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CPAC Releases South Carolina Lawmaker Scorecard
South Carolina Continues to Trail its Neighbors in Conservative Rankings
ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 24, 2022) — South Carolina lawmakers have once again missed the mark in upholding conservative principles in their voting, according to a new analysis conducted by the Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA), a project of CPAC Foundation and the American Conservative Union Foundation.
Despite being known as a Republican stronghold, the South Carolina state legislature earned a conservative rating of 54% in 2021, only slightly above the national average (49%). South Carolina also significantly underperformed when compared to its neighbors North Carolina and Georgia which both earned conservative ratings of 66%. The conservative rating is calculated through CLA’s scorecards and is based on lawmaker voting across 186 policy areas ranging from cultural and life issues to tax, fiscal and regulatory policies.
SOUTH CAROLINA SCORECARD (Web Version)
SOUTH CAROLINA SCORECARD (PDF Version)
The ratings have also been incorporated into CPAC’s new Lawmaker Comparison Tool which runs head-to-head comparisons on lawmaker’s strongest and weakest policy areas.
The CLA is the first and only organization to annually publish individual ratings for all 8,000 federal and state lawmakers in America. The CLA is also home to the nation’s most comprehensive conservative policy database containing over 17,500 detailed bill analyses which span 50 years of Congress and all 50 state legislatures.
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