Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mike Johanns

Gang of Eight - member
     Bi-partisan members attempting to negotiate deficit reduction deal in order to avoid the
     Fiscal Cliff

Mike Johanns

Senator                        Nebraska                     Republican
Elected 2008

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Environment and Public Works
Indian Affairs
Veterans’ Affairs

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                    10
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                           7
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                           6       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                         0      
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                          67
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                 95
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                          100

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                         80
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                       social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                 87
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                                87
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:  2009 – 2010

No       Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
No       Pass $787 Billion Stimulus
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Repeal DC Gun Laws
            Repeal Washington DC limits on firearms and ban on assault weapons
No       Confirm Sonia Sotomayor
            Confirm Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court
No       Pass Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance
No       Regulate Financial Firms
            New federal regulations on financial services firms
No       Pass Tax Cuts for Some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
No       Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
Yes      Ratify New START
            Ratify Strategic Arms Treaty with Russia
No       Confirm Elena Kagan
            Confirm Elena Kagan to Supreme Court
Yes      Stop EPA Climate Regulations
            Oppose EPA regulations of greenhouse gases under Clean Air Act
No       Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2008                 Mike Johanns (R)         455,854  58%                            3,907,749
                        Scott Kleeb (D)            317,456  40                             1,852,094


Population 2010:                      1,826,341
State Rank:                               38th
Change since 2000:                 up 6.7%

Urban:                                      69%
Rural:                                       31

Omaha                                     408,958
Lincoln                                     258,379
Bellevue                                     50,137
Grand Island                               48,520

Median Income:                          47,931
Median Home Value:                122,600

Private Employment:                 78%
Government Employment:         14
Self-Employed:                             8
Poverty:                                    12
Blue Collar:                              23
White Collar:                            59

Median Age:                             36
Over 65:                                   13%
Under 18:                                 25

High School Graduates:            90%
College Graduates:                   27
Graduate Degree:                       9

Veterans:                                  11%

Registered Voters 2010:
Democrats:                               380,252
Republicans:                             549,011
Independents:                           212,794
Voter Turnout -                        497,248
Turnout, Voting Age -              36%

White:                                      82%
Black:                                         4
Hispanic:                                    9
Asian:                                         2
Native American:                        1         

2008 Presidential Vote:
John McCain (R) -                   452,979           57%
Barack Obama (D) -                333,319           42

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            512,814           66%
John Kerry (D) -                      254,328           33

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