Rating Group: Nebraska National Federation of Independent Business

2007-2008 Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy

State Office Name Party Rating
NE U.S. Senate-Jr Deb Fischer R 100
NE Lieutenant Governor John Nelson 90
NE State Senate-4 Pete Pirsch Other 100
NE State Senate-11 Ernie Chambers Other 67
NE State Senate-12 Steve Lathrop Other 70
NE State Senate-18 Scott Lautenbaugh Other 100
NE State Senate-20 Brad Ashford Other 56
NE State Senate-24 Gregory Adams Other 90
NE State Senate-26 Amanda McGill Other 75
NE State Senate-28 William Avery Other 70
NE State Senate-30 Norman Wallman Other 70
NE State Senate-32 Russ Karpisek Other 80
NE State Senate-34 Annette Dubas Other 78
NE State Senate-36 John Wightman Other 100
NE State Senate-38 Tom Carlson Other 89
NE State Senate-42 Thomas Hansen Other 100
NE State Senate-44 Mark Christensen Other 100
NE State Senate-46 Danielle Conrad Other 70
NE State Senate-48 John Harms Other 100
NE Council Member-Ward 5 Donald Preister Other 70
NE Council Member-At-Large DiAnna Schimek Other 44
Raymond Aguilar 100
Carroll Craig Burling 100
Abbie Cornett 70
Cap Dierks 78
L. Patrick Engel 100
Philip Erdman 100
Mike Flood 90
Michael Friend 90
Tony Fulton 100
Tim Gay 100
Lavon Heidemann 100
Gwen Howard 70
Carol Hudkins 88
Ray Janssen 78
Joel Johnson 89
Gail Kopplin 60
Lowen Kruse 67
Chris Langemeier 100
LeRoy Louden 100
Vickie McDonald 100
Rich Pahls 89
Dave Pankonin 89
Dwite Pedersen 57
Ronald Raikes 83
Kent Rogert 70
Arnie Stuthman 100
John Synowiecki 67
Tom White 70

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