Nebraska elections, 2014

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A general election will be held in the U.S. state of Nebraska on November 4, 2014. All of Nebraska's executive officers are up for election as well as a United States Senate seat, and all of Nebraska's three seats in the United States House of Representatives. Primary elections will be held on May 13, 2014 for offices that need to nominate candidates.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Governor Dave Heineman is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term.

Republicans Jon Bruning,[1] Tom Carlson,[2] Mike Foley,[3] Beau McCoy,[4] Pete Ricketts[5] and Bryan Slone;[6] Democrat Chuck Hassebrook[7] and Libertarian Mark G. Elworth, Jr. are running.

In Nebraska, gubernatorial nominees select their running mates after the primary elections.

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Jon Bruning is not running for re-election to a fourth term. He is instead running for Governor.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Peterson 66,992 35.68%
Republican Brian Buescher 47,904 25.52%
Republican Mike Hilgers 42,963 22.88%
Republican Pete Pirsch 29,878 15.91%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janet Stewart 47,159 72.28%
Democratic Allan Eurek 18,087 27.72%

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State John A. Gale, who was appointed to the position in December 2000, is running for re-election to a fourth full term in office.[16]

He will be challenged only by Libertarian Ben Backus, an IT technician.[17] No Democrat filed to run for the office.

State Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Republican Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg had considered running for Governor or the U.S. Senate, but he decided to run for re-election to a second term.[18]

He faced Christopher Costello in the Republican primary.[19]

Republican primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Stenberg 171,227 84.99%
Republican Christopher Costello 30,240 15.01%

Democrat Michael J. O'Hara, former Omaha Public Power District Director, and Libertarian Michael Knebel are also running.[19]

Auditor of Public Accounts[edit]

Incumbent Republican Auditor of Public Accounts of Nebraska Mike Foley is not running for re-election to a third term. He is instead running for Governor.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
Declined
  • Mike Foley, incumbent Auditor of Public Accounts (running for Governor)[3]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlie Janssen 92,304 56.65%
Republican Larry Anderson 70,638 43.35%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Public Service Commission[edit]

One of the five places on the Nebraska Public Service Commission is up for election. District 2 incumbent Democrat Anne C. Boyle, who was first elected in 1996, is retiring rather than run for re-election to a fourth term. The district is based in Omaha.[23]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Crystal Rhoades 5,705 43.46%
Democratic Jim Esch 5,238 39.91%
Democratic John Green 2,183 16.63%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • John Sieler, member of the Nebraska State Board of Education[27]

United States Senate[edit]

Incumbent Republican Senator Mike Johanns is not running for re-election to a second term. Republicans Sid Dinsdale,[28] Clifton Johnson,[29] Bart McLeay,[30] Shane Osborn[31] and Ben Sasse;[32] Democrats David Domina[33] and Larry Marvin[34] and Independents Jim Jenkins[35] and Todd Watson[36] are running.

United States House of Representatives[edit]

All of Nebraska's three seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election in 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tysver, Robin. "Attorney General Jon Bruning to run for Nebraska governor". Omaha World-Herald. 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  2. ^ Walton, Don (July 12, 2013). "Sen. Tom Carlson enters governor race". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Walton, Don (September 5, 2013). "Foley pledges fiscally conservative governorship". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Walton, Don (August 23, 2013). "Sen. Beau McCoy enters GOP governor race". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved August 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ricketts Running For Governor". WOWT. September 8, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Cordes, Henry J. (December 15, 2013). "Bryan Slone joins the race to replace Dave Heineman". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ Walton, Don (June 2, 2013). "Hassebrook will enter 2014 governor's race". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Omaha Attorney Brian Buescher Announces Run for Attorney General". Nebraska.tv. February 20, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lincoln attorney Mike Hilgers will join Republican race for Nebraska attorney general". The Republic. February 18, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lincoln lawyer Doug Peterson to run for Nebraska attorney general". Omaha.com. February 5, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "Republican state Sen. Pete Pirsch of Omaha announces bid for Nebraska attorney general". The Republic. February 14, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Nebraska Attorney General Bruning opts out of governor's race, plans re-election bid". Omaha.com. August 9, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Attorney General Jon Bruning to run for Nebraska governor". Omaha.com. February 10, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Unofficial Results: Primary Election - May 13, 2014". Nebraska Secretary of State. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  15. ^ "At last minute, Lincoln lawyer Allan Eurek enters Democratic race for attorney general". Omaha.com. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Secretary of State Gale makes it official, announces re-election bid in North Platte visit". Omaha.com. June 26, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Gering Libertarian to run for Secretary of State". kneb.com. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  18. ^ Martin, Brent (December 4, 2013). "Treasurer Stenberg to run for re-election, not governor or Senate (AUDIO)". Nebraska Radio Network. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2014/pdf/candidate_filings.pdf". Nebraska SOS. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Republican Larry Anderson enters Neb. auditor race". The Washington Times. February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Ballot gets new rewrite as Charlie Janssen files for auditor". Omaha.com. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Lincoln Sen. Amanda McGill to run for state auditor". Omaha.com. January 2, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Nebraska Public Service Commission: Crystal Rhoades wins Democratic nod to face John Sieler". Omaha.com. May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Democrat Jim Esch says he has 'righted the ship' after rough patch". Omaha.com. January 19, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  25. ^ a b c "Anne Boyle to retire from Nebraska Public Service Commission". Omaha.com. September 4, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Unofficial Results: Primary Election - May 13, 2014". Nebraska Secretary of State. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Nebraska Public Service Commission seat hot ticket for Dems". Omaha.com. January 14, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  28. ^ Tysver, Robynn (September 16, 2013). "Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale enters the U.S. Senate race". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  29. ^ Walton, Don (December 11, 2013). "New Senate candidate voices tea party values". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  30. ^ Tysver, Robynn (July 1, 2013). "Attorney Bart McLeay to run for Nebraska U.S. Senate seat". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  31. ^ Walton, Don (June 2, 2013). "Shane Osborn enters GOP Senate race". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  32. ^ Beck, Margery A. (July 23, 2013). "University president Sasse files for US Senate". SF Gate. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  33. ^ Duggan, Joe (January 19, 2014). "Omaha attorney David Domina first Democrat in Nebraska U.S. Senate race". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  34. ^ Rickerl, Stephen (October 9, 2013). "Marvin, Fremont Democrat, will seek U.S. Senate seat". Fremont Tribune. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Nebraska rancher, restaurateur Jim Jenkins to run for US Senate". Washington Examiner. October 23, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  36. ^ Tobias, Mike (September 19, 2013). "2014 Shaping Up As A Chaotic Election Year In Nebraska". NET News. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 

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