Political party strength in Nebraska
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The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
- State Legislature
- State delegation to the U.S. Senate
- State delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives
For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.
|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)|
|1871||William H. James (R)|
|1873||Robert Wilkinson Furnas (R)|
|1875||Silas Garber (R)|
|1879||Albinus Nance (R)|
|1883||James W. Dawes (R)|
|1887||John Milton Thayer (R)|
|1892||James E. Boyd (D)|
|1893||Lorenzo Crounse (R)|
|1895||Silas A. Holcomb (D/P)|
|1899||William A. Poynter (D/P)|
|1901||Charles H. Dietrich (R)|
|Ezra P. Savage (R)|
|1903||John H. Mickey (R)|
|1907||George L. Sheldon (R)|
|1909||Ashton C. Shallenberger (D)|
|1911||Chester Hardy Aldrich (R)|
|1913||John H. Morehead (D)|
|1917||Keith Neville (D)|
|1919||Samuel R. McKelvie (R)|
|1923||Charles W. Bryan (D)|
|1925||Adam McMullen (R)|
|1927||Frank Marsh, Sr. (R)||L.B. Johnson (R)|
|1929||Arthur J. Weaver (R)|
|1931||Charles W. Bryan (D)|
|1935||Robert Leroy Cochran (D)|
|1937||Walter H. Jurgensen (D)||Harry R. Swanson (D)||Richard C. Hunter (D)||William H. Price (D)|
|1941||Dwight Griswold (R)|
|1947||Val Peterson (R)||Robert B. Crosby (R)|
|1953||Robert B. Crosby (R)||Frank Marsh (R)|
|1955||Victor E. Anderson (R)|
|1957||Dwight W. Burney (R)|
|1959||Ralph G. Brooks (D)|
|1960||Dwight W. Burney (R)|
|1961||Frank B. Morrison (D)||Dwight W. Burney (R)|
|1967||Norbert T. Tiemann (R)||John E. Everroad (R)||Wayne R. Swanson (R)|
|1971||J. James Exon (D)||Frank Marsh (R)|
|1975||Gerald T. Whelan (D)||Frank Marsh (R)|
|1979||Charles Thone (R)||Roland A. Luedtke (R)|
|1981||Kay A. Orr (R)|
|1983||J. Robert Kerrey (D)||Donald F. McGinley (D)|
|1987||Kay A. Orr (R)||William E. Nichol (R)||Frank Marsh (R)|
|1989||J. Robert Kerrey (D)|
|1991||Ben Nelson (D)||Maxine B. Moul (D)||Don Stenberg (R)|
|1993||Kim M. Robak (D)|
|1995||Dave Heineman (R)||3R|
|1997||Chuck Hagel (R)|
|1999||Mike Johanns (R)||David I. Maurstad (R)||Scott Moore||Kate Witek (R)|
|2000||John A. Gale (R)||George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R)|
|2001||Dave Heineman (R)||Lorelee Byrd (R)||Ben Nelson (D)|
|2003||Jon Bruning (R)|
|2004||Ron Ross (R)|
|2005||Dave Heineman (R)||Rick Sheehy (R)|
|2006||Kate Witek (D)|
|2007||Mike Foley (R)||Shane Osborn (R)|
|2008||49NP (31R, 15D, 3I)||4 John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) , 1 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D) |
|2009||49NP (32R, 17D)||Mike Johanns (R)|
|2011||Don Stenberg (R)||49NP|
|2012||Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R)|
|2013||Lavon Heidemann (R)||Deb Fischer (R)|
|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|
- Impeached and removed from office for misappropriation of state funds; the impeachment was expunged six years later.
- As state secretary of state, acted as governor for unexpired term.
- 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.
- Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
- As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term.
- Died in office.
- Resigned to become United States secretary of agriculture.
- Initially appointed to fill vacancy; later elected in his own right.
- As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term and was later elected in his own right.
- Switched parties in August 2006.
- 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.