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2014 Nebraska elections

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A general election was held in the U.S. state of Nebraska on November 4, 2014. All of Nebraska's executive officers were up for election as well as a United States Senate seat, and all of Nebraska's three seats in the United States House of Representatives. Primary elections were held on May 13, 2014, for offices that require them.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Republican Governor Dave Heineman is term-limited and could not run for re-election to a third term.

Republicans Jon Bruning,[1] Tom Carlson,[2] Mike Foley,[3] Beau McCoy,[4] Pete Ricketts[5] and Bryan Slone;[6] Democrat Chuck Hassebrook[7] and Libertarian Mark G. Elworth, Jr. ran.

In Nebraska, gubernatorial nominees select their running mates after the primary elections. The Republican ticket, consisting of Pete Ricketts and Mike Foley, defeated the Democratic ticket of Chuck Hassebrook and Jane Raybould.

Attorney general

Incumbent Republican attorney general Jon Bruning did not run for re-election to a fourth term. He instead ran unsuccessfully for governor.

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared
Withdrew

Results

Nebraska Attorney General Republican Primary, May 13, 2014[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Peterson 67,578 35.65%
Republican Brian C. Buescher 48,316 25.49%
Republican Mike Hilgers 43,371 22.88%
Republican Pete Pirsch 30,321 15.99%
Plurality 19,262 10.16%
Total votes 189,586 100.00%

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Janet Stewart 47,159 72.28
Democratic Allan Eurek 18,087 27.72

Secretary of State

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State John A. Gale, who was appointed to the position in December 2000, ran successfully for re-election to a fourth full term in office.[17]

He was challenged by only Libertarian Ben Backus, an IT technician.[18] No Democrat filed to run for the office.

State Treasurer

Incumbent Republican Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg had considered running for governor or the U.S. Senate, but he decided to run for re-election to a second term.[19]

He faced Christopher Costello in the Republican primary.[20]

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Stenberg 171,227 84.99
Republican Christopher Costello 30,240 15.01

Democrat Michael J. O'Hara, former Omaha Public Power District Director, and Libertarian Michael Knebel also ran.[20]

Auditor of Public Accounts

Incumbent Republican auditor of public accounts of Nebraska Mike Foley did not run for re-election to a third term. He instead ran unsuccessfully for governor, instead becoming the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor.

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared
Withdrew
Declined
  • Mike Foley, incumbent auditor of public accounts (running for governor)[3]

Results

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charlie Janssen 92,304 56.65
Republican Larry Anderson 70,638 43.35

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Public Service Commission

One of the five seats on the Nebraska Public Service Commission was up for election. District 2 incumbent Democrat Anne C. Boyle, who was first elected in 1996, retired rather than run for re-election to a fourth term. The district is based in Omaha.[24]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared
Declined

Results

Democratic primary results[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Crystal Rhoades 5,705 43.46
Democratic Jim Esch 5,238 39.91
Democratic John Green 2,183 16.63

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared
  • John Sieler, member of the Nebraska State Board of Education[28]

United States Senate

Incumbent Republican senator Mike Johanns did not run for re-election to a second term. Republicans Sid Dinsdale,[29] Clifton Johnson,[30] Bart McLeay,[31] Shane Osborn[32] and Ben Sasse;[33] Democrats David Domina[34] and Larry Marvin[35] and Independents Jim Jenkins[36] and Todd Watson[37] ran.

Republican Ben Sasse defeated Democrat David Domina to win the seat.

United States House of Representatives

All of Nebraska's three seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2014.

References

  1. ^ Tysver, Robin. "Attorney General Jon Bruning to run for Nebraska governor". Omaha World-Herald. 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  2. ^ Walton, Don (July 12, 2013). "Sen. Tom Carlson enters governor race". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Walton, Don (September 5, 2013). "Foley pledges fiscally conservative governorship". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  4. ^ Walton, Don (August 23, 2013). "Sen. Beau McCoy enters GOP governor race". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ricketts Running For Governor". WOWT. September 8, 2013. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  6. ^ Cordes, Henry J. (December 15, 2013). "Bryan Slone joins the race to replace Dave Heineman". Omaha World-Herald. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  7. ^ Walton, Don (June 2, 2013). "Hassebrook will enter 2014 governor's race". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "Omaha Attorney Brian Buescher Announces Run for Attorney General". Nebraska.tv. February 20, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
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  10. ^ "Lincoln lawyer Doug Peterson to run for Nebraska attorney general". Omaha.com. February 5, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
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  14. ^ "Official Report – Primary Election – May 13, 2014" (PDF). Office of the Secretary of State of Nebraska. Government of Nebraska. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "At last minute, Lincoln lawyer Allan Eurek enters Democratic race for attorney general". Omaha.com. March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  16. ^ a b c "Unofficial Results: Primary Election - May 13, 2014". Nebraska Secretary of State. Archived from the original on August 4, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  17. ^ "Secretary of State Gale makes it official, announces re-election bid in North Platte visit". Omaha.com. June 26, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  18. ^ "Gering Libertarian to run for Secretary of State". kneb.com. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  19. ^ Martin, Brent (December 4, 2013). "Treasurer Stenberg to run for re-election, not governor or Senate (AUDIO)". Nebraska Radio Network. Retrieved December 4, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ a b "Candidate Filings" (PDF). Nebraska SOS. March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  21. ^ "Republican Larry Anderson enters Neb. auditor race". The Washington Times. February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  22. ^ "Ballot gets new rewrite as Charlie Janssen files for auditor". Omaha.com. February 19, 2014. Archived from the original on February 20, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  23. ^ "Lincoln Sen. Amanda McGill to run for state auditor". Omaha.com. January 2, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  24. ^ "Nebraska Public Service Commission: Crystal Rhoades wins Democratic nod to face John Sieler". Omaha.com. May 14, 2014. Archived from the original on May 15, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  25. ^ "Democrat Jim Esch says he has 'righted the ship' after rough patch". Omaha.com. January 19, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
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  27. ^ "Unofficial Results: Primary Election - May 13, 2014". Nebraska Secretary of State. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  28. ^ "Nebraska Public Service Commission seat hot ticket for Dems". Omaha.com. January 14, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  29. ^ Tysver, Robynn (September 16, 2013). "Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale enters the U.S. Senate race". Omaha World-Herald. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  30. ^ Walton, Don (December 11, 2013). "New Senate candidate voices tea party values". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  31. ^ Tysver, Robynn (July 1, 2013). "Attorney Bart McLeay to run for Nebraska U.S. Senate seat". Omaha World-Herald. Archived from the original on July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
  32. ^ Walton, Don (June 2, 2013). "Shane Osborn enters GOP Senate race". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
  33. ^ Beck, Margery A. (July 23, 2013). "University president Sasse files for US Senate". SF Gate. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  34. ^ Duggan, Joe (January 19, 2014). "Omaha attorney David Domina first Democrat in Nebraska U.S. Senate race". Omaha World-Herald. Archived from the original on February 14, 2014. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  35. ^ Rickerl, Stephen (October 9, 2013). "Marvin, Fremont Democrat, will seek U.S. Senate seat". Fremont Tribune. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  36. ^ "Nebraska rancher, restaurateur Jim Jenkins to run for US Senate". Washington Examiner. October 23, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
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