2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Nebraska

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Nebraska

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All 3 Nebraska seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 3 0
Seats won 3 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 432,077 264,493
Percentage 62.03% 37.97%
Swing Decrease8.71% Increase9.93%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Nebraska were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect the three U.S. Representatives from the U.S. state of Nebraska; one from each of the state's three congressional districts. Primaries were held on May 15, 2018. The elections and primaries coincided with the elections and primaries of other federal and state offices.

The 2018 elections saw all three incumbents elected (all from the Republican Party), thus the GOP retained control of all three House seats.

Overview[edit]

Popular vote
Republican
62.03%
Democratic
37.97%
House seats
Republican
100%
Democratic
0%

District[edit]

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Nebraska by district:[1]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 141,712 60.36% 93,069 39.64% 0 0.00% 234,781 100% Republican Hold
District 2 126,715 51.00% 121,770 49.00% 0 0.00% 248,485 100% Republican Hold
District 3 163,650 76.72% 49,654 23.28% 0 0.00% 213,304 100% Republican Hold
Total 432,077 62.56% 264,493 35.19% 0 0.00% 696,570 100%

District 1[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Jeff Fortenberry, who has represented the district since 2005. He was re-elected with 69% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Dennis Crawford, attorney[2]
  • Jessica McClure, chemist[3]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jessica McClure 22,199 66.1
Democratic Dennis P. Crawford 11,386 33.9
Total votes 33,585 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (incumbent) 51,809 100.0
Total votes 51,809 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Jeffrey
Fortenberry (R)
Jessica
McClure (D)
Undecided
Change Research (D) October 24–25, 2018 742 55% 39%

Results[edit]

Nebraska's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Fortenberry (incumbent) 141,712 60.4
Democratic Jessica McClure 93,069 39.6
Total votes 234,781 100.0
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Don Bacon, who has represented the district since 2017. He was elected with 49% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Kara Eastman
Individuals
  • Justin Wayne, Nebraska state senator
  • Tony Vargas, Nebraska state senator
  • Anne Boyle, former Nebraska state public service commissioner
  • Crystal Rhoades, Nebraska state public service commissioner
  • Ben Gray, Omaha city councilman
Organizations

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kara Eastman 21,357 51.64
Democratic Brad Ashford 19,998 48.36
Total votes 41,355 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Bacon (incumbent) 33,852 100.0
Total votes 33,852 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Don
Bacon (R)
Kara
Eastman (D)
Undecided
DFM Research October 23–25, 2018 350 ± 5.2% 52% 45% 3%
Meeting Street Research (R-Bacon) October 1–2, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 49% 40% 9%
GQR Research (D-Eastman) September 27–30, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 49% 45% 6%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 23–26, 2018 512 ± 4.5% 51% 42% 7%

Results[edit]

Nebraska's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Bacon (incumbent) 126,715 51.0
Democratic Kara Eastman 121,770 49.0
Total votes 248,485 100.0
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Adrian Smith, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected unopposed in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Paul Theobald, educator and author[7]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Theobald 16,395 100.0
Total votes 16,395 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adrian Smith (incumbent) 50,878 65.74
Republican Kirk Penner 20,116 25.99
Republican Arron Kowalski 4,461 5.76
Republican Larry Lee Scott Bolinger 1,935 2.50
Total votes 77,390 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nebraska's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Adrian Smith (incumbent) 163,650 76.7
Democratic Paul Theobald 49,654 23.3
Total votes 213,304 100.0
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Walton, Don. "Fortenberry challengers hope to ride a Democratic wave". JournalStar.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  3. ^ Georlett, Pierce. "Jessica McClure Running for First District in Nebraska". Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  4. ^ "Nebraska Primary Election Results". The New York Times. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "Nebraska Secretary of State Election Results". Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  6. ^ writer, Robynn Tysver / World-Herald staff. "Nonprofit executive Kara Eastman will seek Democratic nomination in 2nd Congressional District". Omaha.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  7. ^ Editor, MIKE KONZ Hub Managing. "Democrat candidate Paul Theobald: Trump setting table for GOP loss in 3rd District". Kearney Hub. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  8. ^ Star-Herald, JERRY PURVIS. "Alliance man runs for Congress, challenging Adrian Smith". starherald.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  9. ^ KHGI. "Meet the candidate: Third Congressional District Arron Kowalski". KHGI. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  10. ^ Reporter, ERIKA PRITCHARD Hub Regional. "Congressional candidate Kirk Penner has Main Street mindset". Kearney Hub. Retrieved 2018-04-16.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for first district candidates
Official campaign websites for second district candidates
Official campaign websites for third district candidates