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United States Senate election in Nebraska, 2008

United States Senate election in Nebraska, 2008

November 4, 2008

 
Nominee Mike Johanns Scott Kleeb
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 455,854 317,456
Percentage 57.5% 40.1%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Chuck Hagel
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Johanns
Republican

The 2008 United States Senate election in Nebraska was held on November 4, 2008. The primary elections was held on May 13. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel decided to retire instead of seeking a third term. Republican Mike Johanns won the open seat.

Contents

  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Green primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • Nebraska primary 3
    • Candidates 3.1
    • Results 3.2
  • Republican primary 4
    • Candidates 4.1
    • Results 4.2
  • General election 5
    • Candidates 5.1
    • Predictions 5.2
    • Polling 5.3
    • Results 5.4
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Scott Kleeb 65,582 68.37%
Democratic Tony Raimondo 24,141 25.17%
Democratic James Bryan Wilson 3,224 3.36%
Democratic Larry Marvin 2,672 2.79%
Totals 95,919 100.00%

Green primary

Candidates

  • Steve Larrick

Results

Green Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Steve Larrick 123 100.00%
Totals 123 100.00%

Nebraska primary

Candidates

  • Kelly Renee Rosberg

Results

Nebraska Party primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Nebraska Barry Richards 209 100.00%
Totals 209 100.00%

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Johanns 112,191 78.61%
Republican Pat Flynn 31,560 22.11%
Totals 143,751 100.00%

General election

Candidates

Predictions

Prior to the election, CQ Politics rated this race as 'Republican Favored'.[5] The Cook Political Report considered it 'Likely Republican'.[6] The Rothenberg Political Report considered it a 'Safe Republican'.[7]

Polling

Poll Source Dates administered Kleeb Johanns
Rasmussen Reports September 30, 2008 38% 52%
Rasmussen Reports July 28, 2008 34% 60%
Rasmussen Reports June 23, 2008 33% 60%
Research 2000/Daily Kos May 19-May 21, 2008 31% 58%
Rasmussen Reports May 15, 2008 40% 55%
Research 2000/Daily Kos November 12-November 14, 2007 28% 59%

Results

2008 Nebraska U.S. Senate general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Johanns 455,854 57.5 -25.2
Democratic Scott Kleeb 317,456 40.1 +25.5
Nebraska Kelly Renee Rosberg 11,438 1.4 n/a
Green Steve Larrick 7,763 1.0 n/a
Majority 138,398
Turnout 792,511
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2008/pdf/2008%20primary%20official%20results.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2008/pdf/2008%20primary%20official%20results.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2008/pdf/2008%20primary%20official%20results.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/2008/pdf/2008%20primary%20official%20results.pdf
  5. ^ Race Ratings Chart: Senate CQ Politics
  6. ^ 2008 Senate Race Ratings The Cook Political Report, October 9, 2008
  7. ^ 2008 Senate Ratings The Rothenberg Political Report, September 29, 2008

External links

  • Elections from the Nebraska Secretary of State
  • U.S. Congress candidates for Nebraska at Project Vote Smart
  • Nebraska, U.S. Senate from CQ Politics
  • Nebraska U.S. Senate from OurCampaigns.com
  • Nebraska U.S. Senate race from 2008 Race Tracker
  • Campaign contributions from OpenSecrets.org
  • Johanns (R) vs Kleeb (D) graph of multiple polls from Pollster.com
  • Official campaign websites
    • Mike Johanns, Republican nominee
    • Scott Kleeb, Democratic nominee
    • Steve Larrick, Green nominee
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