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Nebraska Secretary of State - Election Information

2002 Nebraska Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline for incumbents: 2/15/02, Filing Deadline for non-incumbents: 3/1/02, Primary: 5/14/02,
Last Updated: November 8, 2002
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 54% in '98, 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Solid Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Stu Rothenberg: Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican,
Ralston School Board president Stormy Dean (D) 27.5%, Mike Johanns (R) 68.7%, Paul A. Rosberg (Ne) 3.8%,
Lisa Rottach (SW/WI),
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov. Dave Maurstad (R) resigned 9/26/01
attorney Melany Chesterman (D) 27.5%, Dave Heineman (R) 68.7%, rancher Barry Richards (NE) 3.9%,
Attorney General, Donald Stenberg (R) not seeking re-election, D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney Mike Meister (D) 34.0%, St. Sen. Jon Bruning (R) 66.0%,
Secretary of State, Scott Moore (R) resigned,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
retiree Jay C. Stoddard (D) 29.7%, John A. Gale (R) 62.1%, businessman Tudor I. Lewis (L) 2.0%,
Joseph A. Rosberg (Ne) 6.2%,
Treasurer, David Heineman (R) barred from re-election,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Deputy St. Treasurer Loralee Byrd (R) 75.5%, Bob Sheckler (Ne) 24.5%,
Auditor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
'86 nominee David A. Wilken (D) 29.0%, Kate Witek (R) 63.7%, Kelly Renee Rosberg (Ne) 7.3%,
Senator, 56.2% in '96, 1st term, Pre-election Poll Numbers,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 20:1 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report's overview: Safe Republican, Peter Orvetti: Republican, Hotline Scoop's 6th Least Vulnerable Seat, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican,
base fisherman Charlie August Matulka (D) 14.6%, Chuck Hagel (R) 82.8%, businessman / '00 Congressional nominee John J. Graziano (L) 1.5%,
ex-software exec. Phil Chase (I) 1.1%,
1st Congressional District, 66.4% in '00, 12th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Douglas K. "Doug" Bereuter (R) 85.4%, '00 write in candidate / attorney Robert Eckerson (L) 14.6%,
2nd Congressional District, 66.1% in '00, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 3:1 Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Likely Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
businessman Jim Simon (D) 33.0%, Lee Terry (R) 63.3%, Dave Stock (L) 1.4%,
prof. Doug Paterson (G) 2.3%,
3rd Congressional District, 82.0% in '00, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Election's Odds: 100:1 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Ranking: Safe Republican,
No Democrat Tom Osborne (R) 93.2%, '98 & '00 nominee Jerry Hickman (L) 6.8%,

1. Link to Predictions:
Campaign & Election Magazine,
The Cook Political Report,
Congressional Quarterly,
D.C.'s Political Report,
Hotline Scoop,
Larry Sabato,
National Journal,
Peter Orvetti,
Roll Call,
Stu Rothenberg,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Nebraska Political Parties:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(Ne) = Nebraska Party
(R) = Republican Party
(SW) = Socialist Workers Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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