It was an easy win for Governor Pete Ricketts in the Nebraska primary on Tuesday.
He held off a challenge by Krystal Gabel for the Republican nomination.
That sets Ricketts up for the November election where he’ll be a heavy favorite.
He’ll face state Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha, who defeated two other candidates for the Democratic nomination.
Republican Sen. Deb Fischer also notched an easy primary victory over four other GOP candidates.
Fischer will face Jane Raybould, a Lincoln city councilwoman who defeated three primary opponents for the Democratic nomination.
Voters in Dakota City overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for infrastructure improvements, primarily repairing and replacing fire hydrants.
Nebraska state Sen. John Murante has secured the Republican nomination for state treasurer and is all but certain to win the office in November. See results as they come in here.
Murante’s victory in Tuesday’s primary sets him on the path to replace current State Treasurer Don Stenberg, who is ineligible to run because of term limits. No Democratic or third-party candidates have filed to run.
Murante defeated financial adviser Taylor Royal, a former Omaha mayoral candidate who highlighted his experience in accounting.
Murante, of Gretna, was first elected to the Legislature in 2012 and was re-elected without a challenger in 2016. He has touted himself as a staunch conservative with endorsements from most of Nebraska’s top Republican officials, including Stenberg.
Former lab chemist Jessica McClure has won the Democratic nomination to run in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District. See results as they come in here.
McClure defeated Lincoln attorney Dennis Crawford in Tuesday’s primary election. She now faces incumbent U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who is seeking an eighth term and enjoys a significant fundraising advantage. Republicans