Steven P. Lustgarten

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Steven P. Lustgarten
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Nebraska
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Steven P. Lustgarten was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Nebraska. He was defeated by Bob Kerrey in the May 15, 2012, primary.[1]


Lustgarten was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and moved to Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 3. Upon graduation from Burke High School in 1969, he attended Wayne State College for one year. In 1973, he suspended his educational pursuits and became a reporter for the Alliance Times Herald. Later, he embarked to Oregon to attend Portland State University, where he focused on communications studies. With the aid of a 1983 Academy Award, Lustgarten started his film career in Los Angeles. In 1991, he established his own film and video distribution company, LEO films. He worked on then candidate Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign in Nebraska, where he has since started another video production company.[2]



See also: United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 2012

Lustgarten ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Nebraska. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket, but he was defeated by Bob Kerrey in the May 15, 2012, primary.[3]

Primary results

The primary took place on June 5, 2012.[4]

US Senate - Nebraska Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Kerrey 81% 66,586
Chuck Hassebrook 12% 9,886
Steven P. Lustgarten 2.6% 2,177
Larry Marvin 2.5% 2,076
Sherman Yates 1.8% 1,500
Total Votes 82,225

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