Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2008 Nebraska General Election

Nebraska

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US President & Vice President (Nebraska)
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John McCain - R
Websitewww.johnmccain.com
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Sarah Palin - R
Websitewww.palinforgovernor.com/
Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
55
Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
74
Chuck Baldwin - REF
Darrell Castle - CON
Cynthia Mckinney - G
Websitewww.runcynthiarun.org
Rosa Clemente - G
Bob Barr - L
Websitewww.bobbarr2008.com
Wayne Allen Root - L
Websitewww.rootforamerica.com/home/index.php
US Senate
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Mike Johanns - R
Websitewww.johanns.senate.gov/
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Scotty Kleeb - D
Websitewww.scottkleeb.com
Kelly Renee Rosberg - I
Websitewww.sos.state.ne.us
Steven R. Larrick - G
US House of Representatives
Member Of The U.S. House Of Representatives District One
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Jeffrey Fortenberry - R
Websitewww.supportfort.com
Max Yashirin - D
Websitewww.maxforcongress.com
Member Of The U.S. House Of Representatives District Three
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Adrian Smith - R
Websiteadriansmith.house.gov
46
Jay C. Stoddard - D
Websitewww.jaystoddard.org
Member Of The U.S. House Of Representatives District Two
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Jim Esch - D
Lee Terry - R
Websitewww.leeterry.com
55
Public Service Commissioner
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John S. McCollister
Websitevotemccollister.com/john-s-mccollister-announces-legislature-run-district-20
Anne Boyle - D
Doug Paterson - G
Websitewww.vote-usa.org
Nebraska Senate
Legislative District 1
Legislative District 3
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Scott Price - R
Websitenews.legislature.ne.gov/dist03
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Gail F. Kopplin
Legislative District 5
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Heath Mello
Websiteheathmello.com
37
Rebecca Barrientos-Patlan
Websitewww.voterebecca2017.com
Legislative District 7
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Jeremiah Nordquist
Websitewww.jeremynordquist.com
35
Christopher Moles
Legislative District 9
Legislative District 11
Legislative District 13
Legislative District 15
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Charlie Janssen - R
Websitenews.legislature.ne.gov/dist15
46
Richard B. Register
Legislative District 17
Legislative District 18
Legislative District 19
Legislative District 21
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James Arthur Jeffers
Ken Haar
Websitewww.kenhaar.com
74
Legislative District 23
Legislative District 25
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Travis A. Wagner
Kathy Campbell
Websitekathycampbell.org
70
Legislative District 27
Legislative District 29
Legislative District 31
Legislative District 33
Legislative District 35
Legislative District 37
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Galen Hadley
Websitesenatorgalenhadley.com
75
Legislative District 39
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Beau McCoy - R
Websitewww.votebeaumccoy.com
36
Rex J. Moats
Legislative District 41
Legislative District 43
Deb Fischer - R
Websitedebfischer2012.com
66
Legislative District 45
Legislative District 47
Legislative District 49
Referendums and Ballot Measures
AMENDMENT 1 A constitutional amendment to change the powers of municipalities relating to fund sources for economic or industrial development.
Notwithstanding any other provision in the Constitution, the Legislature may authorize any county or incorporated city or village, including cities operating under home rule charters, to acquire, own, develop, and lease real and personal property suitable for use by manufacturing or industrial enterprises and to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring and developing such property by construction, purchase, or otherwise. The Legislature may also authorize such county, city, or village to acquire, own, develop, and lease real and personal property suitable for use by enterprises as determined by law if such property is located in blighted areas as determined by law and to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring and developing or financing such property by construction, purchase, or otherwise. Such bonds shall not become general obligation bonds of the governmental subdivision by which such bonds are issued. Any real or personal property acquired, owned, developed, or used by any such county, city, or village pursuant to this section shall be subject to taxation to the same extent as private property during the time it is leased to or held by private interests, notwithstanding the provisions of Article VIII, section 2, of the Constitution. The acquiring, owning, developing, and leasing of such property shall be deemed for a public purpose, but the governmental subdivision shall not have the right to acquire such property by condemnation. The principal of and interest on any bonds issued may be secured by a pledge of the lease and the revenue there from and by mortgage upon such property. No such governmental subdivision shall have the power to operate any such property as a business or in any manner except as the lessor thereof.Notwithstanding any other provision in the Constitution, the Legislature may also authorize any incorporated city or village, including cities operating under home rule charters, to appropriate such funds as may be deemed necessary for an economic or industrial development project or program subject to approval by a vote of a majority of the registered voters of such city or village voting upon the question.A vote "FOR" this amendment will remove a requirement that cities and villages use only general tax revenue for economic and industrial development projects and programs.A vote "AGAINST" this amendment will keep the requirement that cities and villages use only general tax revenue for economic and industrial development projects and programs
INITIATIVE MEASURE 424 Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to prohibit the State, any public institution of higher education, political subdivision or government institution from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, individuals or groups based upon race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in operating public employment, education or contracting? Existing court orders are not invalidated, bona fide qualifications based on sex reasonably necessary to normal operation of public employment, education or contracting, and actions necessary to obtain federal funds through federal programs are permitted. A cause of action for violation is created. The amendment applies to actions after its adoption.
A vote "FOR" will amend the Nebraska Constitution to prohibit the State, any public institution of higher education, political subdivision or government institution from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, individuals or groups based upon race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in operating public employment, education, or contracting. Existing court orders would not be invalidated under the amendment. Bona fide qualifications based on sex reasonably necessary to normal operation of public employment, education or contracting, and actions necessary to obtain federal funds through federal programs would be permitted. A cause of action for violation would be created. The amendment would apply to actions after its adoption.A vote "AGAINST" will not cause the Nebraska Constitution to be amended in such a manner.
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