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Nebraska's 2nd congressional district
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Current Representative Lee Terry (R)
Population (2000) 570,421
Median income $45,235
Ethnicity 82.3% White, 10.2% Black, 1.8% Asian, 6.3% Hispanic, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI R+6

Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District encompasses the core of the Omaha metropolitan area. It includes all of Douglas County, Nebraska, which includes Omaha, and the urbanized areas of Sarpy County. In the United States House of Representatives, it is currently represented by Lee Terry, a Republican.

Electoral vote; 2008 presidential race

Nebraska and Maine are the only two states in the United States which distribute their electoral votes for president based on presidential candidates' performance in their respective congressional districts in addition to their statewide performance. The statewide popular vote winner for president receives two electoral votes, and the winner of each of Nebraska's congressional districts—there are currently three such districts—receives an electoral vote from the respective district.

While the rest of the state's electorate is heavily aligned towards the Republican Party, the 2nd district—centered as it is on the city of Omaha—is more closely divided between the two main parties—Republican and Democratic.

In the 2008 United States presidential election, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama targeted the district as a strategy of breaking a potential electoral-vote tie.[1] He won the district's electoral vote by a margin of 3,325 votes over his chief general election opponent, Republican John McCain.[2] However, McCain won Nebraska's statewide popular vote, as well as the district-wide popular vote for the other two Nebraska congressional districts, thus receiving four electoral votes from Nebraska.[2]

Obama's victory in the second district meant that Nebraska's electoral delegation was split for the first time ever. It also marked the first Nebraskan electoral vote for a Democrat since 1964.[2]

List of representatives

Congress Representative
48th (18831885) James Laird
49th (18851887)
50th (18871889)
51st
(18891891)
Gilbert L. Laws
52nd (18911893) William A. McKeighan (Populist)
53rd (18931895) David Henry Mercer
54th (18951897)
55th (18971899)
56th (18991901)
57th (19011903)
58th (19031905) Gilbert M. Hitchcock
59th (19051907) John L. Kennedy
60th (19071909) Gilbert M. Hitchcock
61st (19091911)
62nd (19111913) Charles O. Lobeck
63rd (19131915)
64th (19151917)
65th (19171919)
66th (19191921) Albert W. Jefferis
67th (19211923)
68th (19231925) Willis G. Sears
69th (19251927)
70th (19271929)
71st (19291931)
72nd (19311933) H. Malcolm Baldrige
73rd (19331935) Edward R. Burke
74th (19351937) Charles F. McLaughlin
75th (19371939)
76th (19391941)
77th (19411943)
78th (19431945) Howard H. Buffett
79th (19451947)
80th (19471949)
81st (19491951) Eugene D. O'Sullivan
82nd (19511953) Howard H. Buffett
83rd (19531955) Roman L. Hruska
84th (19551957) Jackson B. Chase
85th (19571959) Glenn Cunningham
86th (19591961)
87th (19611963)
88th (19631965)
89th (19651967)
90th (19671969)
91st (19691971)
92nd (19711973) John Y. McCollister
93rd (19731975)
94th (19751977)
95th (19771979) John Joseph Cavanaugh III
96th (19791981)
97th (19811983) Hal Daub, Jr.
98th (19831985)
99th (19851987)
100th (19871989)
101st (19891991) Peter Hoagland
102nd (19911993)
103rd (19931995)
104th (19951997) Jon L. Christensen
105th (19971999)
106th (19992001) Lee Terry
107th (20012003)
108th (20032005)
109th (20052007)
110th (20072009)
111th (20092011)

References

  1. ^ Curry, Tom (2008-11-02). "Is Obama-Terry the winning ticket in Omaha?". MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27489004/. Retrieved 2008-11-20. "If the national electoral vote tally is close, then the one electoral vote in Omaha would loom large. But with Obama apparently ahead in competitive states such as Virginia, the presidency may not hinge on Omaha’s vote."  
  2. ^ a b c Staff reporter (2008-11-14). "Obama wins 1 of Nebraska's electoral votes". AP. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/14/politics/main4604957.shtml. Retrieved 2009-10-17.   (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5kaEXuAwS)

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