The Green Papers: Nebraska 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 15 May 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 15 May 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 8:00a-8:00p CDT / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 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 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 8:00a-8:00p CST / 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 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.
 
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


2018 Elections from the Nebraska Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Lawrence D. "Larry" Marvin
FEC S8NE00141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,639; Dsb $3,615
  Candidate Democratic     Lincoln City Councilmember  Jane Michele Raybould
FEC S8NE00182; 30 Sep 17; Tot $140,763; Dsb $23,646
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
FEC S2NE00094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,762,761; Dsb $654,253

Class 2 Republican Senator  Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  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

Chair up for regular election 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.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Krystal Gabel
  Candidate Independent; (Republican)     state Senator Bob Krist
12 September 2017: Announced he would change his registration from Republican to Independent.
13 September 2017: Announced he want to form a "Unity Ticket".
17 July 2017: Planning to run as a 3rd Party candidate but has not stated which party. The "Unity", "Unification", and "Centrist" parties have been mentioned. [Running as an independent candidate requires more petition signatures to be placed on the ballot than a third party candidate. -Ed]

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

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

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dennis P. Crawford
FEC H4NE01163; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,686; Dsb $264
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica McClure
FEC H8NE01081; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,017; Dsb $2,157
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
FEC H4NE01064; 30 Sep 17; Tot $302,022; Dsb $102,068

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Donald John "Don" Bacon
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  John Bradley "Brad" Ashford
Previously elected to Congress in November 2014. Unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2016.

FEC H4NE02054; 30 Sep 17; Tot $138,707; Dsb $35,462
  Candidate Democratic     Kara Eastman
FEC H8NE02220; 30 Sep 17; Tot $100,361; Dsb $52,328
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Donald John "Don" Bacon
FEC H6NE02125; 30 Sep 17; Tot $753,249; Dsb $296,156

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Adrian M. Smith
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Gilbert Theobald
FEC H8NE03095
  Candidate Republican     Kirk Penner
FEC H8NE03087; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,100; Dsb $3,544
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Adrian M. Smith
FEC H6NE03115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $439,975; Dsb $499,493

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - 20 March 2017: Announced that he will not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     former State Board of Education Member Bob Evnen

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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer Don Stenberg
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  John Murante
  Candidate Republican     Taylor Royal

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

Seat up for regular election 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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Marijuana
  Unity
  Whig
Independents
  Independent: 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 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.


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Republican
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  Kearney Hub
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