Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2010

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2010
Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2010
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Nominee Dave Heineman Mike Meister
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Rick Sheehy Anne Boyle
Popular vote 352,267 121,994
Percentage 74.3% 25.7%

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County results

Governor before election

Dave Heineman

Elected Governor

Dave Heineman

The 2010 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 to elect the Governor of Nebraska, who will serve a four-year term to begin in January 2011. Republican incumbent Dave Heineman won, defeating Democrat Mike Meister. Heineman easily won his party's nomination. Mark Lakers ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, but dropped out in July 2010.[1] Attorney Mike Meister was chosen as a replacement.[2]


Republican primary



Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Dave Heineman (inc.) 152,931 89.91%
Republican Paul Anderson 8,980 5.28%
Republican Christopher Geary 8,179 4.81%
Totals 170,090 100.00%

Democratic primary


  • Mark Lakers, businessman


Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Mark Lakers 57,463 100.00%
Totals 57,463 100.00%

Though Mark Lakers won the Democratic nomination for Governor, he dropped out of the race on July 2, 2010, due to a scandal involving campaign fundraising. Several donors listed on a campaign finance report denied ever giving money to Lakers, prompting criticism from both parties.[5]

After being forced from the race due to investigations by the Nebraska Attorney General's Office and the Nebraska Campaign Disclosure Board, Lakers pleaded guilty in September to falsifying his campaign finance reports. As part of the plea, Lakers admitted that 51 of the 80 pledges listed on his reports were false.[6]

Mike Meister, the Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Nebraska in 2002, was selected to replace him[7] and he selected Nebraska Public Service Commissioner and former Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Nebraska Anne Boyle as his running mate.[8]

General election


Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Meister (D)
Heineman (R)
Other Unde-
Rasmussen Reports (report) October 7, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 24% 66% 3% 6%
Rasmussen Reports (report) September 2, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 28% 61% 3% 8%
Rasmussen Reports (report) July 19, 2010 500 ± 4.5% 18% 71% 2% 8%


Nebraska gubernatorial election, 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dave Heineman (inc.) 360,645 73.90% +0.50%
Democratic Mike Meister 127,343 26.10% +1.64%
Majority 233,302 47.81% -1.13%
Turnout 487,988
Republican hold Swing

See also


External links

Official campaign sites

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