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Nebraska Secretary of State - Election Information

1998 Nebraska Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadlline: February 15, Primary: May 12
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, Benjamin Nelson (D) barred from 3rd term, 74% in '94
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
'90 cand./ex-Kerrey CoS Bill Hoppner (D), James D. McFarland (D), Luis R. Calvillo (D), Robb Nimic (D), Lincoln Mayor Mike Johanns (R), St. Auditor John Breslow (R), U.S. Rep. Jon Christensen (R), Lavern Bartels (R), Barry Richards (R), Frederick Lagergren (Rfm/WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov., Kim Robak (D) retiring
Visiting Nurses Association Executive Pam Bataillon (D), St. Sen. Dave Maurstad (R), Matt Butler (R), Elliott L. Rustad (R), John DeCamp (R), Kevin Fry (R), Bethann Dean (Rfm/WI),
Attorney General
attorney Pat Knapp (D), Donald Stenberg (R), Andrew L. Sullivan (L), Edward Neil (Rfm/WI),
Secretary of State
Kent Bernbeck (D), Scott Moore (R), Michaelle Miller (L), Don Hoppes (Rfm/WI),
David D. Tagart (D), David Heineman (R), micro-brewery owner Sam Spilker (Rfm),
Auditor, John Breslow (R) lost primary for governor,
ex-St. Energy Director / ex-journalist Kandra Hahn (D), St. Sen. Kate Witek (R), Steve Wacker (R), Gus Lieske (Rfm),
Public Service Commissioner
No Democrat Rod Johnson (R), Daniel G. Urwiller (R)
1st Cong. District, 70.1% in '96, 10th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
ex-St. Sen. Don Eret (D), Doug Bereuter (R),
2nd Cong. District, 56.8% in '96, John Christensen (R) lost primary for Gov. after 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
TV anchorman Michael Scott (D), Melvin Muhammad (D), John C. McCourt (D), Jess M. Pritchett (D), Omaha City Councilman Lee Terry (R), Steve Kupka (R), Pat Jones (R), Steven C. Laird (R), Brad Kuiper (R),
3rd Cong. District, 77.4% in '96, 4th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Bill Barrett (R), Jeremy Friedbaum (R), Jerry Hickman (L), Dwight Allen (Rfm/WI),

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

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