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] no electoral votes
1868 Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax (R) Green tickY
1869
1870
1871 William H. James (R)[2]
1872 Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873 Robert Wilkinson Furnas (R)
1874
1875 Silas Garber (R)
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler (R) Green tickY
1877
1878
1879 Albinus Nance (R)
1880 James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (R) Red XN
1881
1882
1883 James W. Dawes (R)
1884 James G. Blaine and John A. Logan (R) Red XN
1885
1886
1887 John Milton Thayer (R)[3]
1888 Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton (R) Green tickY
1889
1890
1891
1892 James E. Boyd (D)[3] Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R) Red XN
1893 Lorenzo Crounse (R)
1894
1895 Silas A. Holcomb (D/P)
1896 William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall (D) Red XN
1897
1898
1899 William A. Poynter (D/P)
1900 William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901 Charles H. Dietrich (R)[4]
Ezra P. Savage (R)[5]
1902
1903 John H. Mickey (R)
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905
1906
1907 George L. Sheldon (R)
1908 William Jennings Bryan and John W. Kern (D) Red XN
1909 Ashton C. Shallenberger (D)
1910
1911 Chester Hardy Aldrich (R)
1912 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 John H. Morehead (D)
1914
1915
1916
1917 Keith Neville (D)
1918
1919 Samuel R. McKelvie (R)
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921
1922
1923 Charles W. Bryan (D)
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 Adam McMullen (R)
1926
1927 Frank Marsh, Sr. (R) L.B. Johnson (R)
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 Arthur J. Weaver (R)
1930
1931 Charles W. Bryan (D)
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
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 Wendell Willkie and Charles L. McNary (R) Red XN
1941 Dwight Griswold (R)
1942
1943
1944 Thomas E. Dewey and John W. Bricker (R) Red XN
1945
1946
1947 Val Peterson (R) Robert B. Crosby (R)
1948 Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) Red XN
1949
1950
1951
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
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] Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) Red XN
1961 Frank B. Morrison (D) Dwight W. Burney (R)
1962
1963
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965
1966
1967 Norbert T. Tiemann (R) John E. Everroad (R) Wayne R. Swanson (R)
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1969
1970
1971 J. James Exon (D) Frank Marsh (R)
1972
1973
1974
1975 Gerald T. Whelan (D) Frank Marsh (R)
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977
1978
1979 Charles Thone (R) Roland A. Luedtke (R)
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 Kay A. Orr (R)
1982
1983 Bob Kerrey (D) Donald F. McGinley (D)
1984
1985
1986
1987 Kay A. Orr (R) William E. Nichol (R) Frank Marsh (R)
1988 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 Bob Kerrey (D)
1990
1991 Ben Nelson (D) Maxine B. Moul (D) Don Stenberg (R)
1992 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Red XN
1993 Kim M. Robak (D)
1994
1995 Dave Heineman (R) 3R
1996 Bob Dole and Jack Kemp (R) Red XN
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) 49NP (31R, 15D, 3I)
2008 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 (34R, 15D)
2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) Red XN
2013 Lavon Heidemann (R) 49NP (30R, 18D, 1I) Deb Fischer (R)
2014
2015 Pete Ricketts (R) Mike Foley (R) Doug Peterson (R) Charlie Janssen (R) 49NP (35R, 13D, 1I) Ben Sasse (R) 2R, 1D
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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