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Nebraska Primary Results -- May 12, 1998

By Congressional Quarterly


 Candidate                                         Votes    %
    Hometown         Age Occupation
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                           GOVERNOR

*Bill Hoppner (D)                                 69,135  66.4%
    Lincoln          48  Former Senate chief of staff
 James D. McFarland (D)                           32,012  30.8%
    Lincoln          51  Former state legislator
 Robb Nimic (D)                                    1,586   1.5%
    Lincoln          47  Carpenter
 Luis Calvillo (D)                                 1,341   1.3%
    Scottsbluff      62  Former service station attendant

*Mike Johanns (R)                                 83,110  40.4%
    Lincoln          47  Mayor
 John Breslow (R)                                 61,118  29.7%
    Lincoln          48  State auditor
 John Christensen (R)                             57,933  28.1%
    Omaha            35  U.S. representative
 Barry Richards (R)                                1,875    .9%
    Hayes Center     40  Rancher farmer
 Lavern Bartels (R)                                1,838    .9%
    Tecumseh         62  Farmer; fence business owner


                       HOUSE DISTRICT 1
                  (East -- Lincoln; Norfolk)

*Don Eret (D)                                        Unopposed
    Dorchester       66  Farmer

*Doug Bereuter (R)                                   Unopposed
    Cedar Bluffs     58  Incumbent


                       HOUSE DISTRICT 2
            (East -- Omaha; Sarpy County suburbs)

*Michael Scott (D)                                20,251  65.1%
    Omaha            43  Former television anchor
 John C. McCourt (D)                               4,967  16.0%
    Omaha            73  Retired race-track worker
 Jess M. Pritchett (D)                             4,823  15.5%
    Omaha            55  Consumer protection consultant
 **Melvin Muhammad (D)                             1,054   3.4%
    Omaha                Social worker

*Lee Terry (R)                                    22,059  40.1%
    Omaha            36  City council member
 Steve Kupka (R)                                  16,485  29.9%
    Omaha            37  Mayoral aide; lawyer
 Brad Kuiper (R)                                  14,523  26.4%
    Gretna           48  Small business owner
 Pat Jones (R)                                     1,508   2.7%
    Bellevue         57  School board president
 Steven C. Laird (R)                                 491    .9%
    Omaha            29  Programmer analyst


                       HOUSE DISTRICT 3
          (Rural West -- Grand Island; North Platte)

 No Democratic candidate

*Bill Barrett (R)                                    Unopposed
    Lexington        69  Incumbent

* = Nominee
**= Withdrew from election.
# = Will meet in runoff.

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