Spencer Zimmerman

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Spencer Zimmerman
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Nebraska
Spencer Zimmerman was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Nebraska. He was defeated by Deb Fischer in the May 15, 2012, primary.[1]

Previously, Zimmerman was a Republican candidate for District 48 of the Wisconsin State Assembly. The primary election was on September 14, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.


Zimmerman holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Edgewood College in 2006. He was trained in Information Systems Technology while in the Airforce and served as a Computer Systems Operator 200-2004.[2]



See also: United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 2012

Zimmerman ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Nebraska. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket, but he was defeated by Deb Fischer in the May 15, 2012, primary.[3]

Primary results

The primary took place on June 5, 2012.[4]

US Senate - Nebraska Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Fischer 6.7% 79,941
Jon Bruning 58.6% 701,067
Don Stenberg 30.2% 361,727
Pat Flynn 4.3% 51,413
Spencer Zimmerman 0.1% 1,601
Sharyn Elander 0.1% 1,294
Total Votes 1,197,043


See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Zimmerman was defeated by Democratic incumbent Joseph Parisi in the November 2 general election. Also defeated was Independent Grant Gilbertson. He was unopposed in the primary election.[5]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 48 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Spencer Zimmerman (R) 2,958 99.6%

Campaign themes

Zimmerman, in an interview with the Wisconsin State Journal, says his first priority is to reduce Wisconsin's deficit and pay off the debt. He also opposes the law that created the Dan County Regional Transit Authority and its power to raise the sales tax.[6]

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