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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2000 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office District Name Party Rating
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican A
SC State House 36 Rita Allison Republican B
John Graham Altman III A+
Harry Raymond Askins A
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic A
Liston Barfield A
J. Gresham Barrett A
James Battle, Jr. A
André Bauer A+
SC State House 122 Bill Bowers Democratic A
William Branton, Jr. A
SC State Senate 43 Chip Campsen III Republican A
Harry Cato A
Daniel Cooper A
William Cotty A
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican A+
Thomas Dantzler A
Guy Davenport, Jr. A
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican A
John Drummond A+
Michael Easterday A
Tracy Edge A
Michael Fair A
Ronald Fleming A
Marion Frye A
Dr. Margaret Gamble A
Warren Kenneth Giese A
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic D
SC State Senate 16 Greg Gregory Republican A
SC State Senate 37 Larry Grooms Republican A
Robert Harrell, Jr. A
James Harrison A
Charles Alexander Harvin III A
Terry Edward Haskins A+
Wes Hayes, Jr. A
Jesse Edison Hines D
Mack Hines, Jr. D
Shirley Hinson A+
Donald Harry Holland A
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican A+
Thomas Keegan A
Mark Stephen Kelley A
Kenneth Kennedy D
Herbert Kirsh A
James Klauber A+
Jake Knotts, Jr. A+
Larry Labruce Koon A+
John Land III A+
James Norris Law A
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. Republican A+
Brenda Lee D
Phil Leventis A
Chip Limehouse III A
Lanny Littlejohn A
SC State House 19 Dwight Loftis Republican A
SC State House 65 James Lucas Republican A
J. Cordell Maddox, Jr. A
Larry Martin A+
Glenn McConnell A
E. DeWitt McCraw A
James McGee III A
John McGill A
William Mescher A
Tommy Moore A+
Denny Neilson A
William O'Dell A
Harry Ott, Jr. A
SC State House 12 Anne Parks Democratic F
Ernest Leroy Passailaigue, Jr. A
SC State Senate 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. Republican A
Olin Phillips A
Richard Quinn, Jr. A
Arthur Ravenel, Jr. A
SC State Senate 11 Glenn Reese Democratic A
Thomas Rhoad B
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican A
Becky Richardson A+
Scott Richardson A
John Riser A
Edith Rodgers D
Greg Ryberg A+
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican A
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic D
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic A
Charles Ray Sharpe A+
Linda Short A+
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican A
Fletcher Smith, Jr. F
Roland Smith A
William Smith B
Elsie Rast Stuart A-
Adam Taylor, Sr. A
David Thomas A
Ronald Parker Townsend A
Daniel Tripp A
Teddy Norman Trotter A
Lewis Raymond Vaughn A
Robert Walker A
Michael Stewart Whatley A
Donny Wilder C
David Horton Wilkins A+
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican A+
William Witherspoon A
Annette Young A

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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