Election Coverage

The Twin Platte Natural Resources District board’s vice chairman lost his North Platte board seat in Tuesday’s general election, while the board’s at-large seat appeared headed for an automatic recount.

LINCOLN — Democratic Senate candidate Jane Raybould repeatedly criticized Republican Sen. Deb Fischer for cozying up to President Donald Trump and standing by her party.

North Platte voters Tuesday resoundingly denied city leaders’ request for a half-cent increase in the city’s sales tax to repair and upgrade aging streets, sidewalks, utility lines and parks and recreation facilities with help from out-of-town visitors.

State Sen. Mike Groene easily won a second four-year term Tuesday, defeating District 42 challenger Judy Pederson in a race featuring an energetic out-of-county effort to persuade voters to unseat the outspoken chairman of the Unicameral’s Education Committee.

After functioning with three county commissioners for more than 150 years, Lincoln County will switch to a five-member County Board in 2019.

LINCOLN (AP) — Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts sailed to a second term in Nebraska on Tuesday, prevailing over a Democratic state lawmaker who promised to govern as a centrist and reduce partisanship at the Capitol.