haskins 3%
John Hawkins 62%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 48%
Shirley Hinson 34%
Kenneth Hodges 42%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 48%
Kenneth Kennedy 51%
Herbert Kirsh 63%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 36%
John Land III 61%
Robert Leach, Sr. 31%
Phil Leventis 36%
Chip Limehouse III 35%
Lanny Littlejohn 26%
Joel Lourie 25%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 44%
Larry Martin 74%
Glenn McConnell 39%
John McGill 65%
Walton McLeod III 20%
James Merrill 32%
William Mescher 62%
Vida Miller 25%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 39%
Tommy Moore 14%
James Neal 12%
Joseph Neal 36%
Denny Neilson 14%
William O'Dell 50%
Harry Ott, Jr. 37%
Phillip Owens 78%
Kay Patterson 42%
Robert Perry, Jr. 62%
Olin Phillips 14%
Clementa Pinckney 36%
Lewis Pinson 32%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 40%
Scott Richardson 37%
James Ritchie, Jr. 53%
Greg Ryberg 58%
Wallace Scarborough 34%
Randy Scott 58%
Linda Short 13%
B. R. Skelton 71%
Donald Smith 57%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 8%
Roland Smith 53%
William Smith 7%
James Stewart, Jr. 43%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 48%
David Thomas 46%
Michael Thompson 32%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 31%
Ted Vick 19%
Thad Viers 31%
Robert Walker 55%
William Witherspoon 51%
Annette Young 38%

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