All incumbents facing primary challengers in Nebraska’s three U.S. House districts

This year’s filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Nebraska was March 1, 2024.

Eleven candidates are running for Nebraska’s three U.S. House districts, including four Democrats and seven Republicans. That’s 3.7 candidates per district, lower than the 5.3 candidates that ran in 2022 and the 4.7 in 2020

Here are some other highlights from this year’s filings:

  • Incumbents filed to run in every district.
  • Five candidates—two Democrats and three Republicans—are running for the 3rd Congressional District, the most candidates running for a district this year.
  • Four primaries—one Democratic and three Republican—are contested this year. Six primaries were contested in 2022, four primaries were contested in 2020, and three were in 2018.
  • All incumbents are facing primary challenges this year. The last year all incumbents faced primary challengers was in 2014.

Candidates filed to run in the Republican and Democratic primaries in all three districts, meaning no seats are guaranteed to either party.

Nebraska and two other states—Maryland and West Virginia—will hold primary elections on May 14.

In Nebraska, the winner of a primary election is the candidate with the highest number of votes even if they do not win more than 50% of the vote.