U.S. Senate delegation from Nebraska

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Nebraska.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Nebraska are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Deb Fischer
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Nebraska 2013January 3, 2019November, 2018LinkBen Nelson (D)
Mike Johanns
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Nebraska 2009January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkChuck Hagel (R)

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, Nebraska General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Fischer 57.8% 455,593
     Democratic Bob Kerrey 42.2% 332,979
Total Votes 788,572
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Nelson was re-elected to the United States Senate. He defeated Pete Ricketts.[2]

United States Senate Nebraska General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngE. Benjamin Nelson Incumbent 63.9% 378,388
     Republican Pete Ricketts 36.1% 213,928
Total Votes 592,316

2000
On November 7, 2000, Nelson was elected to the United States Senate. He defeated Don Stenberg.[3]

United States Senate Nebraska General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngE. Benjamin Nelson 51.1% 353,093
     Republican Don Stenberg 48.9% 337,977
Total Votes 691,070

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[4]

Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Johanns was elected to the United States Senate. He defeated Scott Kleeb (D), Kelly Renee Rosberg (Nebraska), and Steve Larrick (Green).[5]

U.S. Senate, Nebraska General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Johanns 57.5% 455,854
     Democratic Scott Kleeb 40.1% 317,456
     Nebraska Kelly Renee Rosberg 1.4% 11,438
     Green Steven R. Larrick 1% 7,763
Total Votes 792,511

2002
On November 5, 2002, Chuck Hagel won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Charlie A. Matulka (D), Phil Chase (I) and John J. Graziano (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Nebraska General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Hagel incumbent 82.8% 397,438
     Democratic Charlie A. Matulka 14.6% 70,290
     Independent Phil Chase 1.1% 5,066
     Libertarian John J. Graziano 1.5% 7,423
Total Votes 480,217

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Nebraska.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Louisiana
Party Total
     Republican 29
     Democratic 8
     Populist 2
Total Senators 39
Class 1 Senators from Nebraska
Senator Years Served Party
Thomas W. Tipton 1867-1875 Republican
Algernon S. Paddock 1875-1881 Republican
Charles H. Van Wyck 1881-1887 Republican
Algernon S. Paddock 1887-1893 Republican
William V. Allen 1893-1899 PO
Monroe L. Hayward 1899-1899 Republican
William V. Allen 1899-1901 PO
Charles H. Dietrich 1901-1905 Republican
Elmer J. Burkett 1905-1911 Republican
Gilbert M. Hitchcock 1911-1923 Democratic
Robert B. Howell 1923-1933 Republican
William H. Thompson 1933-1934 Democratic
Richard C. Hunter 1934-1935 Democratic
Edward R. Burke 1935-1941 Democratic
Hugh A. Butler 1941-1954 Republican
Samuel W. Reynolds 1954-1954 Republican
Roman L. Hruska 1954-1976 Republican
Edward Zorinsky 1976-1987 Democratic
David K. Karnes 1987-1989 Republican
J. Robert Kerrey 1989-2001 Democratic
Ben Nelson 2001-2013 Democratic
Deb Fischer 2013-present Republican
Class 2 Senators from Nebraska
Senator Years Served Party
John M. Thayer 1867-1871 Republican
Phineas W. Hitchcock 1871-1877 Republican
Alvin Saunders 1877-1883 Republican
Charles F. Manderson 1883-1895 Republican
John M. Thurston 1895-1901 Republican
Joseph H. Millard 1901-1907 Republican
Norris Brown 1907-1913 Republican
George W. Norris 1913-1943 Republican
Kenneth S. Wherry 1943-1951 Republican
Frederick A. Seaton 1951-1952 Republican
Dwight P. Griswold 1952-1954 Republican
Eva K. Bowring 1954-1954 Republican
Hazel H. Abel 1954-1954 Republican
Carl T. Curtis 1955-1979 Republican
J. James Exon 1979-1997 Democratic
Chuck Hagel 1997-2009 Republican
Mike Johanns 2009-Present Republican

See also

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