Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 74%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 73%
SC Lieutenant Governor Kevin Bryant R 76%
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R 62%
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R 77%
SC State House-4 Davey Hiott R 61%
SC State House-6 Brian White R 80%
SC State House-12 Anne Parks D 56%
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R 69%
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R 76%
SC State House-24 Bruce Bannister R 72%
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R 69%
SC State House-28 Eric Bedingfield R 65%
SC State House-29 Dennis Moss R 70%
SC State House-31 Harold Mitchell, Jr. D 56%
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D 49%
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R 62%
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R 76%
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D 46%
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D 66%
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D 69%
SC State House-59 Terry Alexander D 50%
SC State House-60 Phillip Lowe R 82%
SC State House-62 Robert Williams D 37%
SC State House-65 James Lucas R 71%
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 68%
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 81%
SC State House-71 Nathan Ballentine R 75%
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D 36%
SC State House-73 Chris Hart D 42%
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D 45%
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D 32%
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D 65%
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D 53%
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R 68%
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R 66%
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D 51%
SC State House-92 Joe Daning R 64%
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 48%
SC State House-96 Kit Spires R 64%
SC State House-97 Patsy Knight D 64%
SC State House-99 James Merrill R 79%
SC State House-102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 44%
SC State House-103 Carl Anderson D 51%
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R 75%
SC State House-109 David Mack III D 45%
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D 47%
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D 38%
SC State House-118 Bill Herbkersman R 67%
SC State House-119 Leon Stavrinakis D 89%
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D 59%
SC State House-124 Shannon Erickson R 77%
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R 70%
SC State Senate-2 Rex Rice R 68%
SC State Senate-4 Mike Gambrell R 76%
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen D 50%
SC State Senate-9 Danny Verdin III R 51%
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D 64%
SC State Senate-12 Scott Talley R 69%
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. R 64%
SC State Senate-16 Greg Gregory R 76%
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R 70%
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D 55%
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R 62%
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D 49%
SC State Senate-25 Shane Massey R 62%
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D 81%
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D 93%
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D 62%
SC State Senate-30 Kent Williams D 71%
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. R 85%
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 75%
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R 55%
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D 57%
SC State Senate-40 Brad Hutto D 74%
SC State Senate-43 Chip Campsen III R 94%
SC State Senate-44 Paul Campbell, Jr. R 90%
Paul Agnew 69%
Ralph Anderson 49%
Liston Barfield 70%
James Battle, Jr. 68%
Kenneth Bingham 71%
Don Bowen 64%
Joan Brady 78%
Lester Branham, Jr. 65%
Curtis Brantley 47%
Floyd Breeland 50%
Grady Brown 57%
Harry Cato 87%
Catherine Ceips 66%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 54%
Ray Cleary III 68%
Creighton Coleman 36%
Daniel Cooper 63%
William Cotty 79%
Kristopher Crawford 74%
Thomas Dantzler 74%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 47%
John Drummond 55%
Tracy Edge 48%
Dick Elliott 72%
Michael Fair 52%
Robert Ford 61%
Marion Frye 64%
Carl Gullick 67%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 80%
Nikki Haley 84%
Glenn Hamilton 55%
Nelson Hardwick 73%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 89%
James Harrison 82%
Cathy Harvin 48%
Gloria Haskins 64%
John Hawkins 50%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 54%
Kenneth Hodges 66%
Heyward Hutson 64%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 52%
Keith Kelly 76%
Kenneth Kennedy 49%
Herbert Kirsh 93%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 83%
John Land III 61%
Robert Leach, Sr. 76%
Phil Leventis 51%
Chip Limehouse III 48%
Lanny Littlejohn 65%
Joel Lourie 62%
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. 63%
Larry Martin 76%
Glenn McConnell 100%
John McGill 72%
Walton McLeod III 60%
William Mescher 62%
Vida Miller 66%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 30%
Tommy Moore 14%
James Neal 56%
Joseph Neal 58%
Denny Neilson 74%
William O'Dell 60%
Harry Ott, Jr. 77%
Phillip Owens 80%
Kay Patterson 69%
Robert Perry, Jr. 77%
Olin Phillips 48%
Clementa Pinckney 57%
Lewis Pinson 69%
Edward Pitts, Jr. 66%
James Ritchie, Jr. 56%
Greg Ryberg 73%
Wallace Scarborough 63%
Randy Scott 67%
Bakari Sellers 52%
Phillip Shoopman 69%
Linda Short 53%
B. R. Skelton 84%
Donald Smith 63%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 34%
Roland Smith 75%
William Smith 43%
James Stewart, Jr. 60%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 64%
David Thomas 37%
Michael Thompson 95%
C. David Umphlett, Jr. 80%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 59%
Ted Vick 56%
Thad Viers 41%
Robert Walker 77%
William Witherspoon 72%
Annette Young 72%

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