The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up



Incumbent: Dave Heineman (R) Term-limitednebraska-stamp

Primary Election: May 11, 2010

General Election: November 2, 2010

STATUS: Incumbent Running

RATING: Safe Republican Retention


2002 Result: Johanns wins 69%-28%.
2006 Result: Heineman wins 73%-24%.


Mike Meister
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Republicans: Dave Heineman (i)
Christopher Geary

Nebraska Gubernatorial Headlines

World Herald: Heinemangets 74% job approval rating (10/5/12)
Rasmussen: Heineman continues cruising, leads 61-28% (9/2/10)
Rasmussen: Heineman crushing newcomer Meister, 71-18 (7/18/10)
Rasmussen: Heineman cruising to reelection over Dem challenger, 61-23 (3/6/10)
DailyKos/Research 2000: Heineman boasts strong favorability ratings (August 19, 2009)

Local Blogs:
Bold Nebraska (progressive)
Leavenworth Street
New Nebraska Network (progressive)

State Resources:
Nebraska SecState Elections