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Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.)


Political Highlights: Lancaster County Board of Commissioners, 1983-87; Lincoln City Council, 1989-91; mayor of Lincoln, 1991-98; governor, 1999-2005; Agriculture secretary, 2005-07; U.S. Senate, 2009-15
Born: June 18, 1950; Osage, Iowa
Residence: Omaha
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Stephanie Johanns; two children
Education: St. Mary's College (Minn.), B.A. 1971; Creighton U., J.D. 1974
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2015
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade; Livestock, Marketing & Agriculture Security; Rural Development & Energy - Ranking Member); Appropriations (Financial Services - Ranking Member; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Economic Policy; Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Securities, Insurance & Investment - Ranking Member); Veterans' Affairs

Election History
2008generalMike Johanns (R) 455,85457.5
Scott Kleeb (D) 317,45640.1
Kelly Rosberg (NEB) 11,4381.4
Steven Larrick (GREEN) 7,7631.0
Roll Call Vitals


Nebraska is 47th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Sen. Mike Johanns has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.