Rating Group: South Carolina Business and Industry Political Education Committee

1997 Positions (House Only)

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State Office Name Party Rating
SC State House - 2 Bill Sandifer III Republican 100%
SC State House - 12 Anne Parks Democratic 27%
SC State House - 36 Rita Allison Republican 100%
SC State House - 46 Gary Simrill Republican 76%
SC State House - 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter Democratic 37%
SC State House - 76 Leon Howard Democratic 41%
SC State House - 82 Bill Clyburn, Sr. Democratic 69%
SC State House - 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. Democratic 45%
SC State Senate - 2 Rex Rice Republican 100%
SC State Senate - 6 Dwight Loftis Republican 100%
SC State Senate - 19 John Scott, Jr. Democratic 43%
SC State Senate - 43 Chip Campsen III Republican 100%
SC Council Member - 3 George Bailey Republican 100%
SC Council Member - 28 Daniel Tripp Republican 94%
SC Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman Republican 100%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 100%
John Graham Altman III 98%
Harry Raymond Askins 74%
Liston Barfield 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
James Battle, Jr. 61%
André Bauer 86%
John Michael Baxley 45%
Scott Beck 98%
William Daniel Boan 89%
Bill Bowers 79%
Floyd Breeland 29%
Grady Brown 28%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Joe Brown 50%
Theodore Brown 47%
Alma Weaver Byrd 21%
Ralph Canty 8%
Marion Pinckney Carnell 75%
Harry Cato 100%
Wilbur Lucius Cave 19%
Daniel Cooper 94%
William Cotty 84%
James Mann Cromer, Jr. 79%
Thomas Dantzler 100%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 91%
Greg Delleney, Jr. 88%
Michael Easterday 93%
Tracy Edge 100%
John Felder 100%
Ronald Fleming 84%
Dr. Margaret Gamble 100%
Amos Lee Gourdine 53%
Glenn Hamilton 93%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 100%
James Harrison 97%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 93%
Terry Edward Haskins 100%
John Hawkins 87%
Jesse Edison Hines 49%
Mack Hines, Jr. 16%
Shirley Hinson 100%
James Hodges 46%
Curtis Inabinett 54%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 82%
Bradley Jordan 90%
Thomas Keegan 100%
Mark Stephen Kelley 100%
Kenneth Kennedy 97%
Marion Hardy Kinon 98%
Herbert Kirsh 86%
James Klauber 89%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 87%
Larry Labruce Koon 100%
Stephen Lanford, Sr. 99%
James Norris Law 100%
Robert Leach, Sr. 100%
Brenda Lee 77%
L. Hunter Limbaugh 100%
Chip Limehouse III 94%
Lanny Littlejohn 95%
Walter Lloyd 48%
David Mack III 27%
J. Cordell Maddox, Jr. 62%
Becky Martin 86%
Rudolph Marion Mason 100%
E. DeWitt McCraw 94%
Woodrow Maxie 'Woody McKay 100%
Walton McLeod III 61%
Willie McMahand, Sr. 33%
Joseph McMaster 91%
Vida Miller 51%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 28%
Victoria Mullen 92%
Joseph Neal 27%
Denny Neilson 95%
Olin Phillips 96%
Clementa Pinckney 37%
Richard Quinn, Jr. 89%
Thomas Rhoad 96%
Becky Richardson 78%
John Riser 100%
Alfred Burgess Robinson, Jr. 100%
Edith Rodgers 100%
Lynn Seithel 92%
State Office Name Party Rating
SC State House - 2 Bill Sandifer III R 100%
SC State House - 12 Anne Parks D 27%
SC State House - 36 Rita Allison R 100%
SC State House - 46 Gary Simrill R 76%
SC State House - 66 Gilda Cobb-Hunter D 37%
SC State House - 76 Leon Howard D 41%
SC State House - 82 Bill Clyburn, Sr. D 69%
SC State House - 95 Jerry Govan, Jr. D 45%
SC State Senate - 2 Rex Rice R 100%
SC State Senate - 6 Dwight Loftis R 100%
SC State Senate - 19 John Scott, Jr. D 43%
SC State Senate - 43 Chip Campsen III R 100%
SC Council Member - 3 George Bailey R 100%
SC Council Member - 28 Daniel Tripp R 94%
SC Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman R 100%
SC Treasurer Converse Chellis III 100%
John Graham Altman III 98%
Harry Raymond Askins 74%
Liston Barfield 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
James Battle, Jr. 61%
André Bauer 86%
John Michael Baxley 45%
Scott Beck 98%
William Daniel Boan 89%
Bill Bowers 79%
Floyd Breeland 29%
Grady Brown 28%
Henry Brown, Jr. 100%
Joe Brown 50%
Theodore Brown 47%
Alma Weaver Byrd 21%
Ralph Canty 8%
Marion Pinckney Carnell 75%
Harry Cato 100%
Wilbur Lucius Cave 19%
Daniel Cooper 94%
William Cotty 84%
James Mann Cromer, Jr. 79%
Thomas Dantzler 100%
Guy Davenport, Jr. 91%
Greg Delleney, Jr. 88%
Michael Easterday 93%
Tracy Edge 100%
John Felder 100%
Ronald Fleming 84%
Dr. Margaret Gamble 100%
Amos Lee Gourdine 53%
Glenn Hamilton 93%
Robert Harrell, Jr. 100%
James Harrison 97%
Charles Alexander Harvin III 93%
Terry Edward Haskins 100%
John Hawkins 87%
Jesse Edison Hines 49%
Mack Hines, Jr. 16%
Shirley Hinson 100%
James Hodges 46%
Curtis Inabinett 54%
Douglas Jennings, Jr. 82%
Bradley Jordan 90%
Thomas Keegan 100%
Mark Stephen Kelley 100%
Kenneth Kennedy 97%
Marion Hardy Kinon 98%
Herbert Kirsh 86%
James Klauber 89%
Jake Knotts, Jr. 87%
Larry Labruce Koon 100%
Stephen Lanford, Sr. 99%
James Norris Law 100%
Robert Leach, Sr. 100%
Brenda Lee 77%
L. Hunter Limbaugh 100%
Chip Limehouse III 94%
Lanny Littlejohn 95%
Walter Lloyd 48%
David Mack III 27%
J. Cordell Maddox, Jr. 62%
Becky Martin 86%
Rudolph Marion Mason 100%
E. DeWitt McCraw 94%
Woodrow Maxie 'Woody McKay 100%
Walton McLeod III 61%
Willie McMahand, Sr. 33%
Joseph McMaster 91%
Vida Miller 51%
Bessie Moody-Lawrence 28%
Victoria Mullen 92%
Joseph Neal 27%
Denny Neilson 95%
Olin Phillips 96%
Clementa Pinckney 37%
Richard Quinn, Jr. 89%
Thomas Rhoad 96%
Becky Richardson 78%
John Riser 100%
Alfred Burgess Robinson, Jr. 100%
Edith Rodgers 100%
Lynn Seithel 92%
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