Political party strength in Nebraska

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Nebraska:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Democratic/Populist fusion (D/P),       Independent (I),       Nonpartisan (NP),       Populist (P),       Republican (R), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House
1867 David Butler (R)[1]
1868
1869
1870
1871 William H. James (R)[2]
1872
1873 Robert Wilkinson Furnas (R)
1874
1875 Silas Garber (R)
1876
1877
1878
1879 Albinus Nance (R)
1880
1881
1882
1883 James W. Dawes (R)
1884
1885
1886
1887 John Milton Thayer (R)[3]
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892 James E. Boyd (D)[3]
1893 Lorenzo Crounse (R)
1894
1895 Silas A. Holcomb (D/P)
1896
1897
1898
1899 William A. Poynter (D/P)
1900
1901 Charles H. Dietrich (R)[4]
Ezra P. Savage (R)[5]
1902
1903 John H. Mickey (R)
1904
1905
1906
1907 George L. Sheldon (R)
1908
1909 Ashton C. Shallenberger (D)
1910
1911 Chester Hardy Aldrich (R)
1912
1913 John H. Morehead (D)
1914
1915
1916
1917 Keith Neville (D)
1918
1919 Samuel R. McKelvie (R)
1920
1921
1922
1923 Charles W. Bryan (D)
1924
1925 Adam McMullen (R)
1926
1927 Frank Marsh, Sr. (R) L.B. Johnson (R)
1928
1929 Arthur J. Weaver (R)
1930
1931 Charles W. Bryan (D)
1932
1933
1934
1935 Robert Leroy Cochran (D)
1936
1937 Walter H. Jurgensen (D) Harry R. Swanson (D) Richard C. Hunter (D) William H. Price (D)
1938
1939
1940
1941 Dwight Griswold (R)
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947 Val Peterson (R) Robert B. Crosby (R)
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953 Robert B. Crosby (R) Frank Marsh (R)
1954
1955 Victor E. Anderson (R)
1956
1957 Dwight W. Burney (R)
1958
1959 Ralph G. Brooks (D)[6]
1960 Dwight W. Burney (R)[5]
1961 Frank B. Morrison (D) Dwight W. Burney (R)
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967 Norbert T. Tiemann (R) John E. Everroad (R) Wayne R. Swanson (R)
1968
1969
1970
1971 J. James Exon (D) Frank Marsh (R)
1972
1973
1974
1975 Gerald T. Whelan (D) Frank Marsh (R)
1976
1977
1978
1979 Charles Thone (R) Roland A. Luedtke (R)
1980
1981 Kay A. Orr (R)
1982
1983 J. Robert Kerrey (D) Donald F. McGinley (D)
1984
1985
1986
1987 Kay A. Orr (R) William E. Nichol (R) Frank Marsh (R)
1988
1989 J. Robert Kerrey (D)
1990
1991 Ben Nelson (D) Maxine B. Moul (D) Don Stenberg (R)
1992
1993 Kim M. Robak (D)
1994
1995 Dave Heineman (R) 3R
1996
1997 Chuck Hagel (R)
1998
1999 Mike Johanns (R)[7] David I. Maurstad (R) Scott Moore Kate Witek (R)
2000 John A. Gale (R)[8] George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
2001 Dave Heineman (R)[8] Lorelee Byrd (R) Ben Nelson (D)
2002
2003 Jon Bruning (R)
2004 Ron Ross (R)[8]
2005 Dave Heineman (R)[9] Rick Sheehy (R)[8]
2006 Kate Witek (D)[10]
2007 Mike Foley (R) Shane Osborn (R)
2008 49NP (31R, 15D, 3I) 4 John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) Red XN, 1 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) Green tickY[11]
2009 49NP (32R, 17D) Mike Johanns (R)
2010
2011 Don Stenberg (R) 49NP
2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) Red XN
2013 Lavon Heidemann (R) Deb Fischer (R)
2014
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer State Legislature U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Impeached and removed from office for misappropriation of state funds; the impeachment was expunged six years later.
  2. ^ As state secretary of state, acted as governor for unexpired term.
  3. ^ a b James E. Boyd won the 1890 election and was sworn in on January 8, 1891. However, due to a question of his U.S. citizenship and eligibility for the office, he did not take office until February 8, 1892.
  4. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  5. ^ a b As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term.
  6. ^ Died in office.
  7. ^ Resigned to become United States secretary of agriculture.
  8. ^ a b c d Initially appointed to fill vacancy; later elected in his own right.
  9. ^ As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term and was later elected in his own right.
  10. ^ Switched parties in August 2006.
  11. ^ McCain and Palin received state's two at-large votes and one vote each in the First and Third Congressional Districts while Obama and Biden received one vote in the Second District.

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