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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

NEBRASKA

Race Summary

Governor    (1763 of 1765 precincts reporting)
Hoppner (D) 46%     Johanns (R) * 54%    
Measure 413    (1763 of 1765 precincts reporting)
Yes (I) 36%     No (I) * 64%    
House 01    (600 of 600 precincts reporting)
Eret (D) 26%     Bereuter (R) * 74%    
House 02    (445 of 445 precincts reporting)
Scott (D) 34%     Terry (R) * 66%    
House 03    (718 of 720 precincts reporting)
Barrett (R) * 1%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST


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TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: (OPEN) Gov. Ben Nelson (D), first elected in 1990, is term-limited. Former Senate Chief of Staff Bill Hoppner (D) will face Lincoln Mayor Mike Johanns (R).


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT/7 a.m. MT) to 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT/7 p.m. MT)


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SENATE AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Bob Kerrey (D); first elected 1988; next election in 2000.
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R); first elected 1996; next election in 2002.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

CD1 (East; Lincoln; Norfolk):
Don Eret (D); Doug Bereuter (inc.) (R)
CD2 (East; Omaha; Sarpy County suburbs):
Michael Scott (D); Lee Terry (R)
CD3 (Rural west; Grand Island; North Platte):
No Democratic candidate; Bill Barrett (inc.) (R)


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PRIMARY DATE

May 12

Primary results


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FILING DEADLINE

February 15 (for officeholders)
March 1 (for non-officeholders)


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STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

Total Number: 9

To Watch:
Measure 413: State Taxes
Would slow the growth of state and local government spending and cut taxes.


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PARTY CONTROL

Governor: Democrat
U.S. Senate: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican
U.S. House of Representatives: 3 Republicans
State Senate (unicameral): 49 (no party affiliation)


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STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

Senate: 24 seats up


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PARTY REGISTRATION

State Projected Voting Age
Population: 1,211,000 (1996)
Registered Voters: (7/3/98) 1,052,914

   Democrats:        387,669    37.20%

   Republicans:      515,292    49.45%

   Reform Party:         159    0.015%

   Nonpartisan:      138,863    13.33%  

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ELECTORAL VOTES

5


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PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

Dole won in 1996; Bush in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Nixon in 1960.

LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1964

PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

Dole 54%
Clinton 35%
Perot 11%

PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

Bush 46.6%
Clinton 29.4%
Perot 23.6%

PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

Bush 60%
Dukakis 39%

PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

Reagan 71%
Mondale 29%

PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

Reagan 66%
Carter 26%
Anderson 7%


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PAST EXIT POLLS

1992:

1994:

1996:


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TURNOUT

Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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DEMOGRAPHICS

Population: 1,652,000 (1996) (% of voting age population)

White: 94.7%
African American: 3.2%
Asian: 0.7%
Native American: 0.6%
Other/Undeclared: 0.8%

Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1.9% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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STATE TIDBITS

State Capital: Lincoln
State Nicknames: Cornhusker State, Beef State, the Tree Planter State

Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867, and has remained a wide-open, Great Plains region ever since, with its unique unicameral legislative body composed of 49 nonpartisan senators. While Nebraska has a Democrat for governor and a ranking Democratic senator, for half a century Nebraska has been one of the most Republican states in presidential elections and has had three Republican U.S. representatives since the 1960s. Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey sought the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination and may run again in 2000. In 1896, the Democratic presidential nominee was William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska.


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RELATED SITES

NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

Government:

Nebraska Secretary of State Home Page
http://www.nol.org/home/SOS/index.htm
Nebraska Election Administration
http://www.nol.org/home/SOS/Elections/election.htm
Nebraska Gov. Ben Nelson's Home Page
http://www.state.ne.us/gov.htm
Nebraska Unicameral Legislature Home Page
http://www.unicam.state.ne.us/index.htm

Media:

State Newspapers

Lincoln Journal Star
http://www.nebweb.com/news/

General Interest:

The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
The House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov/
The Senate
http://www.senate.gov/
Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
http://voter.cq.com/
Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html
Federal Election Commission
http://www.fec.gov/
Democratic National Committee
http://www.democrats.org/
Republican National Committee
http://www.rnc.org/
Project Vote Smart
http://www.vote-smart.org
Policy.com
http://www.policy.com/


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Updated: October 25, 1998



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