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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Nebraska National Federation of Independent Business

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NE U.S. Senate Sr Deb Fischer Republican 89%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 100%
NE Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley Republican 100%
NE State Senate 11 Ernie Chambers Non-partisan 29%
NE Mayor At-Large Chris Beutler 44%
NE Supervisor 4 Dennis Byars 89%
NE Supervisor At-Large Matt Connealy 89%
NE Council Member 5 Rich Pahls 100%
NE Council Member Ward 5 Don Preister 43%
Raymond Aguilar 78%
Thomas Baker 100%
Patrick Bourne 100%
Kermit Brashear 100%
Pamela Brown 100%
Carroll Craig Burling 88%
Abbie Cornett 100%
Jim Cudaback 75%
Douglas Cunningham 89%
L. Patrick Engel 86%
Philip Erdman 100%
Mike Flood 100%
Michael Friend 100%
Lavon Heidemann 88%
Gwen Howard 60%
Carol Hudkins 100%
Ray Janssen 88%
Jim Jensen 100%
Joel Johnson 83%
Gail Kopplin 67%
Robert Kremer 100%
Lowen Kruse 57%
David Landis 67%
Chris Langemeier 100%
LeRoy Louden 60%
Vickie McDonald 100%
Mick Mines 100%
Dwite Pedersen 67%
Donald Pederson 100%
Marian Price 57%
Ronald Raikes 57%
Pamela Redfield 88%
DiAnna Schimek 56%
Ed Schrock 100%
Elaine Ruth Stuhr 100%
Arnie Stuthman 100%
John Synowiecki 56%
Nancy Thompson 71%
Roger Ralph Wehrbein 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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