The Green Papers: Nebraska 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,831,825 (0.59% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
Capital:Lincoln
 

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Nebraska State and Local Government

Nebraska 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


8 January 2015: A bill, LB10, to change Nebraska's Electoral College to winner-take-all was introduced by Senator Beau McCoy.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
FEC S2NE00094

Class 2 Republican Senator Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
FEC S4NE00090

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (2 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
FEC H4NE01064; 30 Sep 15; Tot $315,803; Dsb $107,481

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Brad Ashford
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Brad Ashford
FEC H4NE02054; 30 Sep 15; Tot $626,516; Dsb $183,370
  Candidate Republican     Dirk Edward Arneson
FEC H6NE02141
  Candidate Republican     Donald John "Don" Bacon
FEC H6NE02125
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Chip Maxwell
FEC H4NE02120; 30 Sep 15; Tot $19,882; Dsb $9,158
  Candidate Republican     Cory Scott Van Blarcom
FEC H6NE02133

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Adrian M. Smith
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Adrian M. Smith
FEC H6NE03115; 30 Sep 15; Tot $491,380; Dsb $317,707

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State John A. Gale
Appointed 2000 (upon the resignation of Scott Moore); first elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Doug Peterson
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Don Stenberg
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Auditor of Public Accounts Charlie Janssen
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

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): 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Marijuana
  Unity
  Whig
 
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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Nebraska Constitution
Election Authority
  Nebraska Secretary of State
  Nebraska Secretary of State - Election Administration
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Nebraska Revised Statutes
  Nebraska Unicameral Legislature
Democratic
  Nebraska Democratic Party
Republican
  Nebraska Republican Party
Third Party
  Justice Party of Nebraska
  Libertarian Party of Nebraska
  Marijuana Party of Nebraska
  Nebraska Chapter of The Modern Whig Party
  Nebraska Green Party
  The Unity Party of Nebraska
Media & others
  Alliance Times-Herald
  Columbus Telegram
  DMOZ - Nebraska
  Fremont Tribune
  Grand Island Independent
  Kearney Hub
  KETV - ABC - Omaha
  KMTV - CBS - Omaha
  Lexington Clipper-Herald
  Lincoln Journal Star
  McCook Daily Gazette
  Norfolk Daily News
  North Platte Telegraph
  Omaha World-Herald
  Politics1.com - Nebraska
  The Beatrice Daily Sun

 


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History
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