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Rating Group: National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

2004 Lifetime Score

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

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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