Nebraska filing deadline passes to run for U.S. congressional offices

On March 2, the non-incumbent filing deadline passed for candidates to run for elected office in Nebraska. The incumbent filing deadline passed on February 18. One U.S. Senate seat and three U.S. House seats are up for election in the state.

The Class II Senate seat currently held by Ben Sasse (R) is up for election. Sasse filed to run for re-election. In addition to Sasse, one Republican, seven Democrats, and one Libertarian filed to run for the seat.

The seats for House Districts 1, 2, and 3 are up for election. All three incumbents filed for re-election: Jeff Fortenberry (R) for District 1, Don Bacon (R) for District 2, and Adrian Smith (R) for District 3. Two Democrats and one Libertarian also filed to run in District 1. One Republican, three Democrats, and one Libertarian also filed to run in District 2. Four Republicans, one Democrat, and one Libertarian also filed to run in District 3.

The primary is scheduled for May 12, and the general election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Nebraska’s statewide filing deadline was the 14th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on March 6 in Georgia.

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