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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

1993-1996 Positions (Senate Only)

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 93%
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 100%
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic 46%
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. Republican 100%
SC State Senate 16 Greg Gregory Republican 100%
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican 88%
SC State Senate 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 22%
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 93%
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. Republican 74%
SC State Senate 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 40%
SC State Senate 39 John Matthews, Jr. Democratic 24%
James Bryan, Jr. 50%
Holly Ann Cork 79%
Charles Tyrone Courtney 70%
John Drummond 67%
Dick Elliott 73%
Robert Ford 5%
Warren Kenneth Giese 89%
Maggie Wallace Glover 15%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 52%
Donald Harry Holland 15%
John Land III 31%
James Lander 64%
Phil Leventis 6%
Larry Martin 100%
Glenn McConnell 45%
John McGill 48%
William Mescher 86%
Tommy Moore 38%
William O'Dell 62%
Ernest Leroy Passailaigue, Jr. 63%
Kay Patterson 23%
Michael Thomas Rose 81%
John Richardson Russell 81%
Greg Ryberg 100%
Edward Saleeby 45%
Linda Short 26%
Jefferson Verne Smith 87%
David Thomas 91%
Bob Waldrep, Jr. 51%
Mickinley Washington, Jr. 16%

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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