United States Senate election in Nebraska, 1978

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United States Senate election in Nebraska, 1978
Nebraska
1972 ←
November 7, 1978 → 1984

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Nominee J. James Exon Donald Eugene Shasteen
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 334,096 159,708
Percentage 67.7% 32.3%

U.S. Senator before election

Carl Curtis
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

J. James Exon
Democratic

The 1978 United States Senate election in Nebraska was held on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Carl Curtis decided to retire instead of seeking a fifth term. In the elections, Democratic nominee J. James Exon won the open seat.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

  • Donald Eugene Shasteen

Results[edit]

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic J. James Exon 334,096 67.66% +20.82%
Republican Donald Eugene Shasteen 159,708 32.34% -20.82%
Majority 174,390 35.32% +28.99%
Turnout 493,802
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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