Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

2008 Positions on Pro-Business Policy

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State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 73%
SC State House - 1 William Whitmire Republican 62%
SC State House - 2 Bill Sandifer III Republican 77%
SC State House - 4 Davey Hiott Republican 61%
SC State House - 6 Brian White Republican 80%
SC State House - 12 Anne Parks Democratic 56%
SC State House - 24 Bruce Bannister Republican 72%
SC State House - 27 Garry Smith Republican 69%
SC State House - 29 Dennis Moss Republican 70%
SC State House - 46 Gary Simrill Republican 76%
SC State House - 51 David Weeks Democratic 46%
SC State House - 55 Jackie Hayes Democratic 69%
SC State House - 59 Terry Alexander Democratic 50%
SC State House - 60 Phillip Lowe Republican 82%
SC State House - 62 Robert Williams Democratic 37%
SC State House - 65 H. Lucas Republican 71%
SC State House - 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 68%
SC State House - 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. Republican 81%
SC State House - 71 Nathan Ballentine Republican 75%
SC State House - 73 Chris Hart Democratic 42%
SC State House - 74 Todd Rutherford Democratic 45%
SC State House - 76 Leon Howard Democratic 32%
SC State House - 82 Bill Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 53%
SC State House - 85 Chip Huggins Republican 68%
SC State House - 91 Lonnie Hosey Democratic 51%
SC State House - 92 Joe Daning Republican 64%
SC State House - 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 48%
SC State House - 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. Democratic 44%
SC State House - 103 Carl Anderson Democratic 51%
SC State House - 118 Bill Herbkersman Republican 67%
SC State House - 119 Leon Stavrinakis Democratic 89%
SC State House - 124 Shannon Erickson Republican 77%
SC State Senate - 1 Thomas Alexander Republican 70%
SC State Senate - 2 Rex Rice Republican 68%
SC State Senate - 4 Mike Gambrell Republican 76%
SC State Senate - 6 Dwight Loftis Republican 76%
SC State Senate - 7 Karl Allen Democratic 50%
SC State Senate - 9 Danny Verdin III Republican 51%
SC State Senate - 12 Scott Talley Republican 69%
SC State Senate - 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. Republican 64%
SC State Senate - 18 Ronnie Cromer Republican 70%
SC State Senate - 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 55%
SC State Senate - 21 Darrell Jackson Democratic 49%
SC State Senate - 25 Shane Massey Republican 62%
SC State Senate - 26 Nikki Setzler Democratic 81%
SC State Senate - 29 Gerald Malloy Democratic 62%
SC State Senate - 30 Kent Williams Democratic 71%
SC State Senate - 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. Republican 75%
SC State Senate - 37 Larry Grooms Republican 55%
SC State Senate - 40 Brad Hutto Democratic 74%
SC State Senate - 43 Chip Campsen III Republican 94%
Paul Agnew 69%
Ralph Anderson 49%
Mike Anthony 49%
Jimmy Bales 65%
Liston Barfield 70%
James Battle, Jr. 68%
Eric Bedingfield 65%
Kenneth Bingham 71%
Don Bowen 64%
Bill Bowers 59%
Joan Brady 78%
Lester Branham, Jr. 65%
Curtis Brantley 47%
Floyd Breeland 50%
Grady Brown 57%
Robert Brown 38%
Kevin Bryant 76%
Paul Campbell, Jr. 90%
Harry Cato 87%
Catherine Ceips 66%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 54%
Ray Cleary III 68%
Alan Clemmons 75%
Creighton Coleman 36%
Daniel Cooper 63%
William Cotty 79%
John Courson 62%
Kristopher Crawford 74%
Thomas Dantzler 74%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 47%
Greg Delleney, Jr. 62%
John Drummond 55%
Tracy Edge 48%
Dick Elliott 72%
Michael Fair 52%
Robert Ford 61%
Marion Frye 64%
Laurie Funderburk 66%
Greg Gregory 76%
Carl Gullick 67%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 80%
Nikki Haley 84%
Glenn Hamilton 55%
Nelson Hardwick 73%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 89%
James Harrison 82%
Cathy Harvin 48%
Gloria Haskins 64%
John Hawkins 50%
State Office Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House - 3 Jeff Duncan R 73%
SC State House - 1 William Whitmire R 62%
SC State House - 2 Bill Sandifer III R 77%
SC State House - 4 Davey Hiott R 61%
SC State House - 6 Brian White R 80%
SC State House - 12 Anne Parks D 56%
SC State House - 24 Bruce Bannister R 72%
SC State House - 27 Garry Smith R 69%
SC State House - 29 Dennis Moss R 70%
SC State House - 46 Gary Simrill R 76%
SC State House - 51 David Weeks D 46%
SC State House - 55 Jackie Hayes D 69%
SC State House - 59 Terry Alexander D 50%
SC State House - 60 Phillip Lowe R 82%
SC State House - 62 Robert Williams D 37%
SC State House - 65 H. Lucas R 71%
SC State House - 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 68%
SC State House - 67 Murrell Smith, Jr. R 81%
SC State House - 71 Nathan Ballentine R 75%
SC State House - 73 Chris Hart D 42%
SC State House - 74 Todd Rutherford D 45%
SC State House - 76 Leon Howard D 32%
SC State House - 82 Bill Clyburn, Sr. D 53%
SC State House - 85 Chip Huggins R 68%
SC State House - 91 Lonnie Hosey D 51%
SC State House - 92 Joe Daning R 64%
SC State House - 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 48%
SC State House - 102 Joseph Jefferson, Jr. D 44%
SC State House - 103 Carl Anderson D 51%
SC State House - 118 Bill Herbkersman R 67%
SC State House - 119 Leon Stavrinakis D 89%
SC State House - 124 Shannon Erickson R 77%
SC State Senate - 1 Thomas Alexander R 70%
SC State Senate - 2 Rex Rice R 68%
SC State Senate - 4 Mike Gambrell R 76%
SC State Senate - 6 Dwight Loftis R 76%
SC State Senate - 7 Karl Allen D 50%
SC State Senate - 9 Danny Verdin III R 51%
SC State Senate - 12 Scott Talley R 69%
SC State Senate - 14 Harvey Peeler, Jr. R 64%
SC State Senate - 18 Ronnie Cromer R 70%
SC State Senate - 19 John Scott, Jr. D 55%
SC State Senate - 21 Darrell Jackson D 49%
SC State Senate - 25 Shane Massey R 62%
SC State Senate - 26 Nikki Setzler D 81%
SC State Senate - 29 Gerald Malloy D 62%
SC State Senate - 30 Kent Williams D 71%
SC State Senate - 33 Luke Rankin, Sr. R 75%
SC State Senate - 37 Larry Grooms R 55%
SC State Senate - 40 Brad Hutto D 74%
SC State Senate - 43 Chip Campsen III R 94%
Paul Agnew 69%
Ralph Anderson 49%
Mike Anthony 49%
Jimmy Bales 65%
Liston Barfield 70%
James Battle, Jr. 68%
Eric Bedingfield 65%
Kenneth Bingham 71%
Don Bowen 64%
Bill Bowers 59%
Joan Brady 78%
Lester Branham, Jr. 65%
Curtis Brantley 47%
Floyd Breeland 50%
Grady Brown 57%
Robert Brown 38%
Kevin Bryant 76%
Paul Campbell, Jr. 90%
Harry Cato 87%
Catherine Ceips 66%
Richard Chalk, Jr. 54%
Ray Cleary III 68%
Alan Clemmons 75%
Creighton Coleman 36%
Daniel Cooper 63%
William Cotty 79%
John Courson 62%
Kristopher Crawford 74%
Thomas Dantzler 74%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 47%
Greg Delleney, Jr. 62%
John Drummond 55%
Tracy Edge 48%
Dick Elliott 72%
Michael Fair 52%
Robert Ford 61%
Marion Frye 64%
Laurie Funderburk 66%
Greg Gregory 76%
Carl Gullick 67%
Ben Hagood, Jr. 80%
Nikki Haley 84%
Glenn Hamilton 55%
Nelson Hardwick 73%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 89%
James Harrison 82%
Cathy Harvin 48%
Gloria Haskins 64%
John Hawkins 50%
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