The Green Papers: Nebraska 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 9 May 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
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 9 May 2006 polling hours 8:00a CDT (1300 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 8:00a CST (1400 UTC) / 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 8:00p CST (0200 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
 

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Nebraska State and Local Government


NEBRASKA PRIMARY

Tuesday 9 May 2006

NEBRASKA PRIMARY Returns from an official source
NEBRASKA PRIMARY Results from a media source
NEBRASKA PRIMARY Results from another media source

The Democratic, Green, Nebraska, and Republican parties had ballot lines for all offices in this Primary. The primary ballot included a write-in line for each office. No Green Party nominees appeared on the ballot.

Contested STATEWIDE races:

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

  • for United States Senate (Class 1):
    • Republicans have nominated Pete Ricketts
  • for Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated David Hahn
    • Republicans have nominated Dave Heineman*
  • for Secretary of State:
    • Democrats have nominated Jay Stoddard
  • for Treasurer:
    • Republicans* have nominated Shane Osborn

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

  • CD 1:
    • Democrats have nominated Maxine Moul
  • CD 2:
    • Republicans have re-nominated Lee Terry*
  • CD 3:
    • Republicans have nominated Adrian Smith
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator E. Benjamin "Ben" Nelson
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 9 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Senator E. Benjamin "Ben" Nelson
  Elected Democratic 377,907 63.95% Senator E. Benjamin "Ben" Nelson
FEC: $6,066,750
  Candidate Republican 213,054 36.05% J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
FEC: $13,424,896
  Candidate Write-in     Dori Settles
Total 590,961 100.00%  

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

Chair up for election Republican Governor Dave Heineman
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Succeeded to the Governor's Chair upon the 20 January 2005 resignation of Governor Mike Johanns.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 9 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Governor Dave Heineman
  Elected Republican 434,802 73.44% Governor Dave Heineman
for Lt. Governor: Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy
  Candidate Democratic 144,624 24.43% David Hahn
for Lt. Governor: Steve Loschen
  Candidate Nebraska 8,894 1.50% Barry Richards
for Lt. Governor: Terry Richards
  Candidate By Petition 3,740 0.63% Mort Sullivan
for Lt. Governor: Ron Kellogg
Total 592,060 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election Republican Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy
Appointed: 24 January 2005 upon the ascention of Lt. Governor Dave Heineman to the Governor's chair.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (2 Renominated, 1 Open)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 9 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
  Elected Republican 118,803 58.35% Congressman Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
FEC: $1,144,271
  Candidate Democratic 84,801 41.65% Maxine B. Moul
former Lieutenant Governor

FEC: $995,381
Total 203,604 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Lee Terry
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 9 May 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Lee Terry
  Elected Republican 99,328 54.66% Congressman Lee Terry
FEC: $1,116,825
  Candidate Democratic 82,388 45.34% James Dennis "Jim" Esch
FEC: $412,554
Total 181,716 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman Thomas William "Tom" Osborne
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2006 (lost primary)
 Polls: Republican Adrian M. Smith
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 114,168 54.64% Adrian M. Smith
FEC: $1,259,119
  Candidate Democratic 94,771 45.36% Scott Michael Kleeb
FEC: $1,048,426
Total 208,939 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election Republican Secretary of State John A. Gale
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Appointed 2000 (upon the resignation of Scott Moore); first elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 9 May 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 336,328 61.30% Secretary of State John A. Gale
  Candidate Democratic 184,429 33.61% Jay C. Stoddard
  Candidate Green 27,908 5.09% Doug Paterson
Total 548,665 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election Republican Attorney General Jon Bruning
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1990, 1994, 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 9 May 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 476,682 100.00% Attorney General Jon Bruning
Total 476,682 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Lost
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
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 9 May 2006
  Elected Republican 405,169 76.47% Shane Osborn
  Candidate Nebraska 124,656 23.53% John H. Gathings
Total 529,825 100.00%  

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

Seat up for election Democratic Auditor of Public Accounts Kate Witek
First elected as a Republican: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Nominated by different party - Unsuccesfully ran for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor as Congressman Tom Osborne runningmate. Switched affiliation to the Democratic Party on 16 August 2006. Received the Democratic nomination on 19 August 2006.
  Elected Republican 289,759 53.29% Mike Foley
  Candidate Democratic 213,866 39.33% Auditor of Public Accounts Kate Witek
Received the Democratic nomination 19 August 2006: party statement. On 23 August 2006, Secretary of State John Gale determined that the state's "sore loser" does not allow the Democrats to place Ms. Witek on the ballot. On 11 September 2006 Lancaster County District Judge Paul Merritt Jr. ruled that Witek would appear on the ballot as a Democrat.
  Candidate Nebraska 24,036 4.42% Kelly Renee Rosberg
  Candidate Green 16,086 2.96% Steve Larrick
Total 543,747 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Nebraska (affiliate of Constitution): 3 candidates
Independents
  By Petition: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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