2014 elections review: Nebraska holds congressional primaries

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May 14, 2014

Nebraska

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

The primary elections of the 2014 election season continued in Nebraska on May 13, 2014. Here is a recap of what happened yesterday in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate elections.[1][2]

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 was considered a contested primary for the Republicans. Ben Sasse defeated Shane Osborn, Sid Dinsdale, Bart McLeay and Clifton Johnson to win the Republican nomination. Dave Domina defeated Larry Marvin in the Democratic primary.

U.S. Senate, Nebraska Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBen Sasse 49.4% 109,829
Sid Dinsdale 22.4% 49,829
Shane Osborn 21.1% 46,850
Bart McLeay 5.7% 12,702
Clifton Johnson 1.5% 3,286
Total Votes 222,496
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. Senate, Nebraska Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Domina 67.5% 44,818
Larry Marvin 32.5% 21,610
Total Votes 66,428
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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 August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 3 Pending
Total 3 3

District 1

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

Incumbent Jeff Fortenberry successfully held off challenges by Dennis Parker and Jessica L. Turek in the Republican primary. Dennis Crawford ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the primary.

U.S. House, Nebraska District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Fortenberry Incumbent 86.1% 63,437
Jessica L. Turek 8% 5,890
Dennis Parker 6% 4,389
Total Votes 73,716
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 2

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

Incumbent Lee Terry defeated Dan Frei in the Republican primary. Brad Ashford beat out Mark Aupperle for the Democratic nomination. The race between Andy Shambaugh and Steven Laird for the Libertarian nomination has not yet been called.

U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry Incumbent 52.8% 25,025
Dan Frei 47.2% 22,339
Total Votes 47,364
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Ashford 81.3% 16,233
Mark Aupperle 18.7% 3,739
Total Votes 19,972
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 Libertarian Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Laird 60.3% 76
Andy Shambaugh 39.7% 50
Total Votes 126
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

District 3

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

Incumbent Adrian Smith defeated Tom Brewer in the Republican primary. Mark Sullivan ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

U.S. House, Nebraska District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdrian Smith Incumbent 68.2% 66,878
Tom Brewer 31.8% 31,210
Total Votes 98,088
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

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