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2006 Nebraska Congressional and Statewide Races
Filing Deadline for incumbents: 2/15/06, Filing Deadline for non-incumbents: 3/1/06, Primary: 5/9/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 9/1/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: December 2, 2006
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
Governor, 68.7% in '02, Mike Johanns (R) barred from 3rd term and appointed to Secretary of Agriculture, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Chuck Todd: 2nd Least Vulnerable Governor,
attorney David Hahn (D) 24.4%, ex-Lt. Gov. Dave Heineman (R) 73.4%, rancher / '02 Lt. Gov. nominee Barry Richards (NE) 1.5%,
Mort Sullivan (I) 0.6%,
Attorney General, 66.0% in '02, 1st term, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Jon Bruning (R),
Secretary of State, 62.1% in '02, 2nd term, next election in 2006
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
retiree / '02 nominee Jay C. Stoddard (D) 33.6%, John A. Gale (R) 61.3%, Doug Paterson (G) 5.1%,
Treasurer, 75.5% in '02, Loralee Byrd (R) resigned on 1/6/04 during 1st term, Ron Ross (R) defeated in primary,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat ex-Navy pilot Shane Osborn (R) 76.3%, John H. Gathings (NE) 23.7%,
Auditor, 63.7% in '02, 2nd term, Kate Witek (R) ran for Lt. Gov. with Osborne
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat,
Kate Witek (D) 39.3%, St. Sen. Mike Foley (R) 53.3%, '02 nominee Kelly Renee Rosberg (NE) 4.4%,
Steve Larrick (G) 3.0%,
Senator, 51.0% in '00, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Likely Democrat, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Likely Democratic, New York Times Ratings: Safe Democratic, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Clear Advantage Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Watch List, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Chuck Todd: 14th most vulnerable Senator, Scott Rasmussen's Balance of Power: Democrat,
E. Benjamin "Ben" Nelson (D) 63.9%, ex-Ameritrade COO J. Peter Ricketts (R) 36.1%,
1st Congressional District, 54.2% in '04, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican,
Ex-Lt. Gov. Maxine B. Moul (D) 41.7%, Jeff Fortenberry (R) 58.3%,
2nd Congressional District, 61.1% in '04, 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Republican,
ex-Chamber of Commerce dir. Jim Esch (D) 45.3%, Lee Terry (R) 54.7%,
3rd Congressional District, 87.4% in '04, 3rd term, Tom Osborne (R) defeated in Governor primary, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Evans & Novack's Outlook: Leans Republican, New York Times Ratings: Safe Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Republican Favored, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean Republican, Chuck Todd: 58th Most Vulnerable House Seat,
Scott Kleeb (D) 45.3%, St. Sen. Adrian M. Smith (R) 54.7%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
Roll Call Analysis,
National Journal's Chuck Todd,
Rothenberg Political Report,

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

(Ne) = Nebraska Party
- Affiliated with Constitution Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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