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==Campaign donors==
===2012===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
{{State leg donor}}
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|Name = Loftis
===2010===
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|Full name = Dwight Loftis
In 2010, a year in which Loftis was up for re-election, he collected $15,630 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=SC&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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|year = 1996
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|Editdate = June 28, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=539 ''followthemoney.org'', "Loftis, Dwight A," accessed June 28, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 16771
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012|South Carolina State House, District 19]]
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|totalraised2010 = 15630
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010|South Carolina State House, District 19]]
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|totalraised2008 = 6485
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008|South Carolina State House, District 19]]
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|totalraised2006 = 7832
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|result2006 = Won
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|office2006 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2006|South Carolina State House, District 19]]
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|totalraised2004 = 39599
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2004|South Carolina State House, District 19]]
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|totalraised2002 = 5237
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2002|South Carolina State House, District 19]]
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|totalraised2000 = 47031
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2000|South Carolina State House, District 19]]
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|totalraised1998 = 3489
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives|South Carolina State House, District 19]]
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|totalraised1996 = 35838
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|result1996 = Won
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|office1996 = [[South Carolina House of Representatives|South Carolina State House, District 19]]
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}}
  
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
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===2012===
{{slp donor box 2010
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{{SLP donor box 2012
|Chamber = South Carolina House of Representatives
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|name = Loftis
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|full Name = Dwight Loftis
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=141676
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $15,630
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|total raised = 16,771
|org1 = Carolina Commerce Fund
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|org1 = Palmetto Leadership Council
 
|org2 = South Carolina Leadership Pac
 
|org2 = South Carolina Leadership Pac
|org3 = Palmetto Leadership Council
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|org3 = S C Trucking Association Pac
|org4 = Williams, Bradley
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|org4 = South Carolina Medical Association
|org5 = South Carolina Farm Bureau
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|org5 = Isley, Wm
|orgdonor1 = $1,000
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|orgamount1 = 1000
|orgdonor2 = $1,000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
|orgdonor3 = $1,000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
|orgdonor4 = $1,000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
|orgdonor5 = $1,000
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|orgamount5 = 750
 
|}}
 
|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Loftis
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|full Name = Dwight Loftis
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=123151
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 15,630
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|org1 = South Carolina Leadership Pac
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|org2 = Williams, Bradley
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|org3 = South Carolina Farm Bureau
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|org4 = Palmetto Leadership Council
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|org5 = Carolina Commerce Fund
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Loftis
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|full Name = Dwight Loftis
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=103958
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 6,485
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|org1 = South Carolina Trucking Association
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|org2 = South Carolina Farm Bureau
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|org3 = Wastemangement
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|org4 = Palmetto Leadership Council
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|org5 = Homebuilders Association of Greenville
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
  
Loftis raised $6,485 in the 2008 election cycle.
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===2006===
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Loftis  
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|full Name = Dwight Loftis
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87110
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 8,732
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|org1 = South Carolina Farm Bureau
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|org2 = Palmetto Leadership Council
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|org3 = Speakers Politically Active Citizens Cmte
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|org4 = Home Builders Association of South Carolina
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|org5 = South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 750
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|}}
  
His major contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=103958 Campaign contributors to Dwight Loftis]</ref>
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Loftis
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|full Name = Dwight Loftis
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=67558
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 39,599
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|org1 = House Republican Caucus of South Carolina
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|org2 = Palmetto Leadership Council
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|org3 = Progress Energy
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|org4 = Volunteer Pac
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|org5 = Speakers Politically Active Citizens Cmte
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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===2002===
|-
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{{SLP donor box 2002
| South Carolina Farm Bureau
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|name = Loftis
| align="right" | $1,000
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|full Name = Dwight Loftis
|-
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=2542
| Wastemanagement
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
| align="right" | $1,000
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|new = no
|-
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|party = Republican
| South Carolina Trucking Association
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|total raised = 5,237
| align="right" | $1,000
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|org1 = Speakers Politically Active Citizens Cmte
|-
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|org2 = Nationwide
| Palmetto Leadership Council
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|org3 = South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association
| align="right" | $1,000
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|org4 = South Carolina Farm Bureau
|}
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|org5 = South Carolina Optometric Association
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|orgamount1 = 1000
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|orgamount2 = 1000
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|orgamount3 = 502
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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===2000===
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{{SLP donor box 2000
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|name = Loftis
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|full Name = Dwight Loftis
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=51171
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 47,031
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|org1 = Loftis, Dwight A
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|org2 = Republican Caucus of South Carolina
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|org3 = Nationwide
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|org4 = Brett, Timothy A
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|org5 = Starnes, Jim
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|orgamount1 = 10050
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 1250
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
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===1998===
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{{SLP donor box 1998
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|name = Loftis
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|full Name = Dwight Loftis
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=50915
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 3,489
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|org1 = South Carolina Dental Association
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|org2 = Dealer Pac
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|org3 = Na Pac
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|org4 = South Carolina Optometric Association
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|org5 = Outdoor Advertising Association of Sc Inc
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|orgamount1 = 600
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|orgamount2 = 520
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 300
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|orgamount5 = 250
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|}}
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===1996===
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{{SLP donor box 1996
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|name = Loftis
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|full Name = Dwight Loftis
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=50651
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|office= South Carolina House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 35,838
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|org1 = Republican Caucus
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|org2 = Sc Repub Cacus
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|org3 = South Carolina Republican Caucus
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|org4 = Nationwide
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|org5 = Sc Association of Auto Ins Agents
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 2500
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|orgamount3 = 1252
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==

Revision as of 13:21, 28 June 2013

Dwight Loftis
Dwight Loftis.jpg
South Carolina House District 19
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionInsurance agent
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dwight Loftis (b. February 4, 1943) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 19.

Education

Loftis earned his AA from North Greenville College in 1966.

Professional experience

Loftis is an Insurance Agent.

Political experience

Loftis is a past member of the Leadership Council School District in Greenville County. He joined the South Carolina State House of Representatives in 1996 and has served in that position since. He represents the 19th District.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Loftis served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Rules, Vice Chair
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Loftis served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Loftis served on the following committees:

Issues

Rural development

Lawmakers created new agencies dealing with rural economic development and one of the new agency's supporters are seeking state start-up funding, starting July 1, 2011. Two other agencies are proposed in bills before the General Assembly, though one of the bills likely is dead, as of May 24, 2011.

Loftis said no coordination exists among the legislators pushing their proposals.

“I’ll be the first to admit we’ve got too many entities out there working in separate silos,” said Rep. Dwight Loftis.

In February 2011, Loftis introduced a bill (H. 3633), titled the “South Carolina Agribusiness Economic Development Authority Act of 2011,” which would create a separate agency within the S.C. Department of Agriculture to help finance new agricultural-related businesses in the state.

The agency could receive state general funds and any other “financial assistance, guarantees, insurance or subsidies from the federal or state government,” under the bill.

A Department of Agriculture said in February that the proposed authority would be similar to the S.C. Jobs-Economic Development Authority, a state agency that assists economic development projects by issuing special-obligation revenue bonds.

Loftis said the agency proposed under his bill would help develop a “viable opportunity in niche markets in agriculture,” adding that “North Carolina has done a much better job than South Carolina.”

As of May 25, 2011, Loftis’ bill had not moved out of the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs.[1]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dwight Loftis endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Loftis ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12 and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDwight Loftis Incumbent 97.9% 9,213
     Other Write-Ins 2.1% 198
Total Votes 9,411

2010

Loftis ran unopposed in the June 8 Republican primary for District 19 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Loftis won unopposed in the general election on November 2[5].

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 19 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight Loftis (R) 6,467 98.60%
Write-In 92 1.40%

2008

On November 4, 2008 Loftis won re-election unopposed to the South Carolina House of Representatives with 9,205 votes, representing District 19. 

Loftis 9,205 raised $6,485 for his campaign.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight Loftis (R) 9,205

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Loftis is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Loftis raised a total of $177,912 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[7]

Dwight Loftis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 19 Won $16,771
2010 South Carolina State House, District 19 Won $15,630
2008 South Carolina State House, District 19 Won $6,485
2006 South Carolina State House, District 19 Won $7,832
2004 South Carolina State House, District 19 Won $39,599
2002 South Carolina State House, District 19 Won $5,237
2000 South Carolina State House, District 19 Won $47,031
1998 South Carolina State House, District 19 Won $3,489
1996 South Carolina State House, District 19 Won $35,838
Grand Total Raised $177,912

2012

Loftis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Loftis raised a total of $16,771.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dwight Loftis's campaign in 2012
Palmetto Leadership Council$1,000
South Carolina Leadership Pac$1,000
S C Trucking Association Pac$1,000
South Carolina Medical Association$1,000
Isley, Wm$750
Total Raised in 2012$16,771
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Loftis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Loftis raised a total of $15,630.

2008

Loftis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Loftis raised a total of $6,485.

2006

Loftis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Loftis raised a total of $8,732.

2004

Loftis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Loftis raised a total of $39,599.

2002

Loftis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Loftis raised a total of $5,237.

2000

Loftis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Loftis raised a total of $47,031.

1998

Loftis won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Loftis raised a total of $3,489.

1996

Loftis won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Loftis raised a total of $35,838.

Scorecards

The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard

See also: The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card

The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."[8]

2012

Dwight Loftis received a score of 33% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 11th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[9] His score was followed by representatives Ralph W. Norman (33%), Phillip Owens (33%), and Kevin R. Ryan (33%).[10]

Personal

Loftis and his wife, Sandra, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 19
1996–present
Succeeded by
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