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<center>[[Statewide elections, 2010|2010 elections in Nebraska]]: &nbsp; &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Nebraska 2010 ballot measures|Ballot measures]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2010|Governor]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[Nebraska lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|Lt. Gov]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Nebraska Attorney General election, 2010|Attorney General]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[Nebraska Secretary of State election, 2010|Secretary of State]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010|State Senate]]</center></td>
 
<center>[[Statewide elections, 2010|2010 elections in Nebraska]]: &nbsp; &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Nebraska 2010 ballot measures|Ballot measures]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2010|Governor]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[Nebraska lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|Lt. Gov]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Nebraska Attorney General election, 2010|Attorney General]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[Nebraska Secretary of State election, 2010|Secretary of State]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Nebraska State Senate elections, 2010|State Senate]]</center></td>
 
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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.
  
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.
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Half of the Senate is up for election, and of those 24 districts, incumbents ran 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.<ref>[http://nebraskalegislature.gov/about/history_unicameral.php Nebraska Legislature - History of the Nebraska Unicameral]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://nebraskalegislature.gov/about/history_unicameral.php Nebraska Legislature - History of the Nebraska Unicameral]</ref>
  
 
: ''See also: [[Nebraska State Senate (Unicameral)]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Nebraska State Senate (Unicameral)]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
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==November 2 General Election Results==
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'''The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:'''
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{{List of election winners DPL|Chamber= State Senate|State = Nebraska|Year = 2010}}
  
 
==Term limits==
 
==Term limits==
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{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="right" | $1,597,466
 
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| align="right" | $1,346,267
 
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In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $1,597,466 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=NE&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'': "Nebraska Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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|-
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| Nebraska Education Association
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| align="right" | $80,347
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|-
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| Union Pacific Railroad
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| align="right" | $67,500
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|-
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| Nebraska Bankers Association
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| align="right" | $66,682
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|-
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| Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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| align="right" | $61,584
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|-
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| Nebraska Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors
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| align="right" | $53,643
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|-
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| Nebraska Realtors Association
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| align="right" | $49,850
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|-
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| Nebraska Optometric Association
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| align="right" | $49,242
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|-
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| Nebraska State AFL-CIO
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| align="right" | $37,929
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|-
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| Associated General Contractors of Nebraska
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| align="right" | $37,765
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|-
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| Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
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| align="right" | $35,500
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|}
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==Incumbency==
 
==Incumbency==
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===Retiring incumbents===
 
===Retiring incumbents===
Three incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 21 incumbents (87.5%) are running for re-election.
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Three incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 21 incumbents (87.5%) ran for re-election.
  
 
Incumbents who are retiring are:
 
Incumbents who are retiring are:
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:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Dave Pankonin]]: '''3,354''' {{approved}} Incumbent Pankonin has represented district 2 since 2006.
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:*[[Dave Pankonin]]: '''3,354''' {{approved}} Incumbent Pankonin was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[Nate Louderback]]: '''989''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Nate Louderback]]: '''989''' {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Dave Pankonin]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Dave Pankonin]] '''6,853''' {{won}} <br>
[[Nate Louderback]]
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[[Nate Louderback]] 2,183
  
 
=== District 4 ===
 
=== District 4 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Pete Pirsch]]: '''2939''' {{approved}} Incumbent Pirsch has represented district 4 since 2006.
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:*[[Pete Pirsch]]: '''2939''' {{approved}} Incumbent Pirsch was first elected in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Pete Pirsch]] {{won}}
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[[Pete Pirsch]] '''8,538''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 6 ===
 
=== District 6 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[John Nelson]]: '''2,023''' {{approved}} Incumbent Nelson has represented district 6 since 2006.
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:*[[John Nelson]]: '''2,023''' {{approved}} Incumbent Nelson was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[Todd Frazier]]: '''651''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Todd Frazier]]: '''651''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[George Westphal]]: 451
 
:*[[George Westphal]]: 451
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[John Nelson]] {{won}} <br>
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[[John Nelson]] '''5,031''' {{won}} <br>
[[Todd Frazier]]
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[[Todd Frazier]] 2,896
  
 
=== District 8 ===
 
=== District 8 ===
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:*[[Richard Ream]]: 589
 
:*[[Richard Ream]]: 589
  
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tom White]] is not seeking re-election.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tom White]] did not seek re-election.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Burke Harr]] {{won}}<br>
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[[Burke Harr]] '''3,257''' {{won}}<br>
[[John Comstock]]
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[[John Comstock]] 3,101
  
 
=== District 10 ===
 
=== District 10 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Robert "Bob" Krist]]: '''1,391''' {{approved}} Incumbent Krist has represented district 10 since 2009.
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:*[[Robert "Bob" Krist]]: '''1,391''' {{approved}} Incumbent Krist was first elected in 2009.
 
:*[[Tim Lonergan]]: '''1,166''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Tim Lonergan]]: '''1,166''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Larry Bradley]]: 392
 
:*[[Larry Bradley]]: 392
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Robert "Bob" Krist]]
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[[Robert "Bob" Krist]] '''3,884''' {{won}} <br>
[[Tim Lonergan]] {{won}}
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[[Tim Lonergan]] 3,829
  
 
=== District 12 ===
 
=== District 12 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Steve Lathrop]]: '''1,909''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lathrop has represented district 12 since 2006.
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:*[[Steve Lathrop]]: '''1,909''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lathrop was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[John Lillis]]: '''959''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[John Lillis]]: '''959''' {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Steve Lathrop]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Steve Lathrop]] '''6,074''' {{won}} <br>
 
[[John Lillis]] '''Note:''' Lillis did not appear on the general election ballot.
 
[[John Lillis]] '''Note:''' Lillis did not appear on the general election ballot.
  
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:*[[Ian Hartfield]]: 440
 
:*[[Ian Hartfield]]: 440
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tim Gay]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tim Gay]] did not seek re-election in 2010.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Jim Smith]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Jim Smith]] '''6,203''' {{won}} <br>
[[Teresa Whitehead]]
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[[Teresa Whitehead]] 4,995
  
 
=== District 16 ===
 
=== District 16 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Kent Rogert]]: '''2,495''' {{approved}} Incumbent Rogert has represented district 16 since 2006.
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:*[[Kent Rogert]]: '''2,495''' {{approved}} Incumbent Rogert was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[Lydia Brasch]]: '''2,268''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Lydia Brasch]]: '''2,268''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Debra Bosshart]]: 968
 
:*[[Debra Bosshart]]: 968
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Kent Rogert]] <br>
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[[Kent Rogert]] 4,300 <br>
[[Lydia Brasch]] {{won}}
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[[Lydia Brasch]] '''4,796''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 18 ===
 
=== District 18 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Scott Lautenbaugh]]: '''2,716''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lautenbaugh has represented district 18 since 2007.
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:*[[Scott Lautenbaugh]]: '''2,716''' {{approved}} Incumbent Lautenbaugh was first elected in 2007.
 
:*[[Carl Lorenzen]]: '''2,112''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Carl Lorenzen]]: '''2,112''' {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Scott Lautenbaugh]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Scott Lautenbaugh]] '''7,691''' {{won}} <br>
[[Carl Lorenzen]]
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[[Carl Lorenzen]] 5,505
  
 
=== District 20 ===
 
=== District 20 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Brad Ashford]]: '''3,143''' {{approved}} Incumbent Ashford has represented district 20 since 1986.
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:*[[Brad Ashford]]: '''3,143''' {{approved}} Incumbent Ashford was first elected in 1986.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Brad Ashford]] {{won}}
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[[Brad Ashford]] '''7,690''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 22 ===
 
=== District 22 ===
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:*[[Roy Zach]]: 535
 
:*[[Roy Zach]]: 535
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Arnie Stuthman]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Arnie Stuthman]] did not seek re-election in 2010.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Paul Schumacher]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Paul Schumacher]] '''4,974''' {{won}} <br>
[[Mike Moser]]
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[[Mike Moser]] 4,558
  
 
=== District 24 ===
 
=== District 24 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Greg Adams]]: '''4,666''' {{approved}} Incumbent Adams has represented district 24 since 2006.
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:*[[Greg Adams]]: '''4,666''' {{approved}} Incumbent Adams was first elected in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Greg Adams]] {{won}}
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[[Greg Adams]] '''8,385''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 26 ===
 
=== District 26 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Amanda McGill]]: '''5,455''' {{approved}} Incumbent McGill has represented district 26 since 2006.
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:*[[Amanda McGill]]: '''5,455''' {{approved}} Incumbent McGill was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[Tom Dierks]]: '''2,345''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Tom Dierks]]: '''2,345''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Bob Van Valkenburg]]: 806
 
:*[[Bob Van Valkenburg]]: 806
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Amanda McGill]] {{won}} <br>  
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[[Amanda McGill]] '''4,621''' {{won}} <br>  
[[Tom Dierks]]
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[[Tom Dierks]] 4,169
  
 
=== District 28 ===
 
=== District 28 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Bill Avery]]: '''4,644''' {{approved}} Incumbent Avery has represented district 28  since 2006.
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:*[[Bill Avery]]: '''4,644''' {{approved}} Incumbent Avery was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[Nancy Russell]]: '''2,518''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Nancy Russell]]: '''2,518''' {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Bill Avery]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Bill Avery]] '''4,831''' {{won}} <br>
[[Nancy Russell]]
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[[Nancy Russell]] 2,474
  
 
=== District 30 ===
 
=== District 30 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Norm Wallman]]: '''3,575''' {{approved}} Incumbent Wallman has represented district 30 since 2006.
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:*[[Norm Wallman]]: '''3,575''' {{approved}} Incumbent Wallman was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[John Knabe]]: '''2,142''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[John Knabe]]: '''2,142''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Robert Tiemann]]: 2,033
 
:*[[Robert Tiemann]]: 2,033
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Norm Wallman]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Norm Wallman]] '''6,375''' {{won}} <br>
[[John Knabe]]
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[[John Knabe]] 5,736
  
 
=== District 32 ===
 
=== District 32 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Russ Karpisek]]: '''4,495''' {{approved}} Incumbent Karpisek has represented district 32 since 2006.
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:*[[Russ Karpisek]]: '''4,495''' {{approved}} Incumbent Karpisek was first elected in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Russ Karpisek]] {{won}}
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[[Russ Karpisek]] '''7,642''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 34 ===
 
=== District 34 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Annette Dubas]]: '''4,690''' {{approved}} Incumbent Dubas has represented district 34 since 2006.
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:*[[Annette Dubas]]: '''4,690''' {{approved}} Incumbent Dubas was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[Brandon Hunnicutt]]: '''2,150''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Brandon Hunnicutt]]: '''2,150''' {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Annette Dubas]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Annette Dubas]] '''8,021''' {{won}} <br>
[[Brandon Hunnicutt]]
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[[Brandon Hunnicutt]] 2,174
  
 
=== District 36 ===
 
=== District 36 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[John Wightman]] '''4,265''' {{approved}} Incumbent Wightman has represented district 36 since 2006.
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:*[[John Wightman]] '''4,265''' {{approved}} Incumbent Wightman was first elected in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[John Wightman]] {{won}}
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[[John Wightman]] '''6,734''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 38 ===
 
=== District 38 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Tom Carlson]] '''899''' {{approved}} Incumbent Carlson has represented district 38 since 2006.
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:*[[Tom Carlson]] '''899''' {{approved}} Incumbent Carlson was first elected in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Tom Carlson]] {{won}}
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[[Tom Carlson]] '''9,396''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 40 ===
 
=== District 40 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Tyson Larsen]]: '''3,002''' {{approved}}
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:*[[Tyson Larson]]: '''3,002''' {{approved}}
:*[[Merton Dierks]]: '''2,769''' {{approved}} Incumbent Dierks has represented district 40 since 1986.
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:*[[Merton Dierks]]: '''2,769''' {{approved}} Incumbent Dierks was first elected in 1986.
 
:*[[Adam Dea]]: 260
 
:*[[Adam Dea]]: 260
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Tyson Larsen]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Tyson Larson]] '''5,583''' {{won}} <br>
[[Merton Dierks]]
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[[Merton Dierks]] 5,085
  
 
=== District 42 ===
 
=== District 42 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Thomas Hansen]]: '''4,494''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hansen has represented district 42 since 2006.
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:*[[Thomas Hansen]]: '''4,494''' {{approved}} Incumbent Hansen was first elected in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Thomas Hansen]] {{won}}
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[[Thomas Hansen]] '''8,673''' {{won}}
  
 
=== District 44 ===
 
=== District 44 ===
:*[[Mark Christensen]]: '''4,615''' {{approved}} Incumbent Christensen has represented district 44 since 2006.
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:*[[Mark Christensen]]: '''4,615''' {{approved}} Incumbent Christensen was first elected in 2006.
 
:*[[Thomas Baker]]: '''2,818''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Thomas Baker]]: '''2,818''' {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Mark Christensen]] <br>
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[[Mark Christensen]] '''7,267''' {{won}}<br>
[[Thomas Baker]] {{won}}
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[[Thomas Baker]] 4,758
  
 
=== District 46 ===
 
=== District 46 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[Danielle Nantkes Conrad]]: '''2,092''' {{approved}} Incumbent Conrad has represented district 46 since 2007.
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:*[[Danielle Nantkes Conrad]]: '''2,092''' {{approved}} Incumbent Conrad was first elected in 2007.
 
:*[[Chad Wright]]: '''1,938''' {{approved}}
 
:*[[Chad Wright]]: '''1,938''' {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[Danielle Nantkes Conrad]] {{won}} <br>
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[[Danielle Nantkes Conrad]] '''2,259''' {{won}} <br>
[[Chad Wright]]
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[[Chad Wright]] 2,174
  
 
=== District 48 ===
 
=== District 48 ===
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
 
:<u>'''May 11 primary result:</u>
:*[[John Harms]]: '''4,537''' {{approved}} Incumbent Harms has represented district 48 since 2006.
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:*[[John Harms]]: '''4,537''' {{approved}} Incumbent Harms was first elected in 2006.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u><br>
[[John Harms]] {{won}}
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[[John Harms]] '''7,644''' {{won}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/pdf/2010%20Gen%20Canvass%20Book%2011-30-Final.pdf Official General Election Results, 2010]
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*[http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=LEG&map=DIST November 2, 2010 general election results]
 
*[http://www.sos.state.ne.us/elec/2010/pdf/primary%20election%20list.pdf List of 2010 candidates for Nebraska Legislature]
 
*[http://www.sos.state.ne.us/elec/2010/pdf/primary%20election%20list.pdf List of 2010 candidates for Nebraska Legislature]
 
*[http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2010/pdf/Canvas%20PR10%20After%20Recount%20Final.pdf May 11, 2010 primary election results]
 
*[http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2010/pdf/Canvas%20PR10%20After%20Recount%20Final.pdf May 11, 2010 primary election results]

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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 ran 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

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:

  1. Amanda McGill
  2. Annette Dubas
  3. Bill Avery
  4. Bob Krist
  5. Brad Ashford
  6. Burke Harr
  7. Danielle Conrad
  8. Dave Pankonin
  9. Greg Adams
  10. Jim Smith (Nebraska)
  11. John Harms
  12. John Nelson (Nebraska)
  13. John Wightman
  14. Lydia Brasch
  15. Mark Christensen
  16. Norm Wallman
  17. Paul Lambert (Nebraska)
  18. Paul Schumacher
  19. Pete Pirsch
  20. Russ Karpisek
  21. Scott Lautenbaugh
  22. Steve Lathrop
  23. Thomas Hansen
  24. Tom Carlson (Nebraska)
  25. Tyson Larson

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
2010 51 $1,597,466
2008 74 $3,009,798
2006 83 $3,036,539
2004 56 $1,416,405
2002 53 $1,346,267

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $1,597,466 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [3]

Donor Amount
Nebraska Education Association $80,347
Union Pacific Railroad $67,500
Nebraska Bankers Association $66,682
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry $61,584
Nebraska Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors $53,643
Nebraska Realtors Association $49,850
Nebraska Optometric Association $49,242
Nebraska State AFL-CIO $37,929
Associated General Contractors of Nebraska $37,765
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys $35,500


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%) ran for re-election.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Nebraska Senate, a candidate must be:[4]

  • 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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District 2

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May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Dave Pankonin 6,853 Green check mark transparent.png
Nate Louderback 2,183

District 4

May 11 primary result:
  • Pete Pirsch: 2939 Approveda Incumbent Pirsch was first elected in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Pete Pirsch 8,538 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
John Nelson 5,031 Green check mark transparent.png
Todd Frazier 2,896

District 8

May 11 primary result:
Note: Incumbent Tom White did not seek re-election.

November 2 General election candidates:
Burke Harr 3,257 Green check mark transparent.png
John Comstock 3,101

District 10

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Robert "Bob" Krist 3,884 Green check mark transparent.png
Tim Lonergan 3,829

District 12

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Steve Lathrop 6,074 Green check mark transparent.png
John Lillis Note: Lillis did not appear on the general election ballot.

District 14

May 11 primary result:

Note: Incumbent Tim Gay did not seek re-election in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:
Jim Smith 6,203 Green check mark transparent.png
Teresa Whitehead 4,995

District 16

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Kent Rogert 4,300
Lydia Brasch 4,796 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Scott Lautenbaugh 7,691 Green check mark transparent.png
Carl Lorenzen 5,505

District 20

May 11 primary result:
  • Brad Ashford: 3,143 Approveda Incumbent Ashford was first elected in 1986.

November 2 General election candidates:
Brad Ashford 7,690 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

May 11 primary result:

Note: Incumbent Arnie Stuthman did not seek re-election in 2010.

November 2 General election candidates:
Paul Schumacher 4,974 Green check mark transparent.png
Mike Moser 4,558

District 24

May 11 primary result:
  • Greg Adams: 4,666 Approveda Incumbent Adams was first elected in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Greg Adams 8,385 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Amanda McGill 4,621 Green check mark transparent.png
Tom Dierks 4,169

District 28

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Bill Avery 4,831 Green check mark transparent.png
Nancy Russell 2,474

District 30

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Norm Wallman 6,375 Green check mark transparent.png
John Knabe 5,736

District 32

May 11 primary result:
  • Russ Karpisek: 4,495 Approveda Incumbent Karpisek was first elected in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Russ Karpisek 7,642 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Annette Dubas 8,021 Green check mark transparent.png
Brandon Hunnicutt 2,174

District 36

May 11 primary result:
  • John Wightman 4,265 Approveda Incumbent Wightman was first elected in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
John Wightman 6,734 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

May 11 primary result:
  • Tom Carlson 899 Approveda Incumbent Carlson was first elected in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Tom Carlson 9,396 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Tyson Larson 5,583 Green check mark transparent.png
Merton Dierks 5,085

District 42

May 11 primary result:
  • Thomas Hansen: 4,494 Approveda Incumbent Hansen was first elected in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
Thomas Hansen 8,673 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

November 2 General election candidates:
Mark Christensen 7,267 Green check mark transparent.png
Thomas Baker 4,758

District 46

May 11 primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:
Danielle Nantkes Conrad 2,259 Green check mark transparent.png
Chad Wright 2,174

District 48

May 11 primary result:
  • John Harms: 4,537 Approveda Incumbent Harms was first elected in 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:
John Harms 7,644 Green check mark transparent.png

See also

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References