Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1998

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1998
Nebraska
1994 ←
November 3, 1998 → 2002

  Mike Johanns official Senate photo.jpg
Nominee Mike Johanns Bill Hoppner
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate David I. Maurstad Pam Bataillon
Popular vote 293,910 250,678
Percentage 53.90% 45.98%

Governor before election

Ben Nelson
Democratic

Elected Governor

Mike Johanns
Republican

Facing term limits, incumbent Governor Ben Nelson, a Democrat was prevented from seeking a third term in office. Republican nominee and Mayor of Lincoln Mike Johanns edged out attorney Bill Hoppner, an advisor to James Exon and Bob Kerrey, by an eight-point margin of victory.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Hoppner 72,887 65.39
Democratic James D. McFarland 33,890 30.41
Democratic Robb Nimic 1,621 1.45
Democratic Write-ins 1,606 1.44
Democratic Luis R. Calvillo 1,455 1.31
Total votes 111,459 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Johanns 88,173 40.02
Republican John Breslow 65,806 29.87
Republican Jon Christensen 62,107 28.19
Republican Barry Richards 2,036 0.92
Republican Lavern Bartels 1,908 0.87
Republican Write-ins 285 0.13
Total votes 220,315 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1998[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mike Johanns 293,910 53.90% +28.33%
Democratic Bill Hoppner 250,678 45.98% -27.06%
Write-ins 650 0.12%
Majority 43,232 7.93% -39.53%
Turnout 545,238
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=121838
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=121836
  3. ^ State of Nebraska. Secretary of State of Nebraska. Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers. Comp. Scott Moore. Lincoln, Nebraska, 1998. A1. PDF file