Real-Time Federal Campaign Finance

Nebraska Senate

Last update: Dec. 19, 2014 | 5:16 a.m.

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Total candidate fundraising: $14,295,344
Total candidate spending: $13,621,165
Total outside spending: $3,446,501
Candidate + outside spending: $17,067,666

Incumbent: Mike Johanns (R)
This is an open seat
Rothenberg Political Report rates this seat: Currently Safe Republican

Next scheduled election: general to be held 11/4/14

Candidates

These are candidates who have filed paperwork to report fundraising with the Federal Elections Commission; they may not actually appear on the ballot. Only candidates who have reported raising at least $1,000, or who have been targeted by $1,000 or more in independent expenditures are shown.

Candidate (Party) Incumbent Cash on hand Cash on hand date Candidate Fundraising Candidate Spending Outside Spending For Outside Spending Against
SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R)
Won General
N $793,562 11/24/14 $6,572,575 $5,779,013 $1,616,435 $297,051
DINSDALE, SID (R)
Lost in primary
N $0 10/7/14 $3,264,704 $3,178,113 $0 $585,741
OSBORN, SHANE (R)
Lost in primary
N $609 6/30/14 $1,996,501 $1,996,892 $198,378 $730,287
DOMINA, DAVID A (D)
Lost General
N $11,597 11/24/14 $1,205,828 $1,194,230 $10 $18,597
MCLEAY, BARTHOLOMEW L (R)
Lost in primary
N $0 9/30/14 $714,714 $714,713 $0 $0
JENKINS, JAMES JEFFREY (None) N $2,680 11/24/14 $347,869 $345,286 $0 $0
WATSON, TODD (None) N $0 11/26/14 $170,979 $170,980 $0 $0
JOHNSON, CLIFTON R (R)
Lost in primary
N $10 9/30/14 $11,737 $11,725 $0 $0
MARVIN, LARRY (D)
Lost in primary
N $2,279 9/30/14 $10,177 $9,104 $0 $0

Recent Independent Expenditures

The most recent independent expenditures of $5,000 or more targeting candidates in this race are listed below. See all of this race's independent expenditures.

Committee Candidate Support
Oppose
Payee Amount Date Purpose
SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND SASSE, BENJAMIN E
Support
Victory Phones - Grand Rapids, MI $2,270 2014-11-03 IE-Sasse-Robo Calls
SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND SASSE, BENJAMIN E
Support
Conservative Connector LLC - Greenwood, IN $6,357 2014-11-02 IE-Sasse-Email List Rental
SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND SASSE, BENJAMIN E
Support
Victory Phones - Grand Rapids, MI $2,266 2014-11-01 IE-Sasse-Robo Calls
AMERICA INC. SASSE, BENJAMIN E
Support
Creative Response Concepts - Alexandria, VA $2,500 2014-10-31 Online/Digital Ads Production
AMERICA INC. DOMINA, DAVID A
Oppose
Creative Response Concepts - Alexandria, VA $2,500 2014-10-31 Online/Digital Ads Production

Independent Expenditure Summary

The amounts below are totals of all independent expenditures made for or against a candidate, regardless of amount. Only groups who have spent at least $1,000 on independent expenditures altogether are shown. For more, see all independent expenditures made in this race.

Committee Candidate Incumbent Office Sought Support / Oppose Total outside spending
SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$839,362
LEGACY FOUNDATION ACTION FUND SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$327,370
THE 60 PLUS ASSOCIATION OSBORN, SHANE (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$283,973
CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION DINSDALE, SID (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$256,908
CLUB FOR GROWTH ACTION OSBORN, SHANE (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$221,669
FREEDOM PIONEERS ACTION NETWORK SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$207,052
CITIZENS UNITED POLITICAL VICTORY FUND SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$165,500
SPECIAL OPERATIONS FOR AMERICA OSBORN, SHANE (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$163,260
THE 60 PLUS ASSOCIATION DINSDALE, SID (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$108,306
FREEDOM PIONEERS ACTION NETWORK OSBORN, SHANE (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$103,526
AMERICA INC. DINSDALE, SID (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$100,000
HOMETOWN FREEDOM ACTION NETWORK SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$90,000
CITIZENS UNITED POLITICAL VICTORY FUND DINSDALE, SID (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$87,250
EMPOWER NEBRASKA SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$75,039
ENSURING A CONSERVATIVE NEBRASKA INC OSBORN, SHANE (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$70,900
FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$67,130
AMERICA INC. OSBORN, SHANE (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$50,000
NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA POLITICAL VICTORY FUND SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$43,947
TEA PARTY PATRIOTS CITIZENS FUND SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$35,491
FREEDOM PIONEERS ACTION NETWORK OSBORN, SHANE (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$34,715
CLUB FOR GROWTH PAC SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$21,012
MADISON ACTION FUND; THE DINSDALE, SID (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$20,300
AMERICA INC. DOMINA, DAVID A (D) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$17,500
AMERICA INC. SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$10,500
FREEDOMWORKS FOR AMERICA DINSDALE, SID (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Oppose
$8,120
FAITH FAMILY FREEDOM FUND SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$8,055
AMERICANS ALLIED FOR JOBS AND SECURITY SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$7,372
GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, INC. SASSE, BENJAMIN E (R) N US Sen. (NE)
Support
$5,869
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