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Ben Nelson
Ben Nelson

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2001
Serving with Chuck Hagel
Preceded by J. Robert Kerrey

In office
January 9, 1991 – January 7, 1999
Lieutenant(s) Maxine B. Moul (1991-1993)
Kim M. Robak (1993-1999)
Preceded by Kay A. Orr
Succeeded by Mike Johanns

Born May 17, 1941 (1941-05-17) (age 66)
McCook, Nebraska
Political party Democratic
Spouse Diane Nelson
Alma mater University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Religion Methodist

Earl Benjamin "Ben" Nelson (born May 17, 1941) is the junior U.S. Senator from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. Nelson is a Methodist. A Democrat, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, and is now the leading conservative Democrat in the Senate. An April 2006 poll by Survey USA found him to be the most popular senator in the country, with a 73% approval rating from his constituents.[1] In their most recent poll, his approval rating was 68%.[2] Ben Nelson heads Snapfish. ... Earl Nelson is the name of: Earl Nelson, title of Trafalgar and of Merton in the County of Surrey, United Kingdom Earl Nelson, part of the original soul music duo of Bob & Earl Ben Nelson (born 1941), U.S. Senator from Nebraska Category: ... 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Contents

Early life and family

Nelson was born in McCook, a rural southwestern town in Nebraska to Birdella Ruby Henderson and Benjamin Earl Nelson.[3] He earned a BA in 1963, a MA in 1965, a JD in 1970 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was an attorney and insurance executive, winning his first elected office in 1990. A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ... An attorney is someone who represents someone else in the transaction of business: For attorney-at-law, see lawyer, solicitor, barrister or civil law notary. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ...


Political career

Governor

Nelson was elected governor in the state's fourth-closest gubernatorial race in history (himself only winning the Democratic nomination by 42 votes) in 1990, and was easily re-elected in 1994. During his first race for governor, he ran against Kay A. Orr, the first elected Republican woman in Nebraska. The following is a list of the Governors of the State of Nebraska. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Kay Auonne Stark Orr, (born January 2, 1939), is a U.S. Republican Party politician. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


During the 1990 campaign, Nelson attacked her support for a proposed low-level nuclear waste dump in the state. During his tenure, the Nebraska State Department of Environmental Quality denied the dump's application for an operating license, prompting a law-suit that Nebraska settled for $145 million.


During his tenure in office, Nelson oversaw the only three executions in the state of Nebraska since the lifting of the moratorium in 1973. Nebraska Governor has no exclusive power to commute the death sentence and just sits in Board of Clemency. Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ...


Nelson ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1996 when fellow Democrat Jim Exon retired. He was soundly defeated by Republican businessman and Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel in one of the noteworthy political upsets of 1996. Nelson left the governor's office in January 1999 after two terms (he was ineligible to run again because of term limits); he was succeeded by Republican Mike Johanns. When he left office, the state had a General Fund surplus balance of almost $300 million and a rainy day fund of $145 million. Nelson cut the sales tax and income tax and cut $157 million in spending. He also was able to passed 8 balanced budgets without resorting to special sessions [citation needed]. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... John James Jim Exon (born August 9, 1921) was an American Democratic politician. ... Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... Michael Owen Johanns (born June 18, 1950 in Osage, Iowa) is an American Republican politician. ...


Election to the Senate

Senator Ben Nelson with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
Senator Ben Nelson with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD).

Nelson was again nominated by the Democrats for the Senate in 2000 after his fellow Democrat, incumbent Bob Kerrey, announced his retirement. Nelson won that election with 50.99% of the vote after a campaign in which he spent 50% more ($1,004,985) than his opponent. Despite initially pledging to work together,[4] Nelson and Hagel have a somewhat frosty relationship.[5] Image File history File links NELSONHOYER.jpg Source: http://democraticwhip. ... Image File history File links NELSONHOYER.jpg Source: http://democraticwhip. ... Steny Hamilton Hoyer (born June 14, 1939) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the Marylands 5th congressional district since 1981. ... Republican hold in light red, Republican pickup in dark red, Democratic hold in light blue, Democratic pickup in dark blue. ... Joseph Robert Bob Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) was the Democratic Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987, and a U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1989–2001). ...


In November 2004, it was widely rumored that President Bush would choose Nelson as his agriculture secretary in the cabinet. In the end, the position went to Nelson's gubernatorial successor, Mike Johanns. The United States Secretary of Agriculture is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture concerned with land and food as well as agriculture and rural development. ... Michael Owen Johanns (born June 18, 1950 in Osage, Iowa) is an American Republican politician. ...


Political positions and votes

Cooperation with Republicans

On May 23, 2005, Nelson was one of 14 Senators to forge a compromise on the Democrats' use of the judicial filibuster, thus blocking the Republican leadership's attempt to implement the so-called "nuclear option". Under the agreement, Democrats would retain the power to filibuster one of President Bush's judicial nominees only in an "extraordinary circumstance", and the three most conservative Bush appellate court nominees (Janice Rogers Brown, Priscilla Owen and William Pryor) would receive a vote by the full Senate. Subsequently, he was the only Democrat to vote in favor of Brown; he was later the first Democratic senator to support Samuel Alito's confirmation to the USSC. Nelson also has voted twice, with three other Democrats, to end Senate debate over President Bush's UN Ambassador nominee John Bolton. The Gang of 14 (sometimes called the Mod Squad, with mod standing for moderate) was a term coined to describe the bipartisan group of moderate Senators who successfully negotiated a compromise to avoid the deployment of the so-called nuclear option over the organized use of the filibuster by Senate... As a form of obstructionism in a legislature or other decision making body, a filibuster is an attempt to extend debate upon a proposal in order to delay or completely prevent a vote on its passage. ... The nuclear option, also called the Constitutional option, is a parliamentary ruling by the presiding officer of the United States Senate to end debate and hold an immediate vote on a matter under consideration. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The United States courts of appeals (or circuit courts) are the mid-level appellate courts of the United States federal court system. ... The Honorable Janice Rogers Brown Janice Rogers Brown (born May 11, 1949 in Greenville, Alabama) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. ... Priscilla Owen (born in Palacios, Texas, October 4, 1954) is a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. ... William Holcombe Pryor, Jr. ... Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948), is an jewish American diplomat in several Republican administrations, who served as the Permanent US Representative to the UN from August 2005 until December 2006, on a recess appointment. ...


President Bush has nicknamed Nelson "The Benator." Originally, Bush nicknamed him "Nellie," but Nelson jokingly complained that he would prefer a "tougher" nickname.[citation needed]


Views on abortion

Nelson is one of few Democrats in the Senate with a pro-life voting record. Nelson is a member of the Democrats for Life of America, a national organization for pro-life members of the Democratic party that advocates a 95% reduction in the number of abortions performed over the next 10 years. In the 2006 election, Nelson was endorsed by Nebraska Right to Life[6] and Nebraskans United for Life[7] — the two largest pro-life organizations in the state. Nelson does however support expanding the use of the federal death penalty. This article is about the social movement. ... This article is about the political organization. ...


Earmarks

In July 2007, fellow Senator Tom Coburn criticized pork barrel spending Nelson had inserted into the 2007 defense spending bill. Coburn alleged that the earmarks would benefit Nelson's son Patrick's employer with millions in federal dollars and that the situation violated terms of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, which was passed by the Senate but has not yet been voted on in the House. Nelson's spokesperson said the Senator did nothing wrong.[8] Thomas Allen Tom Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948) is a medical doctor and a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. ... Pork barrel (or pork barrel politics) is a derogatory term used to describe United States government spending that is intended to enrich constituents of a politician in return for their political support, either in the form of campaign contributions or votes. ... The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (S. 2590)[1] is bill that would require the full disclosure of all entities or organizations receiving federal funds beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2007 on a website maintained by the Office of Management and Budget. ...


Other votes

Nelson's votes in the Senate have often placed him at odds with the leadership of his party. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) has said that Nelson is probably the most conservative Democrat in the Senate. This perception is supported by a National Journal congressional vote rating from 2006, which placed Nelson to the right of five Senate Republicans (Gordon Smith, Olympia Snowe, Arlen Specter, Susan Collins, and Lincoln Chafee). Mary Landrieu was the only other Democrat to place to the right of any Republicans (she placed to the right of Chafee). [6] A similar 2007 National Journal congressional vote rating went even further, placing him to the right of eight Senate Republicans (the above five as well as Richard Lugar, Norm Coleman, and Mike DeWine), with Landrieu once again placing to the right of Chafee and being the only other Democrat to place to the right of any Republicans.[9] A Senate Majority Leader is a politician within a Senate who leads the majority party, or majority coalition, of sitting senators. ... Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... National Journal is a weekly magazine that provides Insight for Insiders through nonpartisan reporting on the current political environment as well as emerging political and policy trends. ... Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is Oregons junior United States Senator, currently serving his second term. ... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and the senior United States Senator from Maine. ... Arlen J. Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952, in Caribou, Maine) is an American politician, the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican. ... Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: , [CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a former United States Senator from Rhode Island. ... Mary Loretta Landrieu (born November 23, 1955) is the senior Democratic United States Senator for the state of Louisiana. ... Richard Green Dick Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana. ... See Norman Jay Coleman for the former secretary of Agriculture. ... Richard Michael Mike DeWine (born January 5, 1947) is an American politician from Ohio. ...


Nelson was one of only two Democratic senators to vote against the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. Nelson supports eliminating the estate tax and voted in favor of both the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003. Nelson is strongly opposed to replacing the income tax with a national sales tax, a position that finds favor with increasingly many conservatives. = He has voted with Republicans on matters of bankruptcy reform, environmental protection, lawsuit reform, and trade. In 2004 he was one of only three Democratic senators to vote to invoke cloture on the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment; in 2006 he was one of only two Democratic Senators to vote that way.[10] He was the only Democratic senator to vote against a 2006 bill that would have extended federal funding for Stem Cell Research. He has, however, voted consistently against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He has also opposed President Bush's plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq. [7]. Early in Bush's first term he voted with the majority of his party against scrapping President Clinton's expansive new rules on ergonomics regulation for workers; many of his fellow conservative Democrats like John Breaux, Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln, and Zell Miller voted with Republicans on the issue. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) is U.S. Congressional legislation which regulates the financing of political campaigns. ... Estate tax is a form of tax imposed in the United States upon the transfer of the property of the estate of a deceased person that is left to a living person or organization. ... In parliamentary procedure, cloture (pr: KLO-cher) (also called closure, and sometimes a guillotine) is a motion or process aimed at bringing debate to a quick end. ... The United States Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution which would define marriage in the United States as a union of one man and one woman. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ... The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) covers 19,049,236 acres (79,318 km²) in northeastern Alaska, in the North Slope region. ... John Berlinger Breaux (last name pronounced BRO) was a United States senator from Louisiana from 1987 until 2005. ... Max Sieben Baucus (b. ... Blanche Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. ... Zell Bryan Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


On March 15, 2007, Nelson was one of two Democratic Senators to vote against invoking cloture on a resolution aimed at withdrawing most American combat troops from Iraq in 2008. The vote, requiring 60 votes to pass, was 50 to 48 against.[11] is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On July 12, 2007, Nelson broke with his party in a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee, restoring funding to Vice President Dick Cheney's office. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ...


2006 re-election campaign

Nelson won his 2006 re-election campaign by a margin of 28 percentage points [8]. The primary election was held on May 9, 2006. Former TD Ameritrade executive Pete Ricketts won the Republican nomination with 48% of the vote. Nelson was unopposed for the Democratic nomination. The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Nebraska will be held November 7, 2006. ... Senate Seats up for election:  Republican incumbent  Retiring Republican  Democratic incumbent  Retiring Democrat  Retiring Independent  States without a seat up for reelection // Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 7, 2006, with 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate being contested. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pete Ricketts John Peter Pete Ricketts is the former Chief Operating Officer of Ameritrade [1]. He is currently the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Nebraska [2]. Ricketts was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and now lives in Omaha . ...


In the general election, Nelson was endorsed by the National Rifle Association, Nebraska Right to Life [9], Nebraskans United for Life [10], the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Businesses [11], Nebraska Farmers Union PAC, National Farmers Union PAC, the Veterans of Foreign Wars PAC, the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, and the Omaha Police Union, all of which are conservative-leaning groups. This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights...


Nelson easily defeated Ricketts 64-36%; in doing so, he received the votes of 42% of Republicans and 73% of Independents on top of holding serve with 96% of his own party, and won all but several of the westernmost counties in the state, a surprising feat given the state's Republican partisanship. [12] [13]


Electoral History

  • 1996 Nebraska United States Senatorial Election
    • Chuck Hagel (R), 56%
    • Ben Nelson (D), 42%
Nebraska U.S. Senate Election 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ben Nelson 330,366 51.0
Republican Don Stenberg 318,368 46.1
Nebraska U.S. Senate Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ben Nelson (Incumbent) 377,907 63.9 +12.9
Republican Pete Ricketts 213,054 36.1

The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Don Stenberg is a Nebraska attorney and politician. ... The 2006 U.S. Senate election for the state of Nebraska will be held November 7, 2006. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Pete Ricketts John Peter Pete Ricketts is the former Chief Operating Officer of Ameritrade [1]. He is currently the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Nebraska [2]. Ricketts was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and now lives in Omaha . ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.surveyusa.com/50State2006/060420100USSenatorApproval.htm
  2. ^ http://www.surveyusa.com/50State2006/Net100USSenatorApproval061122.htm
  3. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/senators/nelsonben.htm
  4. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/news/vote2000/ne/main.htm
  5. ^ http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=1673&u_sid=2266334
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ Brendan Dougherty, Michael (2007-07-24). Omaha Company's Windfall, Hiring of Lawmaker's Son Irks Senator. Fox News. Retrieved on 2007-07-24.
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ [4] [5]
  11. ^ Toner, Robin (March 15, 2007). Senate Rejects Measure for Iraq Pullout. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2007-03-15.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • United States Senator Ben Nelson official Senate site
  • Ben Nelson at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Federal Election Commission — E Benjamin Nelson campaign finance reports and data
  • On the Issues — Ben Nelson issue positions and quotes
  • OpenSecrets.org — Ben Nelson campaign contributions
  • Project Vote Smart — Senator E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson (NE) profile
  • Washington Post — Congress Votes Database: Ben Nelson voting record
Political offices
Preceded by
Kay A. Orr
Governor of Nebraska
1991 – 1999
Succeeded by
Mike Johanns
United States Senate
Preceded by
Bob Kerrey
Senator from Nebraska (Class 1)
2001 – present
Served alongside: Chuck Hagel
Incumbent

 
 

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