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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Nebraska Farm Bureau

1999 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NE State Senate 11 Ernie Chambers Non-partisan 22%
NE Attorney General Jon Bruning Republican 67%
NE Director of the Department of Veterans' Affairs John Hilgert No Party Affiliation 50%
NE Mayor At-Large Chris Beutler 56%
NE Council Member Ward 5 Donald Preister Non-partisan 50%
NE Council Member At-Large DiAnna Schimek Non-partisan 33%
Ardyce Bohlke 83%
Kermit Brashear 71%
Curt Bromm 90%
Pamela Brown 71%
George Coordsen 75%
LaVon Crosby 67%
Jim Cudaback 89%
Cap Dierks 100%
L. Patrick Engel 88%
D. Paul Hartnett 83%
Carol Hudkins 90%
Ray Janssen 100%
Jim Jensen 40%
James Jones 90%
Shelley Kiel 67%
Douglas Kristensen 80%
David Landis 40%
Daniel Lynch 67%
Gerald Matzke 90%
Dwite Pedersen 70%
Donald Pederson 100%
Ronald Raikes 70%
Jennie Robak 88%
Jerry Schmitt 50%
Ed Schrock 90%
Elaine Ruth Stuhr 90%
Deborah Suttle 75%
Nancy Thompson 60%
Eugene Tyson 75%
Floyd Vrtiska 100%
Roger Ralph Wehrbein 100%
William Wickersham 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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