NEBRASKA
     Nov. 6, 2018 U.S. Senate

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+Deb Fischer (R) i
403,151
57.69%
Jane Raybould (D)
269,917
38.62%
Jim Schultz (L)
25,349
3.63%
w/in scatterings
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698,883

Registered Voters: Rep. 584,061   Dem. 362,203   Lib. 14,707   Nonpartisan 258,348   Total 1,219,319.
Plurality: 133,234 votes (19.07 percentage points).
NE Secretary of State




Notes: Sen. Deb Fischer (R), seeking a second term, faced Jane Raybould (D), a Lincoln city councilwoman, and Jim Schultz (L). 

Fischer lives on the family cattle ranch outside of Valentine; she previously served in the Legislature.  Raybould's bio notes she is "a fourth generation Nebraskan ...[who] helps run the grocery business he parents started more than 53 years ago."  She was the party's nominee for lieutenant governor in 2014. 

The NRSC described Raybould as "a Bernie-liberal who lived and worked in Washington, D.C. for more than 20 years. A DC insider, Raybould worked for the District’s building industry association for 16 years."  In  campaign ad from September, Raybould described Fischer  as "part of the problem."  She stated, "
Senator Fischer votes with her own party 98% of the time. She's taken millions of dollars from special interests and her own net worth increased from 300,000 to over 4 million since getting elected." 

The two major party candidates met on Aug. 27 in a World-Herald/KMTV debate at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island (>).  Fischer carried every county except Lancaster and Douglas.

According to Open Secrets (>), the Fischer campaign outspent the Raybould campaign by $6.0 million to $2.1 million.



Campaign Managers:
Deb Fischer:  Allison Bedell
(Mar. 2017)  State field director on Pat Toomey for U.S. Senate, Mar.-Nov. 2016.  Deployment director in Manchester, NH on Jeb 2016, Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Campaign manager on Corey Stewart for Chairman in Prince William County, VA, Mar.-Nov. 2015.  Regional field director for the NH Republican State Committee, May-Dec. 2014.  Field representative on Foote for NH Senate, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Intern in Bedford, NH on Pawlenty for President, May-Aug. 2011.  Bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Keene State College, 2014.


Jane Raybould:  Hilary Nachem
(Oct. 2017)  President of Nachem Consulting, LLC in DC from 2017.  Digital director for Civix Strategy Group, Nov. 2015-Feb. 2017.  Digital advisor at EMILY's List, Dec. 2013-Nov. 2015.  Director of digital at FitzGibbon Media, Jan.-Dec. 2013.  New media director on Tammy Baldwin for Senate, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  New media associate at EMILY's List, June 2009-Dec. 2011.  Staff assistant/press assistant for U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui (CA), Jan. 2009-June 2010.  B.A. in government and politics, religion from University of Maryland, 2008.


See also:
Iowa State University Archives of Women's Political Communication: Deb Fischer | Jane Raybould


 





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