The Green Papers: Nebraska 2004 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 11 May 2004
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
2000 Census:1,715,369 (0.61% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):1,234,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):1,085,217
Capital:Lincoln
Tuesday 11 May 2004 polls close 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
Tuesday 2 November 2004 polls close 8:00p CST (0200 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
 

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Nebraska State and Local Government

Nebraska 2004 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions: Democrats   Republicans   Third Parties

           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2004. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 5 (The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes in each of the 3 Congressional Districts receives that district's elector.), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors. List of States: Details.
Up for election in 2004
  Elected Republican 512,814 65.90% President George W. Bush
(5 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Vice President Richard "Dick" Cheney
Renominated by Convention - 2 September 2004
  Candidate Democrat 254,328 32.68% Senator John Kerry
Vice President: Senator John Edwards
  Candidate By Petition 5,698 0.73% Ralph Nader
Vice President Peter Miguel Camejo
  Candidate Libertarian 2,041 0.26% Michael Badnarik
Vice President: Richard Campagna
  Candidate Nebraska 1,314 0.17% Michael Anthony Peroutka
Vice President: Chuck Baldwin
  Candidate Green 978 0.13% David Keith Cobb
Vice President: Patricia Helen "Pat" LaMarche
  Candidate --scatter-- 931 0.12% Write-In
  Candidate By Petition 82 0.01% Roger Calero
Vice President: Arrin Hawkins
Socialist Workers
Roger Calero is constitutionally ineligible for the office of President because he is not a U.S. Citizen (Article II, Section 1, U.S. Constitution).

The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes in each Congressional District receives that district's elector.

 BADNARIKBUSHCOBBCALEROKERRYNADERPEROUTKAWrite-In
District 1656169,8884533096,3142,025405?
District 2813153,0412612397,8581,731305?
District 3572189,8852642960,1561,942604?
Statewide2,041512,81497882254,3285,6981,314931
Total 778,186 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 108th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1   Democrat   Senator Ben Nelson
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Class 2   Republican   Senator Chuck Hagel
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

    Republican   Governor Mike Johanns
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
2 December 2004: Nominated to be U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

    Republican   Lieutenant Governor Dave Heineman
Appointed: 2001; first elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

108th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2004, 2006. No Term Limit. 108th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republicans (2 Renominated);
1 Vacancy

CD 1
Seat up for election
  Republican   [vacant office]
First elected: 1978
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Vacant Office - Republican Congressman Doug Bereuter resigned from the House of Representatives effective at the close of business on 31 August 2004. On 16 December 2003 the congressman announced that he would not seek re-election in 2004.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 143,756 54.23% Jeff Fortenberry
  Candidate Democrat 113,971 43.00% Matt Connealy
  Candidate Green 7,345 2.77% Steven R. Larrick
Total 265,072 100.00%  

CD 2
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Lee Terry
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 11 May 2004 - Primary
  Elected Republican 152,608 61.10% Congressman Lee Terry
  Candidate Democrat 90,292 36.15% Nancy Thompson
  Candidate Libertarian 4,656 1.86% Jack Graziano
  Candidate Green 2,208 0.88% Dante Salvatierra
Total 249,764 100.00%  

CD 3
Seat up for election
  Republican   Congressman Tom Osborne
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2004
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2004
Renominated - 11 May 2004 - Primary
  Elected Republican 218,751 87.45% Congressman Tom Osborne
  Candidate Democrat 26,434 10.57% Donna J. Anderson
  Candidate Nebraska 3,396 1.36% Joseph A. Rosberg
  Candidate Green 1,555 0.62% Roy Guisinger
Total 250,136 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Republican   Secretary of State John A. Gale
Appointed 2000 (upon the resignation of Scott Moore); first elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Republican   Attorney General Jon Bruning
First elected: 1990, 1994, 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Republican   Treasurer Ron Ross
Appointed January 2004 by Governor Johanns to fill the unexpired term of Lorelee Byrd (Republican) who resigned in December 2003
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

    Republican   Auditor of Public Accounts Kate Witek
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

 


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