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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: South Carolina Sierra Club

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State Senate 7 Karl Allen Democratic 80%
John Graham Altman III 0%
SC Council Member 3 George Bailey Republican 38%
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic 20%
Liston Barfield 46%
James Battle, Jr. 100%
Kenneth Bingham 100%
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic 80%
Floyd Breeland 0%
Grady Brown 0%
Joe Brown 25%
SC State House 116 Robert Brown Democratic 0%
Harry Cato 40%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 100%
SC State House 82 William Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 100%
Creighton Coleman 100%
Daniel Cooper 0%
William Cotty 100%
Thomas Dantzler 0%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 0%
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 100%
Tracy Edge 0%
Eldridge Emory 100%
Marion Frye 0%
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 50%
Glenn Hamilton 25%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 100%
James Harrison 100%
Gloria Haskins 20%
SC State House 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 0%
Jesse Edison Hines 0%
Mack Hines, Jr. 50%
Shirley Hinson 60%
SC State House 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 0%
SC State House 76 Leon Howard Democratic 20%
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican 80%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 100%
Kenneth Kennedy 100%
Herbert Kirsh 40%
Robert Leach, Sr. 60%
Chip Limehouse III 100%
Lanny Littlejohn 75%
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican 0%
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican 100%
SC State House 109 David Mack III Democratic 0%
Becky Martin 25%
E. DeWitt McCraw 100%
James McGee III 100%
Walton McLeod III 80%
SC State House 99 James Merrill Republican 80%
Vida Miller 100%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 25%
James Neal 100%
Joseph Neal 0%
Denny Neilson 75%
Harry Ott, Jr. 100%
SC State House 12 Anne Parks Democratic 20%
Robert Perry, Jr. 0%
Olin Phillips 100%
Thomas Rhoad 20%
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican 20%
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. 75%
SC State House 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 50%
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican 100%
Wallace Scarborough 80%
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 0%
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican 80%
Phillip Sinclair 100%
Donald Smith 100%
Fletcher Smith, Jr. 80%
SC State House 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 100%
Roland Smith 100%
SC State House 72 James Smith, Jr. Democratic 100%
William Smith 100%
SC State Senate 12 Scott Talley Republican 100%
Adam Taylor, Sr. 80%
Michael Thompson 0%
Ronald Parker Townsend 0%
Daniel Tripp 60%
Lewis Raymond Vaughn 0%
Robert Walker 40%
SC State House 51 J. David Weeks Democratic 20%
SC State House 113 Seth Whipper Democratic 50%
SC State House 6 Brian White Republican 60%
William Witherspoon 0%
Annette Young 100%

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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