1970 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1970

← 1966 November 3, 1970 1974 →
  1979 p80 J James Exon.jpg Gov. Norbert Tiemann (cropped).jpg
Nominee James Exon Norbert Tiemann
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 248,552 201,994
Percentage 53.8% 43.8%

Nebraska Governor Election Results by County, 1970.svg
County results
Exon:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Tiemann:      40-50%      50–60%      60-70%

Governor before election

Norbert Tiemann
Republican

Elected Governor

James Exon
Democratic

The 1970 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970, and featured businessman James Exon, a Democrat, defeating incumbent Republican Governor Norbert Tiemann.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Exon 54,972 44.71
Democratic Julius W. Burbach 51,760 42.10
Democratic Richard R. Larsen 15,602 12.69
Democratic Write-in 616 0.50

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norbert Tiemann 97,616 50.51
Republican Clifton B. Batchelder 89,355 46.24
Republican Harvey Grotzky 6,190 3.20
Republican Write-in 95 0.05

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1970[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Exon 248,552 53.84%
Republican Norbert Tiemann 201,994 43.76%
American Albert C. Walsh 10,913 2.36%
Write-in Others 160 0.04%
Total votes 461,619 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bitter Campaigns Seem Sure For Both Parties in Nebraska". New York Times. March 16, 1970. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c http://govdocs.nebraska.gov/epubs/S1200/S001-1970prim_gen.pdf
  3. ^ "Stuntman turns candidate" (PDF). The Daily Nebraskan. April 9, 1970. Retrieved September 20, 2017.