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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Nebraska National Federation of Independent Business

2009-2010 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 71%
NE U.S. House 2 Brad Ashford Democratic 67%
NE State Senate 5 Heath Mello Non-partisan 71%
NE State Senate 13 Tanya Cook Non-partisan 57%
NE State Senate 21 Ken Haar Non-partisan 83%
NE State Senate 25 Kathy Campbell Non-partisan 83%
NE State Senate 27 Colby Coash Non-partisan 67%
NE State Senate 35 Mike Gloor Non-partisan 71%
NE State Senate 37 Galen Hadley Non-partisan 71%
NE State Senate 39 Beau McCoy Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 41 Kate Sullivan Non-partisan 86%
NE State Senate 47 Ken Schilz Non-partisan 67%
NE Auditor of Public Accounts Charlie Janssen Republican 67%
NE Council Member 5 Rich Pahls 83%
Gregory Adams 67%
William Avery 50%
Tom Carlson 100%
Mark Christensen 80%
Danielle Conrad 57%
Abbie Cornett 67%
Brenda Council 67%
Cap Dierks 100%
Annette Dubas 71%
Mike Flood 100%
Tony Fulton 57%
Tim Gay 50%
Robert Giese 71%
Thomas Hansen 71%
John Harms 83%
Lavon Heidemann 67%
Gwen Howard 40%
Russ Karpisek 83%
Chris Langemeier 100%
Steve Lathrop 71%
Scott Lautenbaugh 80%
LeRoy Louden 86%
Amanda McGill 71%
John Nelson 67%
Jeremy Nordquist 67%
Dave Pankonin 100%
Pete Pirsch 83%
Kent Rogert 57%
Arnie Stuthman 50%
Dennis Utter 71%
Norman Wallman 57%
Tom White 71%
John Wightman 71%

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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