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2018 Nebraska elections

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A general election was held in the U.S. state of Nebraska on November 6, 2018. 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.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Republican Governor Pete Ricketts ran for re-election to a second term.[1] Republican state senator Bob Krist announced that he would give up his party affiliation and run for Governor as an Independent. [2]

Pete Ricketts defeated Bob Krist in the general election.

Attorney general

Incumbent Republican attorney general Doug Peterson ran for re-election to a second term.[3]

Omaha Attorney Evangelos Argyrakis, Democrat, also ran.

Peterson won the general election.[4]

Secretary of State

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State John Gale, who was appointed to the position in December 2000, has announced he will not run for re-election.[5]

Governing magazine projected the race as "safe Republican".[6]

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared
  • Bob Evnen, attorney and former member of the Nebraska State Board of Education[7]
Potential
Declined

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared
  • Spencer Danner, former head of the City of Omaha's Human Rights and Relations Department. He opposes voter ID laws, stating that the state should focus instead on modernizing the election system. [11]
Declined

State Treasurer

Incumbent Republican Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg is term-limited and is not eligible to run for re-election to a third term.

Republican primary

State Senator John Murante ran for the Republican nomination.[10] He faced off against Taylor Royal in the Republican primary.[12]

John Murante defeated Taylor Royal in the Republican primary, and ran unopposed in the general election.[13][4]

Auditor of Public Accounts

Incumbent Republican Auditor of Public Accounts of Nebraska Charlie Janssen ran for re-election to a second term.[14]

Public Service Commission

District 1

Nebraska Public Service Commission District 1 incumbent Republican Frank Landis, who was first elected in 1988, has not announced whether he will run for re-election to a sixth term.

District 3

Nebraska Public Service Commission District 3 incumbent Republican Tim Schram, who was first elected in 2006, ran for re-election to a third term.[15]

State Legislature

Nebraska's state legislature is unique among American states in that it is unicameral, meaning that it is only one chamber. Consisting of 49 legislative districts, the Nebraska State Legislature had 24 seats up for election in 2018.

United States Senate

Incumbent Republican senator Deb Fischer ran for re-election to a second term.[16] She faced Democratic challenger Jane Raybould.[17] Fischer defeated Raybould in the general election.[4]

United States House of Representatives

All of Nebraska's three seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2018.

In District 2, Republican Incumbent Don Bacon ran for re-election. Kara Eastman defeated Brad Ashford, who held the seat prior to losing to Bacon in 2016, in the Democratic primary.[18]

Don Bacon defeated Kara Eastman in the general election.[4]

References

  1. ^ Walton, Don (April 21, 2016). "Ricketts ties conservative goals to two terms". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Young, JoAnne. "Omaha Sen. Bob Krist announces his independent run for governor". Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ Duggan, Joe (August 30, 2017). "Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announces run for re-election in 2018". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Election 2018: GOP sweeps Nebraska's top races; Lincoln voters term-limit Beutler; Medicaid expansion wins". Lincoln Journal Star. November 7, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Hammel, Paul (March 21, 2017). "Longtime Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale won't run for re-election". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  6. ^ Jacobson, Louis (4 June 2018). "Secretary of State Races Are More Competitive and Important Than Ever". Governing. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  7. ^ Duggan, Joe (April 18, 2017). "Lincoln attorney Bob Evnen to run for Nebraska secretary of state, says he'd push for voter ID law". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c Walton, Don (March 20, 2017). "Senators may seek to succeed John Gale". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f Schulte, Grant (March 20, 2017). "Nebraska Secretary of State Gale Will Not Seek Re-Election". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Walton, Don (July 24, 2017). "Murante will seek state treasurer post". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Democrat Spencer Danner running for Nebraska Secretary of State". 8 February 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  12. ^ Hammel, Paul (May 23, 2017). "Taylor Royal's website says he's running for state treasurer, but he says it's not official yet". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "Support of prominent Republicans carries Murante to victory over Royal in state treasurer's race". Scottsbluff Star-Herald. BH News Service. May 16, 2018. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  14. ^ Duggan, Joe (June 28, 2017). "Nebraska State Auditor Charlie Janssen plans to run for re-election in 2018". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  15. ^ Hammel, Paul (June 23, 2017). "Nebraska Public Service Commissioner Tim Schram running for re-election". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  16. ^ Klecker, Mara (June 24, 2017). "Deb Fischer announces re-election plans, says national security, transportation will be priorities". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  17. ^ Morling, Roseanne. "Jane Raybould, a Democrat from Lincoln, will challenge U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer in 2018". Omaha World Herald.
  18. ^ "Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District election, 2018 - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 18 March 2018.

External links

Official Attorney General campaign websites
Official Secretary of State campaign websites
Official State Treasurer campaign websites
Official Auditor of Public Accounts campaign websites
Official Public Service Commission district 1 campaign websites
Official Public Service Commission district 3 campaign websites
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