Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Nebraska Congressional Seats
By Ballotpedia's Congressional team
|Nebraska's Congressional Elections in 2012|
|U.S. Senate Election?||U.S. House seats||Possible competitive races?|
LINCOLN: Nebraska: Nebraska has three U.S. House seats and one U.S. Senate seat on the ballot in 2012. All three U.S. House incumbents are running for re-election and face at least one challenger in the general election. The U.S. Senate seat is open with the impending retirement of Ben Nelson (R). Three candidates are vying for the seat on the general election ballot.
In the Senate race, Republican Deb Fischer has held a significant lead in polls all year, but in the weeks leading up to the election, polls have shown Democratic candidate Bob Kerrey gaining ground. The race is still rated likely Republican by the Cook Political Report.
|State||General Election Candidates||Incumbent||2012 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|Nebraska Class 1 Senate seat||Bob Kerrey||Ben Nelson||Pending||Pending|
Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in Nebraska:
- Candidates running by District
- Partisan breakdown by district
- Comparison of new and old redistricting maps
| Congressional Redistricting Map, approved May 2011
For more information, view Redistricting in Nebraska.
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- Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Nebraska State Legislature
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- United States Congressional election results, 2012
- Ballotpedia:2012 general election preview articles
- United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 2012
- United States House of Representatives elections in Nebraska, 2012
- Nebraska elections, 2012
- National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections