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Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Nebraska
  • Residence: Omaha
  • Born: June 18, 1950; Osage, Iowa
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Stephanie Johanns; two children
  • Education: St. Mary's College (Minn.), B.A. 1971 (communication arts); Creighton U., J.D. 1974
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Lancaster County Board of Commissioners, 1983-87 (served as a Democrat); Lincoln City Council, 1989-91; mayor of Lincoln, 1991-98; governor, 1999-2005; Agriculture secretary, 2005-07; U.S. Senate, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Scott Kleeb, D, to succeed Chuck Hagel, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities & Markets; Jobs, Rural Economic Growth & Energy Innovation - Ranking Member; Livestock and Dairy); 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
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State Information: Nebraska

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Mike Johanns (R) 455,854 57.5%
Scott Kleeb (D) 317,456 40.1%
Kelly Rosberg (NEB) 11,438 1.4%
Steven Larrick (GREEN) 7,763 1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 41.6% John McCain: 56.53%
2012 : 37.87% : 60.43%
2004 John Kerry: 33% George W. Bush: 66%
2000 Al Gore: 33% George W. Bush: 62%
1996 Bill Clinton: 35% Robert Dole: 53%
1992 Bill Clinton: 29% George H. W. Bush: 47%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 39% George H. W. Bush: 60%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 29% :

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