Nebraska 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Nebraska State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Nebraska State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010 page.

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 21 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 4 incumbents lost, and thus 17 incumbents were re-elected to the Nebraska State Senate.
  • There will be 7 new senators sworn-in.
  • 8 candidates were unopposed.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Nebraska, 3 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 21 incumbents (87.5%) ran for re-election. Of these 21 incumbents, 4 were defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:

Kent Rogert
Merton Dierks

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:

Lydia Brasch
Tyson Larson

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Nebraska, 7 new senators will be sworn-in. There were 3 districts in which the incumbent did not seek re-election.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Nebraska State Senate:

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Nebraska State Senate:


Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Nebraska, 8 candidates (33.3% of seats) faced no opposition in the general election.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition: