2014 elections preview: Nebraska to hold congressional primaries

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May 12, 2014


By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

The primary elections of the 2014 election season will continue in Nebraska on May 13, 2014. Here is a preview of what to expect in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate elections.[1]

Polls are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 2014 and Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014

With incumbent Mike Johanns (R) not seeking re-election, this is a hotly contested primary for the Republicans. Ben Sasse, Shane Osborn, Sid Dinsdale, Bart McLeay and Clifton Johnson will battle for the Republican nomination. Dave Domina and Larry Marvin will face off in the Democratic primary.

U.S. House

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Nebraska, 2014

There are three seats up for grabs in Nebraska's 2014 congressional elections. Heading into the general election, the Democratic Party does not hold any of Nebraska's three congressional seats.

Members of the U.S. House from Nebraska -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 1
     Republican Party 3 2
Total 3 3

District 1

See also: Nebraska's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Jeff Fortenberry will be challenged by Dennis Parker and Jessica L. Turek in the Republican primary. Dennis Crawford is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary.

District 2

See also: Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Lee Terry will be challenged by Dan Frei in the Republican primary. Mark Aupperle and Brad Ashford will compete for the Democratic nomination, while Andy Shambaugh and Steven Laird face off for the Libertarian nomination.

District 3

See also: Nebraska's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Adrian Smith will be challenged by Tom Brewer in the Republican primary. Mark Sullivan is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

See also