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Scott Kleeb on Jobs

Democratic Challenger


Johanns left Secretary of Agriculture job & let down farmers

Kleeb accused Johanns of letting down the agriculture community when he left his job as Agriculture Secretary. "It troubles me that our number one industry is agriculture and that our farmers and ranchers didn't even get a two weeks notice before the secretary quit on them," Kleeb attacked.
Source: 2008 Nebraska Senate debate reported in Lincoln News Aug 24, 2008

Fight discrimination in the workplace

Scott Kleeb recognizes the overarching importance of the American labor movement in creating the strongest middle class in history. His priorities include:
Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska's Brand of Change, p. 6 Aug 19, 2008

Supports Farm Bill, & its nutrition & conservation programs

Q: Do you have specific plans to modify the way our government distributes farm subsidies to help family farms compete in the age of big agribusiness?

A: The farm bill that recently passed, that the president vetoed, is a strong step toward changing the way the government supports family farmers. Now the bill, as we all know, is far from perfect, but I strongly supported its long overdue passage, and the needed reforms that it did have in it.

We also forget that only 17% of the Farm Bill deals with farm programs, programs that deal with family farms or deal with farming in general, or livestock, anything specifically to do with farming itself. A much larger part of that is actually in nutrition programs, in school lunch programs, in conservation titles, and energy titles that encourage the development of cellulosic ethanol. We needed reforms to happen across the board, and this was a good first step to making those reforms.

Source: Jaelithe Interview on "Momocrats" Jun 2, 2008

Develop alternative fuels and green-collar industries

Kleeb on the Economy: Would work to create jobs by investing in education and infrastructure. America should invest more in developing alternative fuels and green-collar industries, which would create high-paying jobs that could not be shipped overseas.
Source: By Robynn Tysver, Omaha World-Herald May 4, 2008

Other candidates on Jobs: Scott Kleeb on other issues:
NE Gubernatorial:
Dave Heineman
NE Senatorial:
Ben Nelson
Chuck Hagel
Steven Larrick
Tony Raimondo


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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Page last updated: Dec 03, 2008