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Nebraska gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

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Nebraska Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
May 13, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Dave Heineman Republican Party
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Nebraska State Executive Elections
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The Nebraska gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Dave Heineman (R) is prevented, by term limits from seeking another term in office. Heineman's lieutenant governor, Rick Sheehy, was expected to run until a scandal erupted in February 2013 that resulted in Sheehy's abrupt resignation from office, effectively ruining his chances of winning election as governor in 2014. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

In Nebraska, gubernatorial nominees select their lieutenant governor running mate after the primary.[1]

Nebraska has a semi-closed primary system, meaning congressional primaries are closed; however unaffiliated voters may vote for a candidate of a particular party.

Candidates

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.


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Incumbent Gov. Dave Heineman is barred by term limits from seeking re-election in 2014.[12][13]. Heineman intended to enthusiastically back then-Lt. Gov Rick Sheehy, with whom he shared a winning ticket in both the 2006 and 2010 elections, as his successor, until [14]until Sheehy's resignation in Feb. 2012, causing a "deeply disappointed" Heineman to withdraw his support for his former second-in-command's campaign.[15] Days later, campaign donors reportedly began receiving refund checks in the mail, the final death knell for Sheehy’s foregone gubernatorial ambitions.[16]

With Sheehy, the previous front-runner, out of the running, other potential candidates emerged with renewed hope: A few weeks after Sheehy's resignation and subsequent withdrawal from the race, state Sen. Charlie Janssen declared his candidacy. Although he is a member of the non-partisan of the Nebraska Legislature, Janssen is running for governor on the Republican ticket.[17]

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