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Revision as of 08:27, 10 April 2014



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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Nebraska

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
May 13, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Ben Sasse Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Johanns Republican Party
Mike Johanns.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]


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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Nebraska will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 3, 2014
May 13, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Nebraska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. A blanket primary system is used for the nonpartisan legislature and some other statewide races while congressional primary elections are closed.[3]

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by either April 25, 2014, by mail or carrier, or by May 2, 2014, in person. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 17, 2014.[4]

See also: Nebraska elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mike Johanns (R). Johanns was first elected in 2008. He announced in February 2013 that he would not seek re-election in 2014.[5][6] He joins a growing list of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2014.

Candidates

General election candidates


May 13, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Independent candidates

Declined to run

Failed to file


Polls

Republican primary

Republican primary candidates
Poll Sid Dinsdale Ben SasseShane OsbornBart McLeayOther/UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Strategic National
May 7-8, 2014
23%34%20%8%14.5%+/-4.9500
NSON Opinion Strategy
April 16-20, 2014[19]
12.8%29.2%26.8%3.3%27.9%+/-5400
Conservative Intel/Harper Poll of Nebraska
February 5, 2014
13.10%29.03%30.44%4.25%23.19%+/-4565
AVERAGES 16.3% 30.74% 25.75% 5.18% 21.86% +/-4.63 488.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

General election

Ben Sasse vs. Dave Domina
Poll Ben Sasse Dave DominaOther candidateUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports (April 7-8, 2014)
52%27%5%16%+/-4%750
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Endorsements

See also: Contested primaries in U.S. Congressional elections, 2014
Nebraska Senate Republican Contested Primary
Endorsement/Contribution Shane Osborn Ben Sasse Bart McLeay Sid Dinsdale Clifton Johnson
Senate Conservatives Fund October 22, 2013
Club for Growth November 7, 2013
FreedomWorks** November 11, 2013 March 28, 2014
Dick Armey November 14, 2013
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) November 21, 2013
National Review January 10, 2014
Erick Erickson January 17, 2014
Mark Levin January 17, 2014
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) February 10, 2014
Gun Owners for America February 12, 2014
Concerned Women for America February 19, 2014
Family Research Council February 21, 2014
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) March 4, 2014
Phyllis Schlafly March 4, 2014
Sarah Palin March 13, 2014
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund April 17, 2014
Ted Cruz April 23, 2014
Tea Party Express May 06, 2014

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Election history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Deb Fischer won election to the United States Senate. She defeated Bob Kerrey and Russell Anderson in the general election.

U.S. Senate, Nebraska General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDeb Fischer 57.8% 455,593
     Democratic Bob Kerrey 42.2% 332,979
Total Votes 788,572
Source: Nebraska Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2008

On November 4, 2008, Johanns was elected to the United States Senate. He defeated Scott Kleeb (D), Kelly Renee Rosberg (Nebraska) and Steve Larrick (Green).[24]

U.S. Senate, Nebraska General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Johanns 57.5% 455,854
     Democratic Scott Kleeb 40.1% 317,456
     Nebraska Kelly Renee Rosberg 1.4% 11,438
     Green Steven R. Larrick 1% 7,763
Total Votes 792,511

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 Senate Race Ratings for August 22, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 Senate Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Nebraska Secretary of State Website, "Voter Information Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. NY Times.com "Republican Senator From Nebraska Won’t Run in 2014" February 18, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 NBC News, "Johanns on Senate retirement: 'Time to close this chapter,'" accessed February 18, 2013
  7. Watchdog.org, "Sasse jumping in Senate race," accessed August 19, 2013
  8. Journal Star, "Shane Osborn launches Senate campaign," accessed July 15, 2013
  9. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 5, 2014
  10. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 5, 2014
  11. Campaign website, "Home," accessed December 11, 2013
  12. Nebraska Watchdog, "Democrat enters Nebraska U.S. Senate race," accessed January 21, 2014
  13. Nebraska Secretary of State, "Statewide Candidate List for May 13, 2014 Primary Election," accessed May 11, 2014
  14. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 27, 2014
  15. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 27, 2014
  16. Omaha World-Herald, "Dave Heineman weighs Senate bid," accessed February 18, 2013
  17. Candidate Website, "Intro," accessed January 14, 2014
  18. Nebraska Secretary of State, "Statewide Candidate List," accessed October 6, 2014
  19. The Hill, "Poll: Nebraska Senate GOP primary a dead heat," accessed May 5, 2014
  20. FreedomWorks, "FreedomWorks PAC Withdraws Osborn Support, Endorses Ben Sasse in Nebraska Senate Race," accessed March 28, 2014
  21. Omaha.com, "Senate hopeful Ben Sasse picks up endorsement of ex-House Majority Leader Dick Armey," accessed November 15, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 Watchdog.org, "FreedomWorks endorses Osborn for Senate," accessed November 13, 2013
  23. Roll Call, "Rep. Paul Ryan Gives Support to Ben Sasse in Nebraska Senate Race," accessed November 19, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013