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.

The Freddie Gray case

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Campaign 2016 Email Updates

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!

Get Zika news by email

Please provide a valid email address.

You’re all set!
Show Comments
The Democrats debate Thursday. Get caught up on the race.
What to expect tonight
Tonight's debate is likely to focus on the concerns of African American and Latino voters. Clinton has focused in recent days on issues like gun control, criminal-sentencing reform, and the state of drinking water in Flint, Mich. Sanders has been aggressively moving to appeal to the same voters, combining his core message about economic unfairness with his own calls to reform the criminal-justice system.
South Carolina polling averages
The S.C. Democratic primary is Feb. 27. Clinton has a significant lead in the state, whose primary falls one week after the party's Nevada caucuses.
62% 33%
South Carolina polling averages
Donald Trump leads in the polls as he faces rivals Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz heading into the S.C. GOP primary on Feb. 20.
Fact Checker
Trump’s claim that his border wall would cost $8 billion
The billionaire's claim is highly dubious. Based on the costs of the Israeli security barrier (which is mostly fence) and the cost of the relatively simple fence already along the U.S.-Mexico border, an $8 billion price tag is simply not credible.
Pinocchio Pinocchio Pinocchio Pinocchio
Upcoming debates
Feb. 11: Democratic debate

on PBS, in Wisconsin

Feb 13: GOP debate

on CBS News, in South Carolina

Feb. 25: GOP debate

on CNN, in Houston, Texas

Campaign 2016
Where the race stands

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.