The Washington Post

Nebraska Election Results 2012: Fisher beats Kerrey for Senate seat; Terry tops Ewing in House race

Here is a summary of the election results in Nebraska: (View full map)


Mitt Romney won the state of Nebraska, outpolling Obama by a solid margin, according to the Associated Press. The state is not a winner-take-all, so the electoral votes can be divided. Based on the results, Romney won at least four of the state’s five electoral votes. The president won a single electoral vote in Nebraska in 2008.


Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer (R) defeated Democratic opponent and former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey to grab a Senate seat from Democrats. The GOP made a major effort to win the seat after Sen. Ben Nelson (D) announced he would retire. Fischer, who criticized her opponent for spending the past decade in New York City, held a dominant lead throughout most of the election. Kerrey, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and former Nebraska governor, lost by a wide margin despite picking up a late endorsement from former Republican senator Chuck Hagel.


In the 2nd District, Rep. Lee Terry (R) defeated Democratic challenger and fellow Omaha native John Ewing in a close race.

More from PostPolitics:

- For full coverage of Election Night breaking news, including reporting from swing states around the country, follow The Post’s Election 2012 liveblog.

- The Grid aggregates the best multimedia, and commentary from across the social web in a clean, simple display.

- Updated election results on a county-by-county basis are available on the The Post’s election day map. Sort through the Senate, House, Gubernatorial, and Presidential election results.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Video curated for you.

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.