Nebraska Results!

Deb Fischer victory

From the Nebraska Secretary of State:

President (whole state)

Romney 60.49%
Obama 37.82%

U.S. Senate

Fischer (R) 58.18%%
Kerrey (D) 41.82%

(And everyone has pretty much called it for Fischer as of 10pm CST)

2nd Congressional District

Terry (R-I) 51.17%
Ewing (D) 48.83%

(OWH calls it for Terry at 11:12 pm CST)

100% Precincts Reporting


As noted by a reader:

Cherry County (100% reporting)
Fischer 77.91%
Kerrey 22.09%

Gee. Fischer’s neighbor’s didn’t seem to buy Kerrey’s #1 negative — nay, Kerrey’s ONLY — campaign issue against Deb Fischer.


  1. Anonymostly says:

    How much of western Nebraska has been counted, Allan? It might seem close now but you better believe when western Nebraska votes start rolling in, the race won’t be as tight.

  2. Anonymostly says:

    It’s nice to know that Nebraskans aren’t as stupid as Bob Kerrey was hoping they are. Now, Minnesotans, on the other hand …

  3. Some Thoughts says:

    Wow, what a long journey and tremendous finale! I remember when nobody gave Fischer a second thought as a real contender–including most in the Republican party!–and now here’s our girl, triumphant. It’s a wonderful thing to behold.

  4. Macdaddy says:

    It does not matter one bit what happened in Nebraska. The rest of the country voted and they think Obama and the Democrats are doing a fine job. They are fine with trillion dollar plus deficits every year. They don’t give a rats ass about a dead ambassador. They don’t care about entitlement reform. Everything is fine. Let the good times roll. We’ll “ask” the rich to pay a little more.

  5. RWP says:

    100% in: 57:42 Fischer.

    Nebraska is one sane spot in an insane country.

    Macdaddy: the 18-30 demographic just voted themselves a $20 tn bill. I will do my damndest not to help them pay it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’ll be offering up some new recipes on how to cook rich people. How would you like to have your goose cooked? How about with a nice Chianti and some fava beans?
    You guys can gloat over Debbie, but we’ve got Barry for four more years and a more Democratic Senate! Now go pout in the corner.

  7. RWP says:

    We have a more Republican House. You think you had deadlock in the last two years? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Obama scored a tactical victory, based on negative campaigning. The people who actually work in this country voted for Romney. The parasites voted for Obama.

    America is officially insane. We did the same thing again, hoping for a different result.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Well, RWP, we’ll just see how much love America has for obstructionists in another two years. I doubt they’ll be so generous to the GOP at that time.

  9. FromFlatWater says:

    I’m just out of the 18-30 age group. I’ll be paying that bill too!

    Here’s how the last four years have gone for me:
    Salary stagnant + expenses increasing = Never going to get far ahead. That’s without someone else paying for my birth control. I guess that expense will go down but not enough to make up for the others.

    It’s time to educate others. We’re up against the educational system and the MSM. We’ll need to work hard but we can do it!

  10. CC Music Factory says:


    Yeah, most of the people that voted that House majority in will have little trouble keeping them there. Obama better realize he needs to change his stance. Half of the country voted for the other guy, so he better understand a LOT of people didn’t like the direction he was taking the country. Otherwise, he will have to live with gridlock, because the Republicans aren’t budging.

  11. Lil Mac says:

    There was little skewing seen in the national polls. That punctures that theory. — Time will tell if we have nationally passed the point of no return without the fuel to reach greatness forward or back. If so, Huskers didn’t contribute to that tonight. Such is a source of pyrrhic pride, of course, for it hardly matters what seat we sitting are in when the engines conk out. — Now, onto my other theory that Bob Kerrey will stay in Nebraska and run a hot dog cart in the Old Market.

    Fischer’s numbers reflected her polling exactly. Despite the OWH endorsing Fischer, one wonders what the OWH’s pollster used to get Kerrey so close to Fischer. Magnets?

    Nebraskans put the boot to Ben Nelson, Bob Kerrey and Chuck Hagel, humbled Bruning and put a fork in Stenberg. That’s two Governors, three US Senators, two Attorney Generals, three lawyers and two war heroes. Fischer did that. Not bad for a rural school teacher. She walks into the Senate with a few scalps. She will do well there.

    The unsung hero of local GOP victories may be new State Sen. John Murante. As a Unicameral staffer, Murante redrew the LD map over a year ago, pushing 49 from the panhandle into Sarpy, which made NE 2D more GOP, causing the DNC to write off 2D as an electoral vote. That weakened Kerrey and Ewing. Sure Terry’s win in 2008 gave Dems pause. But it was Murante’s new map that changed the landscape.

  12. @Anon 1:09, seeing as the goal appears to be driving the car over the cliff, obstructionism seems like a really good idea. While Obama is happy to go ‘forward’ with the pedal to the metal, and with little concern about what actually lies ahead…the rest of use would prefer that we know where we’re going before we floor it.

  13. RWP says:

    Cutting up a massive spendthrift’s credit card is not obstructionism, it’s intervention.

    And I don’t see where gerrymandering comes into it, though it’s highly likely the anonymous coward doesn’t know what the word means.

    Money bills start in the House. You’ll get money bills. You just maybe won’t like them.

  14. Anonymous says:

    gerrymandering present participle of ger·ry·man·der (Verb)
    Manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class.
    Achieve (a result) by such manipulation: “a total freedom to gerrymander the results they want”.

    So RWP, I would say that moving western Sarpy county, which strongly went for Terry from CD 1 to CD2, is gerrymandering. Why don’t you stick to Chemistry, a subject I assume you are competent in.

    By the way, over 90% of economists believed that a fiscal stimulus with the resulting deficits was the correct call. The target unemployment number wasn’t reached, but that only shows the depth of the hole Bush & Co. had dug, not that the stimulus was unsuccessful. And it is was funny how you and your ilk ignored and ridiculed statisticians and polling and instead went with “gut feeling” in predicting a Romney victory. Good call! Hope you don’t operate the same way in your day job.

  15. RWP says:

    CD1 is a nice compact district. In fact, Nebraska law forbids gerrymandering in any real sense, since it has to respect county boundaries. So why don’t you stick to whatever it is you do, presumably unskilled.

    In science, when an experiment gives a negative result, you reach a conclusion. You don’t change your initial assumptions so the result will be redefined as positive. This is why we laugh at economists; two economists, three opinions, etc.

    As for polls; so Kerrey lost by 3 points, did he?

  16. Anonymous says:

    RWP, I assume you read the definition of gerrymandering. Tell me how the reconfiguration of Sarpy county does not fit the definition. The argument is not over the degree of gerrymandering, or how egregious it was, but just whether it happened. The only reason for swapping east and west Sarpy between CDs was to increase the number of Repubs in CD 2. This is why you are such a hack. Instead of ever admitting you are wrong, you muddy the argument or switch the subject.

    P.S. I never accepted that Kerrey poll as it was definitely an outlier. But anyone that still believed Romney would win after looking at aggregate polling is not a scientist, or even rational.

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