Nebraska filing deadline: State executive candidate update

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March 4, 2014


By Kristen Mathews

Lincoln, Nebraska: Six state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Nebraska. A total of 27 candidates have filed.
On March 3, the filing period for candidates came to a close. The first filing deadline, February 18, was the deadline for incumbent candidates to file. The primary election is scheduled for May 13, 2014. Nebraska is one of 21 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]
Incumbent Governor of Nebraska Dave Heineman is prevented by term limits from seeking another term in office. Current Attorney General Jon Bruning and State Auditor Mike Foley are both running for governor this year. Only Secretary of State John Gale and Treasurer Don Stenberg are running for re-election to their posts.


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  16. Nebraska Watchdog, Lincoln senator McGill to run for state auditor, January 2, 2013
  17. Omaha, Anne Boyle to retire from Nebraska Public Service Commission, September 4, 2013