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{{Nesenate2010toc}}Elections for the office of [[Nebraska State Senate (Unicameral)|Nebraska State Senator]] will be held in [[Nebraska]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
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{{Nesenate2010toc}}Elections for the office of [[Nebraska State Senate (Unicameral)|Nebraska State Senator]] were held in [[Nebraska]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
  
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 15, 2010, and the primary election day was May 11, 2010.
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 15, 2010, and the primary election day was May 11, 2010.

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Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010

QualificationsCampaign contributions
Competitiveness analysis

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List of candidates
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Nebraska State Senate
Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senator were held in Nebraska on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 15, 2010, and the primary election day was May 11, 2010.

Half of the Senate is up for election, and of those 24 districts, incumbents are running for re-election in 21 of them. Of the remaining 3 districts, 1 incumbent is ineligible to run because of term limits.

State legislative elections in Nebraska are non-partisan. The two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary election go on to face each other in the general election.[1]

See also: Nebraska State Senate (Unicameral) and State legislative elections, 2010

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Nebraska State Senate has been a term-limited state senate since Nebraska voters approved Initiative 415 (2000). Under the terms of Initiative 415, Nebraska's senators can serve no more than two consecutive 4-year terms in the state senate.

There are 49 Nebraska State Senators. In 2010, only one who is a current member is ineligible to run for the senate again in November:


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Nebraska in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[2]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 74 $3,009,798
2006 83 $3,036,539
2004 56 $1,416,405
2002 53 $1,346,267

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

Eight incumbents (33.33%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

Primary challenges

Thirteen incumbents faced competition in the May 11 primary. All 13 incumbents won their primaries.

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 21 incumbents (87.5%) are running for re-election.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Nebraska Senate, a candidate must be:[3]

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A resident of Nebraska, and specifically a resident of the legislative district he or she wishes to serve, for at least one year prior to the general election
  • Must not have ever been convicted of a felony

List of candidates

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May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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Nate Louderback

District 4

May 11 primary result:
  • Pete Pirsch: 2939 Approveda Incumbent Pirsch has represented district 4 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
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District 6

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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Todd Frazier

District 8

May 11 primary result:
Note: Incumbent Tom White is not seeking re-election.

November 2 General election candidates:
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John Comstock

District 10

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Robert "Bob" Krist
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District 12

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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John Lillis Note: Lillis did not appear on the general election ballot.

District 14

May 11 primary result:

Note: Incumbent Tim Gay is not seeking re-election in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:
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Teresa Whitehead

District 16

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Kent Rogert
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District 18

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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Carl Lorenzen

District 20

May 11 primary result:
  • Brad Ashford: 3,143 Approveda Incumbent Ashford has represented district 20 since 1986.

November 2 General election candidates:
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District 22

May 11 primary result:

Note: Incumbent Arnie Stuthman is not seeking re-election in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:
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Mike Moser

District 24

May 11 primary result:
  • Greg Adams: 4,666 Approveda Incumbent Adams has represented district 24 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
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District 26

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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Tom Dierks

District 28

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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Nancy Russell

District 30

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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John Knabe

District 32

May 11 primary result:
  • Russ Karpisek: 4,495 Approveda Incumbent Karpisek has represented district 32 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
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District 34

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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Brandon Hunnicutt

District 36

May 11 primary result:
  • John Wightman 4,265 Approveda Incumbent Wightman has represented district 36 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
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District 38

May 11 primary result:
  • Tom Carlson 899 Approveda Incumbent Carlson has represented district 38 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
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District 40

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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Merton Dierks

District 42

May 11 primary result:
  • Thomas Hansen: 4,494 Approveda Incumbent Hansen has represented district 42 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
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District 44

November 2 General election candidates:
Mark Christensen
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District 46

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
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Chad Wright

District 48

May 11 primary result:
  • John Harms: 4,537 Approveda Incumbent Harms has represented district 48 since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
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See also

External links

References