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SC Chamber-Affiliated SC Chamber PAC Announces Support for Candidates in the 2020 General Election

October 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2020 

 

Katie Titus, Director of Government Affairs/Media Relations Manager  

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce 

(916) 996-2015 

katie.titus@scchamber.net 

 

SC Chamber-Affiliated SC Chamber PAC Announces Support for Candidates in the 2020 General Election 

34 Incumbent Representatives and Senators Receive Support 

 

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Chamber PAC today announced its support for candidates in the upcoming SC Senate and the SC House of Representatives November General Election.  

Each Chamber PAC-supported candidate has a proven track record working with the business community in the fight to make South Carolina the best state in the nation to live, work, and do business. 

“The business community is proud to announce support for these candidates,” said SC Chamber President and CEO Ted Pitts. “They are committed to creating a more competitive tax code, developing a workforce for the future, and getting our small businesses back to work. As the state begins ramping back up and reopening the economy, it’s more important than ever to have the right folks in Columbia working to put our state back on top.” 

The following incumbents have opposition in November’s General Election and have earned the business community’s support: 

  SC House Incumbents 

Title  

First  

Last 

Party   

District 

Number 

Representative  

Nathan  

Ballentine 

(R)  

District 

71 

Representative  

Jeff 

Bradley 

(R)  

District 

123 

Representative  

Heather  

Crawford 

(R)  

District 

68 

Representative  

Jason 

Elliott 

(R)  

District 

22 

Representative  

Raye 

Felder 

(R)  

District 

26 

Representative  

Kambrell 

Garvin 

(D) 

District 

77 

Representative  

Jay  

Jordan 

(R)  

District 

63 

Representative  

Randy 

Ligon 

(R)  

District 

43 

Representative  

Phillip 

Lowe 

(R)  

District 

60 

Representative  

Krystle 

Matthews 

(D) 

District 

117 

Representative  

John 

McCravy 

(R)  

District 

13 

Representative  

Tim 

McGinnis 

(R)  

District 

56 

Representative  

Brandon 

Newton 

(R)  

District 

45 

Representative  

Tommy 

Pope 

(R)  

District 

47 

Representative  

Michael 

River 

(D) 

District 

121 

Representative  

Jay 

West 

(R)  

District 

Representative  

Shedron  

Williams 

(D) 

District 

122 

 

SC Senate Incumbents 

Title  

First  

Last 

Party   

District 

Number 

Senator  

Karl  

Allen 

(D) 

District 

Senator  

Sean 

Bennett 

(R) 

District 

38 

Senator  

Wes 

Climer 

(R) 

District 

15 

Senator  

Tom 

Corbin 

(R) 

District 

Senator  

Ronnie 

Cromer 

(R) 

District 

18 

Senator  

Mike 

Gambrell 

(R) 

District 

Senator  

Stephen  

Goldfinch 

(R) 

District 

34 

Senator  

Larry 

Grooms 

(R) 

District 

37 

Senator  

Dwight  

Loftis 

(R) 

District 

Senator  

Shane 

Massey 

(R) 

District 

25 

Senator  

Floyd 

Nicholson 

(D) 

District 

10 

Senator  

Harvey  

Peeler 

(R) 

District 

14 

Senator 

Glenn 

Reese 

(D) 

District 

11 

Senator  

Ronnie  

Sabb 

(D) 

District 

32 

Senator  

Nikki 

Setzler 

(D) 

District 

26 

Senator  

Katrina 

Shealy 

(R) 

District 

23 

Senator  

Scott 

Talley 

(R) 

District 

12 

 

The SC Chamber PAC Board uses the SC Chamber Legislative Scorecard to determine the candidates to support in contested races for South Carolina House and Senate seats. Incumbent candidates who are supported must have a SC Chamber score of at least 80%* and a dedication to pro-business, pro-growth policies.  

*A four-year average score is used where possible. If a legislator does not have a four-year average, an average of all available scores may be used. 

About the SC Chamber PAC: The South Carolina Chamber PAC is a non-partisan, voluntary organization made up of South Carolina Chamber of Commerce investors that works to advance good government, pro-growth policies, and elect pro-jobs, pro-South Carolina leaders to the General Assembly. Our PAC realizes that there are two ways to impact policy: from the outside, with targeted, issues-based messaging, and from the inside, by helping elect and support like-minded candidates who represent pro-business values. You can learn more at https://www.scchamber.net/affiliate-groups/chamber-pac.  

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