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2006 Nebraska Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
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: May 9, 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, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 7:3 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Republican, Chuck Todd: 2nd Least Vulnerable Governor, Tim Saler: Strong Republican Advantage,
attorney David Hahn (D) 91.5%, Glenn R. Boot, Jr. (D) 8.5%, ex-Lt. Gov. Dave Heineman (R) 50.5%, U.S. Rep. Tom Osborne (R) 44.2%, businessman David Nabity (R) 5.4%, rancher / '02 Lt. Gov. nominee Barry Richards (NE),
Attorney General, 66.0% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Jon Bruning (R),
Secretary of State, 62.1% in '02, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
retiree / '02 nominee Jay C. Stoddard (D) 67.8%, ex-St. Sen. / '98 Congressional nominee Don Eret (D) 32.2%, John A. Gale (R), Doug Paterson (G),
Treasurer, 75.5% in '02, Loralee Byrd (R) resigned on 1/6/04 during 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat ex-Navy pilot Shane Osborn (R) 63.4%, Ron Ross (R) 36.6%, John H. Gathings (NE),
Auditor, 63.7% in '02, 2nd term, Kate Witek (R) running for Lt. Gov.
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrats St. Sen. Mike Foley (R), '02 nominee Kelly Renee Rosberg (NE)
Senator, 51.0% in '00, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 10:9 Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leaning Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Leans Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Watch List, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Democratic, Chuck Todd: 10th most vulnerable Senator, Tim Saler: Weak Democratic Advantage,
E. Benjamin "Ben" Nelson (D), ex-Ameritrade COO J. Peter Ricketts (R) 47.9%, ex-Att. Gen. / '00 nominee Donald B. Stenberg (R) 35.8%, state party chair attorney David J. Kramer (R) 16.2%,
1st Congressional District, 54.2% in '04, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Republican,
Ex-Lt. Gov. Maxine B. Moul (D) 71.0%, James Wilson (D) 29.0%, Jeff Fortenberry (R),
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, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
ex-Chamber of Commerce dir. Jim Esch (D), Lee Terry (R) 83.6%, '98 candidate Steven Laird (R) 16.4%,
3rd Congressional District, 87.4% in '04, 3rd term, Tom Osborne (R) running for Governor
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Scott Kleeb (D), St. Sen. Adrian M. Smith (R) 38.9%, congressional aide John Hanson (R) 28.8%, Mayor Jay Vavricek (R) 27.7%, non-profit group dir. David Harris (R) 2.7%, teacher Douglas L. Polk (R) 1.9%,

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,
Tim Saler,

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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