Speaker - Ben Nelson

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Nelson was born May 17, 1941 in McCook, Nebraska. Nelson earned a BA (1963), Master's degree (1965), and Juris JD (1970) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was an attorney and insurance executive before being elected governor as a Democrat in 1990, and was easily reelected in 1994. Nelson left the governor's office after two terms to join the U.S. Senate in 2000. He is now the leading conservative Democrat in the Senate and, in an April 2006 poll by Survey USA, he was found to be the Senator with the highest popularity rating, 73%, among his own constituents.

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TNR: Environmentalism: What's Next?

08.26.08 | 01:17:38 min | 1 comment