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  NE US Senate - R Primary
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > Nebraska > Senate Class I
OfficeSenate
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline March 01, 2012 - 12:00pm
Polls Open May 15, 2012 - 06:00am
Polls Close May 15, 2012 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 03, 2013 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2019 - 12:00pm
Turnout 33.87% Registered 11.40% Total Population
ContributorJ.R.
Last ModifiedCrimson July 23, 2012 10:25pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/2006
NameBen Nelson Votes378,388 (63.88%)
Term01/03/2007 - 01/03/2013 Margin164,460 (+27.77%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/06/2012
NameDeb Fischer Votes455,593 (57.77%)
Term01/03/2013 - 01/03/2019 Margin122,614 (+15.55%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceNE US Senate 11/06/2012
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KEY RACE? 6.3333001137 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
08/23/2009 05/15/2012
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Jon Bruning 7 5 2 6
Deb Fischer 6 ------
Leaning Call: Jon Bruning (88.68%)
Weighted Call: Jon Bruning (70.21%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
01/26/2011 05/14/2012

CANDIDATES
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Name Executive Board Member Deb Fischer Attorney General Jon Bruning Treasurer Don Stenberg Pat Flynn Spencer Zimmerman Sharyn Elander  
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican  
Website [Website] [Website] [Website] [Website]  
Certified Votes79,941 (40.99%) 70,067 (35.92%) 36,727 (18.83%) 5,413 (2.78%) 1,601 (0.82%) 1,294 (0.66%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -9,874 (-5.06%) -43,214 (-22.16%) -74,528 (-38.21%) -78,340 (-40.17%) -78,647 (-40.32%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $0.00 $-- $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (11 from 5 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg34.88%-- 32.87%-- 14.88%-- 1.64%-- 0.64%-- 1.63%--  
Public Policy Polling (D) 
05/14/12-05/14/12
37.00% 25.0 33.00% 13.0 17.00% 1.0 2.00% 2.0 1.00% 1.0 1.00% 2.0
We Ask America 
05/13/12-05/13/12
39.00% 13.1 34.00% 8.2 18.00% 4.5 3.00% 1.0 2.00% -- 4.00% 0.6
Wenzel Strategies (R) 
05/13/12-05/13/12
35.00% 25.0 38.00% 10.0 16.00% 3.0 0.00% -- 0.00% -- 0.00% --
We Ask America 
05/06/12-05/06/12
25.90% 0.3 42.20% 12.4 22.50% 4.5 4.00% 2.7 2.00% 0.9 3.40% --
We Ask America 
05/06/12-05/06/12
25.60% -- 29.80% -- 18.00% -- 1.30% -- 1.10% -- 0.00% --
Public Policy Polling (D) 
03/22/12-03/25/12
12.00% 2.0 46.00% 9.0 18.00% 2.0 4.00% 2.0 0.00% -- 3.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
AENM Angry Russian
R Herman Cain [L]
R Peter Ricketts [L]
R Jeff Fortenberry [L]
  Omaha World Herald
R Rick Santorum [L]
R J.B. Van Hollen [L]
R Rob McKenna [L]
  Senate Conservatives Fund
LBT Smart
R Rand Paul [L]
  Club for Growth
 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 15, 2012 11:00pm Election Guide Fischer upsets Bruning, will face Kerrey  Article COSDem 
May 14, 2012 05:00pm News 2 polls, 2 results in Nebraska Senate race  Article COSDem 
May 13, 2012 04:10pm Endorsement Congressman Jeff Fortenberry Endorses Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate  Article COSDem 
May 13, 2012 04:00pm General Ricketts pays for anti-Bruning ad  Article COSDem 
May 13, 2012 04:00pm General Deb Fischer rides momentum in U.S. Senate race  Article COSDem 
May 12, 2012 04:00pm Speculative Could Fischer upset Bruning in Nebraska primary?  Article COSDem 

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