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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 House 12 Anne Parks Democratic F
Fletcher Smith, Jr. F
SC State House 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic D
Jesse Edison Hines D
Mack Hines, Jr. D
Kenneth Kennedy D
Brenda Lee D
Edith Rodgers D
SC State Senate 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic D
Donny Wilder C
SC State House 36 Rita Allison Republican B
Thomas Rhoad B
William Smith B
Elsie Rast Stuart A-
SC State Senate 1 Thomas Alexander Republican A
Harry Raymond Askins A
SC State House 80 Jimmy Bales Democratic A
Liston Barfield A
J. Gresham Barrett A
James Battle, Jr. 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
Thomas Dantzler A
Guy Davenport, Jr. A
SC State House 43 Greg Delleney, Jr. Republican 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 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
Wes Hayes, Jr. A
Donald Harry Holland A
Thomas Keegan A
Mark Stephen Kelley A
Herbert Kirsh A
James Norris Law A
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
Glenn McConnell A
E. DeWitt McCraw A
James McGee III A
John McGill A
William Mescher A
Denny Neilson A
William O'Dell A
Harry Ott, Jr. A
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
SC State Senate 2 Rex Rice Republican A
Scott Richardson A
John Riser A
SC State House 2 William Sandifer III Republican A
SC State Senate 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic A
SC State House 46 Gary Simrill Republican A
Roland Smith 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
William Witherspoon A
Annette Young A
John Graham Altman III A+
André Bauer A+
SC State Senate 20 John Courson Republican A+
John Drummond A+
Terry Edward Haskins A+
Shirley Hinson A+
SC State House 85 Chip Huggins Republican A+
James Klauber A+
Jake Knotts, Jr. A+
Larry Labruce Koon A+
John Land III A+
SC State Senate 31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. Republican A+
Larry Martin A+
Tommy Moore A+
Becky Richardson A+
Greg Ryberg A+
Charles Ray Sharpe A+
Linda Short A+
David Horton Wilkins A+
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 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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