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Governor Pete Ricketts was re-elected to a second term in 2018 with 59% of the vote. He will be term-limited by the Nebraska Constitution in 2022 and cannot seek re-election for a third consecutive term.

In the Republican primary, a variety of candidates sought to succeed Ricketts, including state senator Brett Lindstrom,[ UNL Board of Regents member Jim Pillen, business executive Charles Herbster, and former Douglas County GOP chair Theresa Thibodeau. Although Herbster received the endorsement of former President Trump, he came in second to Pillen, who won the Republican nomination with a little over a third of the vote. Pillen’s running mate is Joseph P. Kelly, a former U.S. Attorney.

State senator Carol Blood is running as the Democratic nominee. Her running mate is former state senator Al Davis.Also running is the Libertarian nominee Scott Zimmerman, a businessman and comedian.

Source: Wikipedia

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Summary

Governor Pete Ricketts was re-elected to a second term in 2018 with 59% of the vote. He will be term-limited by the Nebraska Constitution in 2022 and cannot seek re-election for a third consecutive term.

In the Republican primary, a variety of candidates sought to succeed Ricketts, including state senator Brett Lindstrom,[ UNL Board of Regents member Jim Pillen, business executive Charles Herbster, and former Douglas County GOP chair Theresa Thibodeau. Although Herbster received the endorsement of former President Trump, he came in second to Pillen, who won the Republican nomination with a little over a third of the vote. Pillen’s running mate is Joseph P. Kelly, a former U.S. Attorney.

State senator Carol Blood is running as the Democratic nominee. Her running mate is former state senator Al Davis.Also running is the Libertarian nominee Scott Zimmerman, a businessman and comedian.

Source: Wikipedia

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Jim Pillen

Jim Pillen

Current Position: Veterinarian and Regent
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 Governor

Jim Pillen (born December 31, 1955) is an American businessman and Republican Party politician.

A livestock producer and veterinarian based in Columbus, Nebraska, he is a member of the Nebraska State Board of Regents and its former chair. Pillen is the Republican nominee for governor of Nebraska in the 2022 election.

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Carol Blood

Carol Blood

Current Position: State Senator for District 3 since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 Governor

Carol Blood (née Vacek, born March 5, 1961) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Nebraska. In 2016, she was elected to represent District 3 in Sarpy County in the Nebraska Legislature with 51.56% of the vote. In 2020 she was re-elected with 50.4% of the vote.

She is the Democratic nominee in the 2022 Nebraska gubernatorial election. Blood is a member of the Democratic Party, though elections to the Nebraska Legislature are officially nonpartisan.

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Wikipedia

The 2022 Nebraska gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the governor of Nebraska. Incumbent Republican Governor Pete Ricketts is term-limited and cannot seek a third term.[1]

Nebraska’s primary elections were held on May 10.

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominated

Eliminated in primary

Declined

Endorsements

Charles W. Herbster
U.S. Executive Branch officials
Statewide officials
State legislators
Organizations
Brett Lindstrom
U.S. Representatives
State legislators
Local officials
Organizations
  • Nebraska AFL–CIO (Republican primary only; co-endorsed with Blood)[34]
Jim Pillen
U.S. Representatives
Statewide officials
State legislators
Local officials
Organizations

Polling

Graphical summary
Poll sourceDate(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Charles
Herbster
Brett
Lindstrom
Jim
Pillen
Theresa
Thibodeau
OtherUndecided
WPA Intelligence (R)[A]April 30 – May 2, 2022500 (LV)± 4.4%26%16%31%8%19%
WPA Intelligence (R)[A]April 26–28, 2022505 (LV)± 4.4%23%20%24%7%2%24%
Data Targeting (R)[B]April 19–20, 2022858 (LV)± 4.9%26%28%24%6%16%
3D Strategic Research (R)[C]April 10–12, 2022500 (LV)± 4.4%23%27%27%6%5%12%
Moore Information Group (R)March 26–29, 2022206 (LV)± 7.0%23%19%10%5%9%[b]34%
KAConsulting LLC (R)[D]March 8–10, 2022600 (LV)± 4.0%27%17%18%3%35%
3D Strategic Research (R)[C]March 7–9, 2022500 (LV)± 4.4%30%20%23%3%6%18%
Data Targeting (R)[B]February 8–11, 20221,168 (LV)± 2.9%27%21%26%
3D Strategic Research (R)[C]September 2021– (LV)32%10%19%9%30%

Results

Results by county

  Pillen
  •   30–40%
  •   40–50%
  •   50–60%
  •   60–70%
  Herbster
  •   30–40%
  •   40–50%
  •   50–60%
  Lindstrom
  •   30–40%
  •   40–50%

Pillen, Herbster, and Lindstrom all won their respective home counties – Pillen won Platte County with 66.3% of the vote, Herbster won Richardson County with 55.7% of the vote, and Lindstrom won Douglas County with 39.5% of the vote. Lindstrom won the Omaha metropolitan area and came close to winning Lancaster County, home to state capital Lincoln, losing to Pillen by about 2.1%. Pillen and Herbster won parts of more rural Nebraska.[48] While Herbster won most of the Sandhills region, Pillen won most of northeastern Nebraska and counties along the I-80 corridor.[49]

Republican primary results
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Jim Pillen 91,459 33.9%
RepublicanCharles Herbster80,64229.9%
RepublicanBrett Lindstrom70,48726.1%
RepublicanTheresa Thibodeau16,4136.1%
RepublicanBreland Ridenour4,6821.7%
RepublicanMichael Connely2,8311.1%
RepublicanDonna Nicole Carpenter1,5330.6%
RepublicanLela McNinch1,1920.4%
RepublicanTroy Wentz7080.3%
Write-in1930.1%
Total votes269,947 100.0%

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominated

Eliminated in primary

Withdrew

Declined

Endorsements

Carol Blood
U.S. Representatives
Organizations

Results

Results by county:

  Blood
  •   50–60%
  •   60–70%
  •   70–80%
  •   80–90%
  •   90–100%
  Harris
  •   80–90%
Democratic primary results
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Carol Blood 88,802 87.0%
DemocraticRoy Harris11,26411.3%
Write-in1,5741.7%
Total votes100,066 100.0%

Libertarian primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Scott Zimmerman, businessman, comedian, founder of Z-Trak Productions and nominee for lieutenant governor in 2014[59]

Results

Libertarian primary results
PartyCandidateVotes%
Libertarian Scott Zimmerman 1,567 100.0%
Total votes1,593 100.0%

American Solidarity Party

  • Tyler Martin, Chairman and CEO of Adjuvance Technologies.[60]

General election

Predictions

SourceRankingAs of
The Cook Political Report[61]Solid RMarch 4, 2022
Inside Elections[62]Solid RMarch 4, 2022
Sabato’s Crystal Ball[63]Safe RJanuary 26, 2022
Politico[64]Solid RApril 1, 2022
RCP[65]Safe RJanuary 10, 2022
Fox News[66]Solid RMay 12, 2022
538[67]Solid RJune 30, 2022

Endorsements

Jim Pillen (R)
U.S. Representatives
Statewide officials
State legislators
Local officials
Organizations
Carol Blood (D)

Results

2022 Nebraska gubernatorial election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
RepublicanJim Pillen
DemocraticCarol Blood
LibertarianScott ZimmermanN/A
American SolidarityTyler MartinN/A
Total votes

Notes

  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  2. ^ “None” with 5%; Connely with 3%; Wentz with 1%; Carpenter and Ridenour with <1%; McNinch with 0%
Partisan clients
  1. ^ a b Poll conducted for Pillen’s campaign
  2. ^ a b Poll conducted for Neilan Strategy Group
  3. ^ a b c Poll conducted for Lindstrom’s campaign
  4. ^ Poll conducted for Herbster’s campaign

References

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2022 NE Governor Race

Governor Pete Ricketts was re-elected to a second term in 2018 with 59% of the vote. He will be term-limited by the Nebraska Constitution in 2022 and cannot seek re-election for a third consecutive term.

In the Republican primary, a variety of candidates sought to succeed Ricketts, including state senator Brett Lindstrom,[ UNL Board of Regents member Jim Pillen, business executive Charles Herbster, and former Douglas County GOP chair Theresa Thibodeau. Although Herbster received the endorsement of former President Trump, he came in second to Pillen, who won the Republican nomination with a little over a third of the vote. Pillen’s running mate is Joseph P. Kelly, a former U.S. Attorney.

State senator Carol Blood is running as the Democratic nominee. Her running mate is former state senator Al Davis.Also running is the Libertarian nominee Scott Zimmerman, a businessman and comedian.

Source: Wikipedia

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Carol Blood

Current Position: State Senator of District 3 since 2016
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 Governor

Carol Blood (née Vacek, born March 5, 1961) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Nebraska. In 2016, she was elected to represent District 3 in Sarpy County in the Nebraska Legislature with 51.56% of the vote. In 2020 she was re-elected with 50.4% of the vote.

She is the Democratic nominee in the 2022 Nebraska gubernatorial election. Blood is a member of the Democratic Party, though elections to the Nebraska Legislature are officially nonpartisan.

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Jim Pillen

Current Position: Veterinarian and Regent
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 Governor

Jim Pillen (born December 31, 1955) is an American businessman and Republican Party politician.

A livestock producer and veterinarian based in Columbus, Nebraska, he is a member of the Nebraska State Board of Regents and its former chair. Pillen is the Republican nominee for governor of Nebraska in the 2022 election.

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