Nebraska Secretary of State election, 2010

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Candidates for Secretary of State, 2010


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The Nebraska Secretary of State election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Republican incumbent John A. Gale easily defeated Democratic challenger Janet Stewart, capturing 69.8& of the vote. Neither candidate was opposed in the May 11 primary election.

Race tracking

Ballotpedia predicted a Republican would become Nebraska's new Secretary of State.

2010 Ballotpedia Race Rankings for Nebraska Secretary of State
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Likely Republican
Overall Call Likely Republican

General Election campaign

Results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda John A. Gale 69.8%
     Democratic Party Janet Stewart 30.2%
Total Votes 467,995

Finances

According to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, as of August 13, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

John A. Gale Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [2] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 27 - June 15, 2010[3] June 21, 2010 $9,920.49 $2,592.34 $0.00 $0.00 $6,082.35 $6,388.14
Janet Stewart Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [2] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 27 - June 15, 2010[4] June 22, 2010 $5,618.06 $1,773.07 $200.00 $0.00 $2,582.07 $4,809.03

May 11, 2010 primary election

See also: Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2010; Nebraska Attorney General election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Fremont private practice attorney Janet Stewart[5] ran unopposed in this contest.

Drop outs

  • Former executive director of the Douglas County Democratic Party Kris Pierce, four months after announcing his candidacy for Nebraska Secretary of State, withdrew from the race in order to fill a vacant seat on the Omaha City Council.[6][7]

Finances

According to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, as of August 13, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for Stewart:

Janet Stewart Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [2] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 7 - April 26, 2010[8] May 3, 2010 $4,809.89 $1,810.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,001.83 $5,618.06
January 1 - April 6, 2010[9] April 12, 2010 $0.00 $10,956.23 $1,222.15 $0.00 $6,146.34 $4,809.89

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

  • Incumbent Republican John Gale announced in October 2009 that he would seek a third term in office as Secretary of State.[10] ran unopposed in this contest.

Finances

According to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, as of August 13, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for Gale:

John A. Gale Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [2] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
April 7 - April 26, 2010[11] May 3, 2010 $10,168.15 $1,965.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,212.66 $9,920.49
January 1 - April 6, 2010[12] April 12, 2010 $52,167.88 $28,368.80 $1,755.00 $0.00 $0.00 $10,168.15
January 1 - December 31, 2009[13] February 1, 2010 $12,989.04 $14,730.50 $644.81 $0.00 $6,694.52 $21,019.52

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References

  1. Nebraska Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  3. Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission - John A. Gale Forty Days After Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  4. Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission - Janet Stewart Forty Days After Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  5. Nebraska Democratic Party "Janet Stewart is Announcing the Launch of Her Campaign for Secretary of State" 10 Jan. 2010
  6. Nebraska Democratic Party "Democrat Kris Pierce to launch campaign for Secretary of State" 28 Oct. 2009
  7. KMTV - Action 3 News "Pierce drops out of state race to seek Omaha seat" 1 March, 2010
  8. Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission - Janet Stewart Ten Days Before Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  9. Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission - Janet Stewart Thirty Days Before Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  10. 1011 Now "Secretary of State John Gale to Seek Third Term" 16 Oct. 2009
  11. Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission - John A. Gale Ten Days Before Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  12. Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission - John A. Gale Thirty Days Before Election Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary
  13. Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission - John A. Gale 2009 Annual Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report Summary