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Nikki Haley on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Removing religion from public discourse is entirely wrong. (Apr 2012)
  • First Indian family in small town of Bamberg SC in 1960s. (Apr 2012)
  • My Sikh dad proudly wears turban over uncut hair. (Apr 2012)
  • Converted to Christianity to marry Michael & raise children. (Apr 2012)
  • 2005: Unseated longest-serving legislator in SC history. (Apr 2012)
  • RedState Moneybomb: $50,000 in four days. (Apr 2012)
  • First gubernatorial campaign TV ad: "Join the Movement". (Apr 2012)
  • OpEd: Accused of affair with Gov. Mark Sanford. (Apr 2012)
  • OpEd: Accused of affair with well-known state lobbyist. (Apr 2012)
  • Calling me a "raghead" reinforces S.C.'s worst stereotypes. (Apr 2012)
  • Not Republican government but conservative government. (Apr 2012)
  • Born in S.C. as Nimrata Randhawa, to Sikh parents. (Nov 2010)

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SC 2014: 2014 SC Senate debate


Lee Bright on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lee Bright on other issues.
  • I live all aspects of my life based on Biblical principles. (Oct 2013)
Jim DeMint on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Dubbed "Senator Tea Party" at grassroots rallies. (Jan 2012)
  • Judeo-Christian conservatism overcomes natural selfishness. (Jan 2012)
  • American exceptionalism requires understanding biblical view. (Jan 2012)
  • Many Democrats are sincere in their desire to help others. (Jan 2012)
  • Select candidates by integrity of character, not promises. (Jan 2012)
  • I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority. (Sep 2010)
  • Most members of Congress lean towards socialism. (Jul 2009)
  • Socialists prefer arbitrary affirmative justice to equality. (Jul 2009)
  • Freedom is on the decline in America. (Jul 2009)
  • Secular government good; but secular society destructive. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted with Republican Party 87.3% of 316 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated A by the Club for Growth, strong pro-growth & targeted race. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
Lindsey Graham on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Voted with Republican Party 87.5% of 312 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Nancy Mace on Principles & Values
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
  • Give a conservative voice to the people of South Carolina. (Nov 2013)
Tim Scott on Principles & Values
Republican Senator-Appointee: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • We in America are a conservative nation. (Mar 2013)
  • Served in public office for 18 years, with 2 terms in House. (Dec 2012)
  • Declined to join the Congressional Black Caucus. (Apr 2012)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Jay Stamper on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for Jay Stamper on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


James Clyburn on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (SC-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for James Clyburn on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Duncan on Principles & Values
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Duncan on other issues.
  • I believe in God; America founded on Christian values. (Apr 2012)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Trey Gowdy on Principles & Values
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Gowdy on other issues.
Mick Mulvaney on Principles & Values
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mick Mulvaney on other issues.
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Tom Rice on Principles & Values
Republican (District 7): Click here for Tom Rice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Scott on Principles & Values
Republican (Appointed Senator) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
  • We in America are a conservative nation. (Mar 2013)
  • Served in public office for 18 years, with 2 terms in House. (Dec 2012)
  • Declined to join the Congressional Black Caucus. (Apr 2012)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Joe Wilson on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (SC-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joe Wilson on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Sanford on Principles & Values
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Now engaged to woman from 2009 extramarital affair. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted to impeach Clinton for affair, but should be forgiven. (Apr 2013)
  • OpEd: presidential aspirations gone when he went missing. (Apr 2012)
  • Refused to step down after scandal was revealed. (Apr 2012)
  • Calls for his impeachment for inappropriate travel expenses. (Apr 2012)
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Jim Hodges on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Hodges on other issues.
  • 1994: Won election when Beasley reneged on Confederate flag. (Oct 2001)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
David Beasley on Principles & Values
2004 former Republican challenger; former Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Beasley on other issues.
  • Keep One Nation Under God in the pledge. (Feb 2004)
  • Support constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. (Feb 2004)
  • Support Bush to nominate conservative judges. (Feb 2004)
  • Removed GA Confederate flag knowing it might cost election. (Oct 2001)
  • 1994: Promised to keep Confederate flag; 1998: Removed it. (Oct 2001)
Fritz Hollings on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Fritz Hollings on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
Bob Inglis on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (SC-4, retook seat in 2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Inglis on other issues.
  • Rated 33% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Alex Sanders on Principles & Values
2002 Democratic Candidate (SC): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alex Sanders on other issues.
  • World needs more generosity, unselfishness, & responsibility. (Apr 2002)
Inez Tenenbaum on Principles & Values
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Inez Tenenbaum on other issues.
  • Parents, not government, are responsible for children. (Jul 2004)
  • by MoveOn, for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
Strom Thurmond on Principles & Values
Former Republican Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Strom Thurmond on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
Gresham Barrett on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (SC-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gresham Barrett on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
Henry Brown on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (SC-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Henry Brown on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
Michael Cone on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Cone on other issues.
  • Populists represent people against the Aristocrats. (Apr 2008)
  • Attended the Citadel and USC Law School. (Mar 2008)
  • Attends Episcopal Church. (Mar 2008)
Bob Conley on Principles & Values
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Conley on other issues.
  • Pitchfork Pat plus Dr. No equals Flat-top Bob. (Jul 2008)
  • Ran as Republican in 2000; nominated as Democrat in 2008. (Jul 2008)
Jim DeMint on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Dubbed "Senator Tea Party" at grassroots rallies. (Jan 2012)
  • Judeo-Christian conservatism overcomes natural selfishness. (Jan 2012)
  • American exceptionalism requires understanding biblical view. (Jan 2012)
  • Many Democrats are sincere in their desire to help others. (Jan 2012)
  • Select candidates by integrity of character, not promises. (Jan 2012)
  • I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority. (Sep 2010)
  • Most members of Congress lean towards socialism. (Jul 2009)
  • Socialists prefer arbitrary affirmative justice to equality. (Jul 2009)
  • Freedom is on the decline in America. (Jul 2009)
  • Secular government good; but secular society destructive. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted with Republican Party 87.3% of 316 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated A by the Club for Growth, strong pro-growth & targeted race. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
Alvin Greene on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alvin Greene on other issues.
  • BA from USC; USAF veteran for 13 years. (Jul 2010)
  • Focus on unemployment, education and alternative energy. (Jul 2010)
  • Party officials claim Greene does not share their values. (Jul 2010)
  • Surprise primary victory challenged; rematch rejected. (Jul 2010)
Mark McBride on Principles & Values
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Mark McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mullins McLeod on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mullins McLeod on other issues.
  • A Plan for Change: New Covenant with people of SC. (Mar 2010)
Mark Sanford on Principles & Values
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Now engaged to woman from 2009 extramarital affair. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted to impeach Clinton for affair, but should be forgiven. (Apr 2013)
  • OpEd: presidential aspirations gone when he went missing. (Apr 2012)
  • Refused to step down after scandal was revealed. (Apr 2012)
  • Calls for his impeachment for inappropriate travel expenses. (Apr 2012)
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Floyd Spence on Principles & Values
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Floyd Spence on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
John Spratt on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (SC-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Spratt on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 50% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Lindsey Graham on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Voted with Republican Party 87.5% of 312 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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