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 49.3% 110,802
Sid Dinsdale 22.5% 50,494
Shane Osborn 21.1% 47,338
Bart McLeay 5.7% 12,840
Clifton Johnson 1.5% 3,310
Total Votes 224,784
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State
U.S. Senate, Nebraska Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Domina 67.6% 45,648
Larry Marvin 32.4% 21,904
Total Votes 67,552
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State

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 October 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% 63,673
Jessica L. Turek 8% 5,902
Dennis Parker 6% 4,407
Total Votes 73,982
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State

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 52.9% 25,812
Dan Frei 47.1% 22,970
Total Votes 48,782
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State
U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Ashford 81.4% 16,989
Mark Aupperle 18.6% 3,872
Total Votes 20,861
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State
U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 Libertarian Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Laird 59.2% 77
Andy Shambaugh 40.8% 53
Total Votes 130
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State

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 68.1% 67,113
Tom Brewer 31.9% 31,436
Total Votes 98,549
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State

See also

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