Top Nebraska races
Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts and Sen. Deb Fischer cruised to re-election Tuesday, toppling Democratic challengers Bob Krist and Jane Raybould.
And Nebraska’s three incumbent GOP congressmen joined them to once again paint the state’s top offices fully red, with Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith scoring early victories over Democrats Jessica McClure and Paul Theobald in districts 1 and 3.
The race between Rep. Don Bacon and Kara Eastman in the Omaha-centric 2nd District waged slightly longer, but by midnight, Bacon had claimed victory.
However, Democrats and others who backed a statewide initiative to expand Medicaid in Nebraska still had reason for optimism.
Supporters of Medicaid expansion had outnumbered opponents by close to 40,000 votes as of midnight.