United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 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 has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

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.[3][4] He joins a growing list of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2014.


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Republican Party Ben Sasse-President of Midland University[5]

Republican Party Shane Osborn[6]

Republican Party Bart McLeay[7]

Republican Party Clifton Johnson[8]

Potential Democratic candidates

Potential Independent candidate

Potential Republican candidates



Republican candidate Ben Sasse has been endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Club for Growth, Rep. Paul Ryan and Dick Armey, the former House Majority Leader and former chairman of FreedomWorks.[13].[14][15]

Republican candidate Shane Osborn has been endorsed by FreedomWorks.[14]

Election history


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"


On November 4, 2008, Mike Johanns was elected to the United States Senate. He defeated Scott Kleeb (D), Kelly Renee Rosberg (Nebraska), and Steve Larrick (Green).[16]

United States 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

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