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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry

2013 Positions (Senate)

State Office District Name Party Rating
NE U.S. House 2 Brad Ashford Democratic 100%
NE State Senate 1 Dan Watermeier Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 2 Bill Kintner Non-partisan 88%
NE State Senate 5 Heath Mello Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 8 Burke Harr Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 9 Sara Howard Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 10 Bob Krist Non-partisan 88%
NE State Senate 11 Ernie Chambers Non-partisan 86%
NE State Senate 13 Tanya Cook Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 14 Jim Smith Non-partisan 83%
NE State Senate 16 Lydia Brasch Non-partisan 88%
NE State Senate 17 Dave Bloomfield Non-partisan 88%
NE State Senate 19 Jim Scheer Non-partisan 89%
NE State Senate 21 Ken Haar Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 22 Paul Schumacher Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 23 Jerry Johnson Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 25 Kathy Campbell Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 27 Colby Coash Non-partisan 86%
NE State Senate 29 Kate Bolz Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 31 Rick Kolowski Non-partisan 88%
NE State Senate 33 Lester Seiler Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 35 Mike Gloor Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 37 Galen Hadley Non-partisan 100%
NE State Senate 39 Beau McCoy Non-partisan 86%
NE State Senate 40 Tyson Larson Non-partisan 83%
NE State Senate 41 Kate Sullivan Non-partisan 88%
NE State Senate 43 Al Davis Non-partisan 78%
NE State Senate 45 Sue Crawford Non-partisan 88%
NE State Senate 47 Ken Schilz Non-partisan 86%
NE State Senate 49 John Murante Non-partisan 86%
NE Auditor of Public Accounts Charlie Janssen Republican 71%
Gregory Adams 89%
William Avery 100%
Tom Carlson 100%
Mark Christensen 88%
Danielle Conrad 100%
Annette Dubas 100%
Thomas Hansen 78%
John Harms 88%
Russ Karpisek 78%
Steve Lathrop 100%
Scott Lautenbaugh 80%
Amanda McGill 100%
John Nelson 88%
Jeremy Nordquist 100%
Pete Pirsch 89%
Scott Price 100%
Norman Wallman 89%
John Wightman 100%

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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