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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Nebraska National Federation of Independent Business

2001-2002 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 90%
NE State Senate 11 Ernie Chambers Non-partisan 44%
NE Attorney General Jon Bruning Republican 100%
NE Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley Republican 56%
NE Mayor At-Large Chris Beutler 10%
NE Supervisor 4 Dennis Byars Non-partisan 30%
NE Council Member Ward 5 Donald Preister Non-partisan 50%
NE Council Member At-Large DiAnna Schimek Non-partisan 20%
Raymond Aguilar 80%
Thomas Baker 100%
Patrick Bourne 63%
Kermit Brashear 29%
Curt Bromm 22%
Pamela Brown 100%
Carroll Craig Burling 56%
Matt Connealy 56%
George Coordsen 40%
Jim Cudaback 29%
Douglas Cunningham 100%
Cap Dierks 80%
L. Patrick Engel 44%
Philip Erdman 78%
D. Paul Hartnett 25%
Carol Hudkins 44%
Ray Janssen 25%
Jim Jensen 50%
James Jones 56%
Robert Kremer 56%
Douglas Kristensen 33%
Lowen Kruse 25%
David Landis 40%
Chip Maxwell 63%
Vickie McDonald 33%
Dwite Pedersen 44%
Donald Pederson 25%
Marian Price 20%
Mark Quandahl 80%
Ronald Raikes 20%
Pamela Redfield 78%
Jennie Robak 75%
Ed Schrock 44%
Elaine Ruth Stuhr 44%
Deborah Suttle 67%
John Synowiecki 67%
Nancy Thompson 44%
Eugene Tyson 100%
Floyd Vrtiska 78%
Roger Ralph Wehrbein 22%
William Wickersham 20%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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