Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

2006 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

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State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 59%
SC State House - 1 William Whitmire Republican 15%
SC State House - 2 Bill Sandifer III Republican 34%
SC State House - 4 Davey Hiott Republican 54%
SC State House - 6 Brian White Republican 55%
SC State House - 12 Anne Parks Democratic 14%
SC State House - 24 Bruce Bannister Republican 24%
SC State House - 27 Garry Smith Republican 43%
SC State House - 46 Gary Simrill Republican 33%
SC State House - 51 David Weeks Democratic 57%
SC State House - 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 64%
SC State House - 65 H. Lucas Republican 23%
SC State House - 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 26%
SC State House - 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 39%
SC State House - 71 Nathan Ballentine Republican 34%
SC State House - 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 50%
SC State House - 76 Leon Howard Democratic 33%
SC State House - 82 Bill Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 18%
SC State House - 85 Chip Huggins Republican 32%
SC State House - 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 41%
SC State House - 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 30%
SC State House - 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. Democratic 48%
SC State House - 103 Carl Anderson Democratic 43%
SC State House - 118 Bill Herbkersman Republican 15%
SC State Senate - 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 70%
SC State Senate - 2 Rex Rice Republican 94%
SC State Senate - 6 Dwight Loftis Republican 60%
SC State Senate - 7 Karl Allen Democratic 13%
SC State Senate - 9 Danny Verdin III Republican 49%
SC State Senate - 12 Scott Talley Republican 26%
SC State Senate - 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. Republican 66%
SC State Senate - 18 Ronnie Cromer Republican 62%
SC State Senate - 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 37%
SC State Senate - 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 50%
SC State Senate - 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 37%
SC State Senate - 29 Gerald Malloy Democratic 42%
SC State Senate - 30 Kent Williams Democratic 58%
SC State Senate - 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 37%
SC State Senate - 37 Larry Grooms Republican 49%
SC State Senate - 40 Brad Hutto Democratic 64%
SC State Senate - 43 Chip Campsen III Republican 33%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 36%
Paul Agnew 9%
Ralph Anderson 13%
Mike Anthony 29%
Jimmy Bales 18%
Liston Barfield 64%
James Battle, Jr. 42%
Kenneth Bingham 43%
Bill Bowers 15%
Joan Brady 21%
Lester Branham, Jr. 22%
Floyd Breeland 43%
Grady Brown 35%
Robert Brown 47%
Kevin Bryant 51%
Harry Cato 46%
Catherine Ceips 40%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 53%
Ray Cleary III 42%
Alan Clemmons 46%
Creighton Coleman 3%
Daniel Cooper 53%
William Cotty 21%
John Courson 30%
Thomas Dantzler 44%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 26%
Greg Delleney, Jr. 21%
John Drummond 27%
Tracy Edge 58%
Dick Elliott 64%
Michael Fair 66%
Robert Ford 7%
Marion Frye 50%
Laurie Funderburk 16%
Greg Gregory 62%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 28%
Nikki Haley 46%
Glenn Hamilton 44%
Nelson Hardwick 57%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 55%
James Harrison 24%
Cathy Harvin 19%
Gloria Haskins 3%
John Hawkins 62%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 48%
Shirley Hinson 34%
Kenneth Hodges 42%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 48%
Kenneth Kennedy 51%
Herbert Kirsh 63%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 36%
John Land III 61%
Robert Leach, Sr. 31%
Hugh Leatherman, Sr. 52%
Phil Leventis 36%
Chip Limehouse III 35%
Lanny Littlejohn 26%
Joel Lourie 25%
David Mack III 33%
State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan R 59%
SC State House - 1 William Whitmire R 15%
SC State House - 2 Bill Sandifer III R 34%
SC State House - 4 Davey Hiott R 54%
SC State House - 6 Brian White R 55%
SC State House - 12 Anne Parks D 14%
SC State House - 24 Bruce Bannister R 24%
SC State House - 27 Garry Smith R 43%
SC State House - 46 Gary Simrill R 33%
SC State House - 51 David Weeks D 57%
SC State House - 55 Jackie Hayes D 64%
SC State House - 65 H. Lucas R 23%
SC State House - 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 26%
SC State House - 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 39%
SC State House - 71 Nathan Ballentine R 34%
SC State House - 74 Todd Rutherford D 50%
SC State House - 76 Leon Howard D 33%
SC State House - 82 Bill Clyburn, Sr. D 18%
SC State House - 85 Chip Huggins R 32%
SC State House - 91 Lonnie Hosey D 41%
SC State House - 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 30%
SC State House - 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 48%
SC State House - 103 Carl Anderson D 43%
SC State House - 118 Bill Herbkersman R 15%
SC State Senate - 1 Thomas Alexander R 70%
SC State Senate - 2 Rex Rice R 94%
SC State Senate - 6 Dwight Loftis R 60%
SC State Senate - 7 Karl Allen D 13%
SC State Senate - 9 Danny Verdin III R 49%
SC State Senate - 12 Scott Talley R 26%
SC State Senate - 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. R 66%
SC State Senate - 18 Ronnie Cromer R 62%
SC State Senate - 19 John Scott, Jr. D 37%
SC State Senate - 21 Darrell Jackson D 50%
SC State Senate - 26 Nikki Setzler D 37%
SC State Senate - 29 Gerald Malloy D 42%
SC State Senate - 30 Kent Williams D 58%
SC State Senate - 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 37%
SC State Senate - 37 Larry Grooms R 49%
SC State Senate - 40 Brad Hutto D 64%
SC State Senate - 43 Chip Campsen III R 33%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 36%
Paul Agnew 9%
Ralph Anderson 13%
Mike Anthony 29%
Jimmy Bales 18%
Liston Barfield 64%
James Battle, Jr. 42%
Kenneth Bingham 43%
Bill Bowers 15%
Joan Brady 21%
Lester Branham, Jr. 22%
Floyd Breeland 43%
Grady Brown 35%
Robert Brown 47%
Kevin Bryant 51%
Harry Cato 46%
Catherine Ceips 40%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 53%
Ray Cleary III 42%
Alan Clemmons 46%
Creighton Coleman 3%
Daniel Cooper 53%
William Cotty 21%
John Courson 30%
Thomas Dantzler 44%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 26%
Greg Delleney, Jr. 21%
John Drummond 27%
Tracy Edge 58%
Dick Elliott 64%
Michael Fair 66%
Robert Ford 7%
Marion Frye 50%
Laurie Funderburk 16%
Greg Gregory 62%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 28%
Nikki Haley 46%
Glenn Hamilton 44%
Nelson Hardwick 57%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 55%
James Harrison 24%
Cathy Harvin 19%
Gloria Haskins 3%
John Hawkins 62%
Wes Hayes, Jr. 48%
Shirley Hinson 34%
Kenneth Hodges 42%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 48%
Kenneth Kennedy 51%
Herbert Kirsh 63%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 36%
John Land III 61%
Robert Leach, Sr. 31%
Hugh Leatherman, Sr. 52%
Phil Leventis 36%
Chip Limehouse III 35%
Lanny Littlejohn 26%
Joel Lourie 25%
David Mack III 33%
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