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Who Really Represents Nebraska?

Meet Your Member: Rep. Tom Osborne (NE-03)


Source: Congressional Pictorial Directory, 109th Congress.
OSBORNE, Thomas, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Hastings, Adams County, Nebr., February 23, 1937; graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebr.; B.S., Hastings College, Hastings, Nebr., 1959; M.A., University of Nebraska, 1963; Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1965; head football coach, University of Nebraska, 1972-1997; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2001-present).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 2006.

Summary data about Rep. Tom Osborne
District 3
Party R
Term 3rd
Next Election 2006
% of Vote Received in Last General Election* 87.45 %
Special Interest Money Ranking 429 out of 433
Contributions from Lobbyists Ranking 432 out of 433
Contributions from Out-of-State Ranking 418 out of 433
Contributions from Small Donors Ranking 355 out of 433
Contributions from PACs Ranking 429 out of 433
Total Contributions from Lobbyists, 2000-2005 $ 200
Contributions from Lobbyists Per Cycle (adjusted)‡ $ 108
Total Contributions from Out-of-State 2000 Cycle to Present $ 40,600
% of Contributions from Out-of-State†† 9.80 %
Contributions from Out-of-State Per Cycle (adjusted)‡ $ 14,159
Contributions from Small Donors $ 367,486
Contributions from Small Donors Per Cycle (adjusted)‡ $ 124,959
% of Contributions from Small Donors° 46.90 %
Contributions from PACs, 2000 Cycle to Present $ 6,301
% of Total Contributions from PACs 0.9 %
Contributions from Business PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡† $ 419
Contributions from Labor PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡† $ 1,870
Contributions from PACs Per Cycle (adjusted)‡† $ 2,304

Contribution information from the Center for Responsive Politics. Lobbyist contributions are drawn from information for the period from January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2005. Other contributions are drawn from information for the period from January 1, 1999 through June 30, 2006 and are based on data released electronically by the FEC on August 7, 2006.
* Source: Federal Election Commission.
See Methodology for explanation of adjustment method.
†† Contributions represent only those from individuals who gave more than $200.
° Percentage represents contributions from individuals of $200 or less divided by all contributions from individuals.
These members have stated publicly that they do not accept PAC money. PACs, the source of these data, do not always report returned donations.

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