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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Nebraska Farm Bureau

1997 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NE State Senate 11 Ernie Chambers Non-partisan 44%
NE Attorney General Jon Bruning Republican 56%
NE Director of the Department of Veterans' Affairs John Hilgert No Party Affiliation 78%
NE Mayor At-Large Chris Beutler 75%
NE Council Member Ward 5 Donald Preister Non-partisan 75%
NE Council Member At-Large DiAnna Schimek Non-partisan 70%
Ardyce Bohlke 57%
Kermit Brashear 50%
Curt Bromm 100%
Pamela Brown 63%
George Coordsen 80%
LaVon Crosby 60%
Jim Cudaback 67%
Cap Dierks 88%
L. Patrick Engel 63%
D. Paul Hartnett 43%
Carol Hudkins 100%
Ray Janssen 60%
Jim Jensen 63%
James Jones 89%
Shelley Kiel 50%
Douglas Kristensen 60%
David Landis 57%
Daniel Lynch 0%
Gerald Matzke 78%
Dwite Pedersen 67%
Donald Pederson 56%
Ronald Raikes 63%
Jennie Robak 88%
Jerry Schmitt 88%
Ed Schrock 67%
Elaine Ruth Stuhr 100%
Deborah Suttle 63%
Eugene Tyson 78%
Floyd Vrtiska 75%
Roger Ralph Wehrbein 63%
William Wickersham 70%

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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