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Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 13, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lee Terry Republican Party
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Nebraska U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Nebraska will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 3, 2014
May 13, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Nebraska is one of 22 states with a mixed primary system. A blanket primary system is used for the nonpartisan legislature and some other statewide races while congressional primary elections are closed.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by either April 25, 2014, by mail or carrier, or May 2, 2014, in person. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 17, 2014.[2]

See also: Nebraska elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Lee Terry (R), who was first elected in 1998.

Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District is located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Douglas county and part of Sarpy county.[3]


Declined to run

Democratic Party Pete Festersen[6]


Republican primary

Lee Terry vs. Dan Frei
Poll Lee Terry Dan FreiUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
JMC Analytics and Polling (April 7-8, 2014)
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*Note: This poll was commissioned by Dan Frei, and was an automated phone poll, which may be less reliable than live polls.

Campaign contributions

Lee Terry

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Terry's reports.[8]

Lee Terry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 14, 2013$20,987.65$207,733.42$(50,260.37)$178,460.70
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2013$178,460.70$247,099$(54,599.35)$370,960.35
October Quarterly[11]October 14, 2013$370,960.35$388,963.74$(201,416.32)$558,507.77
Year-End Quarterly[12]December 31, 2013$558,507$338,066$(81,289)$818,310
Running totals

District history

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Race Background

The 2012 election race in Nebraska's second district was a close race, with incumbent Lee Terry securing re-election by a 1.1% margin of victory.The district has been evaluated as leaning Republican, receiving a Partisan Voter Index of R+6 from Cook Political Report.[13] Terry was hindered by a favorability of only 37% and a voter job approval of 49%, as well as the support his opponent John Ewing received from the House Majority PAC, which purchased $30,000 of television ads in his favor.[14] However, Lee Terry was able to outspend his opponent, spending approximately three times the amount of money Ewing did.[15]


See also: Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

The 2nd Congressional District of Nebraska held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Lee Terry won re-election in the district.[16]

U.S. House, Nebraska District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Ewing 49.2% 129,767
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry Incumbent 50.8% 133,964
Total Votes 263,731
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Lee Terry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom White (D) in the general election.[17]

United States House, Nebraska District 2, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee Terry incumbent 60.8% 93,840
     Democratic Tom White 39.2% 60,486
Total Votes 154,326

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