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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

1997-1998 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 100%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 100%
SC State House 36 Rita Allison Republican 100%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 92%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 81%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 25%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 47%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 42%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 78%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 44%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 29%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 34%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 89%
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican 100%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 43%
SC State Senate 43 Chip Campsen III Republican 100%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 100%
SC Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman Republican 100%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 100%
John Graham Altman III 81%
Harry Raymond Askins 75%
Liston Barfield 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
James Battle, Jr. 76%
André Bauer 88%
John Michael Baxley 54%
Scott Beck 97%
William Daniel Boan 96%
Floyd Breeland 29%
Grady Brown 29%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Joe Brown 52%
Theodore Brown 69%
Alma Weaver Byrd 32%
Ralph Canty 18%
Marion Pinckney Carnell 78%
Harry Cato 100%
Wilbur Lucius Cave 20%
Daniel Cooper 94%
William Cotty 87%
James Mann Cromer, Jr. 71%
Thomas Dantzler 100%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 80%
Michael Easterday 86%
Tracy Edge 100%
John Felder 100%
Ronald Fleming 87%
Dr. Margaret Gamble 100%
Amos Lee Gourdine 47%
Glenn Hamilton 89%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 100%
Charles Harris 100%
James Harrison 98%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 90%
Terry Edward Haskins 100%
John Hawkins 89%
Jesse Edison Hines 44%
Mack Hines, Jr. 17%
Shirley Hinson 100%
Curtis Inabinett 57%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 90%
Bradley Jordan 86%
Thomas Keegan 100%
Mark Stephen Kelley 100%
Kenneth Kennedy 88%
Marion Hardy Kinon 100%
Herbert Kirsh 81%
James Klauber 89%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 88%
Larry Labruce Koon 100%
Stephen Lanford, Sr. 100%
James Norris Law 100%
Robert Leach, Sr. 100%
Brenda Lee 74%
Chip Limehouse III 94%
Lanny Littlejohn 95%
Walter Lloyd 40%
J. Cordell Maddox, Jr. 72%
Becky Martin 88%
Rudolph Marion Mason 100%
Jennings Gary McAbee 90%
E. DeWitt McCraw 94%
James McGee III 100%
Woodrow Maxie 'Woody McKay 100%
Walton McLeod III 70%
Willie McMahand, Sr. 35%
Joseph McMaster 95%
Vida Miller 58%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 28%
Victoria Mullen 94%
Joseph Neal 16%
Denny Neilson 92%
Olin Phillips 95%
Clementa Pinckney 28%
Richard Quinn, Jr. 86%
Thomas Rhoad 97%
Becky Richardson 76%
Becky Richardson 76%
John Riser 99%
Alfred Burgess Robinson, Jr. 100%
Edith Rodgers 100%
Lynn Seithel 88%
Charles Ray Sharpe 100%
Robert Joseph Sheheen 39%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 21%
Roland Smith 100%
William Smith 91%
Harry Carl Stille 76%
Eugene Creighton Stoddard 96%
Elsie Rast Stuart 96%
Ronald Parker Townsend 100%
Daniel Tripp 79%
Teddy Norman Trotter 99%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 95%
Robert Walker 94%
Bryon Webb 95%
Michael Stewart Whatley 88%
Donny Wilder 92%
Timothy Castles Wilkes 66%
David Horton Wilkins 100%
William Witherspoon 100%
Thomas Woodrum 100%
Annette Young 100%
William Jeffrey Young 92%

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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