2012 Nebraska Senate Race - Candidates, Debates and Primary Results

This page displays the information for the Nebraska senate race. This includes candidates, dates, and political views. The tables below show the candidates for the general election with an option to compare those candidates after the primary. This is followed by the primary candidates and the number of political views we have for each representative. Selecting one of these representatives takes you to the profile for this candidate and a full list of their political positions, speeches, and controversies.

2012 Nebraska Senate Race - General Election Candidates

General Election Candidates and Results
Nebraska senate election - class or district 1
PercVotesPartyCandidate
58.2%444319RDeb Fischer
41.8%318930DBob Kerrey
Election Information for Nebraska
Primary DateMay 15, 2012
General DateNovember 06, 2012
IncumbentBen Nelson
Incumbent StatusNot Seeking Re-election
Election ProjectionSolid Republican
Presidential Election2012 Election

2012 Nebraska Senate Race - Primary Election Candidates

Democrats - Primary Election
Republicans - Primary Election
Republican senate Primary Election in Nebraska - class or district 1
PercVotesCandidateViews
41%79028Deb Fischer7
36%69006Jon Bruning9
19%36043Don Stenberg11
3%5308Pat Flynn0
1%1578Spencer Zimmerman0
1%1268Sharyn Elander0

Debates

DatePartyDebateParticipants
September 28, 2012D, RKETV General Election DebateBob Kerrey, Deb Fischer
April 15, 2012RNebraska Taxpayers for FreedomDon Stenberg, Jon Bruning, Deb Fischer, and Pat Flynn
April 12, 2012RGering NebraskaDon Stenberg, Jon Bruning, and Pat Flynn
April 11, 2012RNorfolk DebateDeb Fischer, Pat Flynn, Don Stenberg, and Jon Bruning
April 07, 2012RTEA Party Patriots DebateDon Stenberg, Deb Fischer, and Pat Flynn
March 26, 2012RWashington County Republicans DebateDeb Fischer, Don Stenberg, Pat Flynn, and Jon Bruning (via skype)
February 11, 2012RRepublican Liberty Caucus DebateDeb Fischer, Pat Flynn, Don Stenberg, and Spencer Zimmerman

Important Dates

DateImportant Item
April 27, 2012Last day to register to vote in the May 15, 2012 primary election.
May 15, 2012Primary election date for the President, Senate, and House.
October 26, 2012Last day to register to vote in the November 6, 2012 general election.
November 06, 2012General election date - House, Senate, and President on the ballot.

Past Election Results

Election Results for Senate seat class 1 in Nebraska in 2012
Past Election Results - US Senate Seat Class 1 - Nebraska
Benjamin Nelson
64%
2006
36%
Pete Ricketts
Ben Nelson
51%
2000
49%
Don Stenberg
J. Robert Kerrey
55%
1994
45%
Jan Stoney
Bob Kerrey
57%
1988
42%
Dave Karnes
Edward Zorinsky
67%
1982
29%
Jim Keck