Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1998

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1998
Nebraska
1994 ←
November 3, 1998 → 2002

  Mike Johanns official Senate photo.jpg
Nominee Mike Johanns Bill Hoppner
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate David I. Maurstad Pam Bataillon
Popular vote 293,910 250,678
Percentage 53.90% 45.98%

Governor before election

Ben Nelson
Democratic

Elected Governor

Mike Johanns
Republican

Facing term limits, incumbent Governor Ben Nelson, a Democrat was prevented from seeking a third term in office. Republican nominee and Mayor of Lincoln Mike Johanns edged out attorney Bill Hoppner, an advisor to James Exon and Bob Kerrey, by an eight point margin of victory.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Hoppner 72,887 65.39%
Democratic James D. McFarland 33,890 30.41%
Democratic Robb Nimic 1,621 1.45%
Democratic Write-ins 1,606 1.44%
Democratic Luis R. Calvillo 1,455 1.31%
Totals 111,459 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Johanns 88,173 40.02%
Republican John Breslow 65,806 29.87%
Republican Jon Christensen 62,107 28.19%
Republican Barry Richards 2,036 0.92%
Republican Lavern Bartels 1,908 0.87%
Republican Write-ins 285 0.13%
Totals 220,315 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1998[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Johanns 293,910 53.90% +28.33%
Democratic Bill Hoppner 250,678 45.98% -27.06%
Write-ins 650 0.12%
Majority 43,232 7.93% -39.53%
Turnout 545,238
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=121838
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=121836
  3. ^ State of Nebraska. Secretary of State of Nebraska. Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers. Comp. Scott Moore. Lincoln, Nebraska, 1998. A1. PDF file