Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2004 Lifetime Score

Issues: Guns
State Office Name Party Rating
Robert Ford F
SC State House-12 Anne Parks D F
Fletcher Smith, Jr. F
Floyd Breeland D
Grady Brown D
Joe Brown D
SC State House-66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D D
SC State House-95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D D
Jesse Edison Hines D
Mack Hines, Jr. D
SC State House-76 Leon Howard D D
Kenneth Kennedy D
Brenda Lee D
Bessie Moody-Lawrence D
Joseph Neal D
SC State Senate-19 John Scott, Jr. D D
Dick Elliott B-
Marty Coates B+
William Cotty B+
James Merrill B+
Lewis Pinson B+
SC State House-74 Todd Rutherford D B+
Donald Smith B+
William Smith B+
SC State House-113 Seth Whipper D B+
Phillip Owens A-
James Stewart, Jr. A-
William Witherspoon A-
SC State Senate-1 Thomas Alexander R A
SC State House-42 Mike Anthony D A
SC Council Member-3 George Bailey R A
SC State House-80 Jimmy Bales D A
Liston Barfield A
James Battle, Jr. A
Kenneth Bingham A
SC State House-122 Bill Bowers D A
Harry Cato A
Catherine Ceips A
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III A
Ken Clark A
SC State House-107 Alan Clemmons R A
Thomas Dantzler A
Guy Davenport, Jr. A
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R A
Tracy Edge A
Michael Fair A
Marion Frye A
SC State Senate-16 Greg Gregory R A
Glenn Hamilton A
Robert Harrell, Jr. A
Charles Alexander Harvin III A
Gloria Haskins A
Wes Hayes, Jr. A
Herbert Kirsh A
Jake Knotts, Jr. A
John Land III A
Robert Leach, Sr. A
Phil Leventis A
Lanny Littlejohn A
SC State House-19 Dwight Loftis R A
SC State House-65 James Lucas R A
Joseph Mahaffey, Sr. A
SC State Senate-29 Gerald Malloy D A
Becky Martin A
E. DeWitt McCraw A
James McGee III A
John McGill A
Walton McLeod III A
William Mescher A
Denny Neilson A
William O'Dell A
Harry Ott, Jr. A
SC State Senate-14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. R A
Olin Phillips A
Edward Pitts, Jr. A
SC State Senate-11 Glenn Reese D A
Thomas Rhoad A
SC State Senate-2 Rex Rice R A
Scott Richardson A
James Ritchie, Jr. A
Wallace Scarborough A
SC State Senate-26 Nikki Setzler D A
SC State House-46 Gary Simrill R A
B. R. Skelton A
SC State House-27 Garry Smith R A
SC State House-67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R A
Roland Smith A
John Snow III A
SC State Senate-12 Scott Talley R A
Adam Taylor, Sr. A
David Thomas A
Michael Thompson A
SC State House-88 McLain Toole R A
Ronald Parker Townsend A
Daniel Tripp A
Lewis Raymond Vaughn A
Thad Viers A
Robert Walker A
SC State House-6 Brian White R A
SC State House-1 William Whitmire R A
Annette Young A
John Graham Altman III A+
Daniel Cooper A+
SC State Senate-20 John Courson R A+
SC State Senate-18 Ronnie Cromer R A+
SC State House-43 Greg Delleney, Jr. R A+
John Drummond A+
SC State Senate-37 Larry Grooms R A+
James Harrison A+
John Hawkins A+
SC State House-85 Chip Huggins R A+
Douglas Jennings, Jr. A+
SC State Senate-31 Hugh Leatherman, Sr. R A+
Chip Limehouse III A+
Larry Martin A+
Glenn McConnell A+
Tommy Moore A+
SC State House-14 Michael Pitts R A+
Greg Ryberg A+
SC State House-2 William Sandifer III R A+
Linda Short A+
Phillip Sinclair A+
SC State Senate-9 Danny Verdin III R A+
David Horton Wilkins A+
SC State Senate-7 Karl Allen D ?
Ralph Anderson ?
Lester Branham, Jr. ?
SC State House-116 Robert Brown D ?
SC State House-82 William Clyburn, Sr. D ?
Creighton Coleman ?
Eldridge Emory ?
SC State House-52 Laurie Funderburk D ?
Ben Hagood, Jr. ?
SC State House-55 Jackie Hayes D ?
SC State House-118 Bill Herbkersman R ?
SC State House-91 Lonnie Hosey D ?
SC State Senate-40 Brad Hutto D ?
SC State Senate-21 Darrell Jackson D ?
Walter Lloyd ?
Joel Lourie ?
SC State House-109 David Mack III D ?
SC State Senate-39 John Matthews, Jr. D ?
Vida Miller ?
James Neal ?
Kay Patterson ?
Robert Perry, Jr. ?
Clementa Pinckney ?
SC State Senate-33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R ?
R. Thayer Rivers, Jr. ?
SC State Senate-27 Vincent Sheheen D ?
SC State House-72 James Smith, Jr. D ?
Jefferson Verne Smith ?
C. David Umphlett, Jr. ?
SC State House-51 J. David Weeks D ?

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