Nebraska Senate Candidates for Senator, NE Election Race 2014

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State Primary on May 15, 2014

Nebraska Senator Election Race

Republican Senator Candidates

Sid Dinsdale (R)
Clifton Johnson (R)
Bart McLeay (R)
Shane Osborn (R)
Ben Sasse (R)

Democrat Senator Candidates

Dave Domina (D)
Larry Marvin (D)

Other Senator Candidates

David Christopher Holcomb (Independent)
Jim Jenkins (Independent)
Todd Watson (Independent)

Nebraska Candidates for US Congress from NE

Nebraska Congress Candidates
Nebraska Congressional Candidates

District 1:
Jeff Fortenberry (R)
Dennis Parker (R)
Jessica Turek (R)
Dennis Crawford (D)

District 2:
Lee Terry (R)
Dan Frei (R)
Brad Ashford (D)
Mark Aupperle (D)
Steven Laird (Libertarian)
Andy Shambaugh (Libertarian)

District 3:
Adrian Smith (R)
Tom Brewer (R)
Mark Sullivan (D)




History of Nebraska. Information that every Nebraska Election Candidates for US Senate Should Know:

Area, 77,227 sq mi (200,018 sq km). 
Pop. (2000) 1,711,263, an 8.4% increase since the 1990 census. 
Capital, Lincoln. Largest city, Omaha. 
Statehood, Mar. 1, 1867 (37th state). 
Highest pt., 5,426 ft (1,655 m), Kimball Co.; lowest pt., 840 ft (256 m), SE corner of state. 
Nickname, Cornhusker State. 
Motto, Equality before the Law. 
State bird, Western meadowlark. 
State flower, goldenrod. 
State tree,cottonwood. 
Abbr., Nebr.; NE


Nebraska Senate Candidates 2014 News

Nebraska Sen. Johanns says he won't see re-election

INCOLN, Neb. –  U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014, saying he wants a "quieter time" to focus on his family following a busy political career that included stints as governor and President George W. Bush's agriculture secretary.

The Nebraska Republican announced that he was retiring from the Senate after one term. He said he and his wife, Stephanie, had decided that the time has come to end a 32-year career in public service that has spanned more than half of his life.

In an interview, Johanns rejected the notion that he was leaving because of heightened partisanship in the U.S. Senate.

"I've just always kind of had the attitude that you find ways to work together," Johanns said. "I know what the polling shows with Congress' approval ratings, and the anger and frustration that we all feel. But having said that, the people I worked with in the Senate were great. It wasn't frustration. This was just a decision that it's time."

Johanns, 62, joined the U.S. Senate in 2009 and did not appear to face any re-election threat. He served as agriculture secretary under Bush and was Nebraska's governor from 1999 to 2005.

The announcement came as a surprise to many GOP insiders. Several Republican office-holders praised Johanns for his collegiality and thoughtfulness in a deeply divided Washington. Johanns was a member of the "Gang of Eight" that tried to negotiate a federal deficit-reduction deal in 2011.

"I am personally grateful for Mike's leadership in the Senate and all he has done in helping to smooth my transition," said U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, a Republican who was sworn in for her first term in January. "His rare mix of strong leadership and warm collegiality has earned him the respect and admiration of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. While I am fortunate to have two more years to serve alongside him, I am sad to see Mike leave the Senate."

Johanns' decision to retire opens a new 2014 race in Nebraska, a solidly red state where Republicans hold all the congressional seats.

His departure could leave an opening for Republican Gov. Dave Heineman, who is leaving office in 2014 because of term limits. Heineman was courted by national party officials after Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson announced in 2011 that he was retiring. But Heineman declined to enter the race at the time, saying he wanted to focus on his work as governor.