Nebraska campaign finance

Welcome to the first search engine for Nebraska political campaign spending.

Explore 234,421 contributions from the people, companies and committees donating to political causes in Nebraska since 1999. Last updated on Jan. 16.


$50,036

Donations, past 60 days

$15,232

Support/opposition spending, past 60 days

$141,868

Other campaign spending, past 60 days

Explore $139 million spent in Nebraska politics

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Outside influence

Advertising, mailers and other spending by independent groups has grown dramatically. In addition to usual donations and spending, you can see every time a politician was attacked or propped up by these outside committees.

Explore purchases

Details 75,000 purchases by campaigns and interest groups on advertising, polling, salaries, food, car leases and more.

Notable names



  • Pete Ricketts
    Governor

  • Dick Holland

  • Joe and Marlene Ricketts
    Founder, Ameritrade

  • Dianne Lozier
    Lozier Foundation

  • Keep the Money in Nebraska
    Committee supporting expanded gambling

  • Gambling with the Good Life
    Committee opposed to expanded gambling

  • Nebraskans for the Death Penalty
    Committee opposed to death penalty repeal

  • Nebraskans for Public Safety
    Committee supporting death penalty repeal

  • Retain a Just Nebraska
    Committee supporting death penalty repeal

  • Donations

    Total, past 60 days

    $50,036


    Donations by month, past year

    Support / opposition spending

    Largest expenditures to directly support or oppose a candidate, past 60 days

    Date Sponsor Supporting/Opposing Amount
    Jan. 5 Waitt Outdoor, Llc Festersen For City Council (support) $8,725
    Dec. 21 Ne Cattlemen Vote No 369 (oppose) $1,190
    Dec. 9 Ne Cattlemen Pete Ricketts For Governor (support) $818
    Dec. 29 7128 Pacific Friends For Heath Mello (support) $633
    Nov. 19 Crystal Farms Pete Ricketts For Governor (support) $625
    Nov. 30 Nebraskans For Alternatives To The Death Penalty Retain A Just Nebraska (support) $610
    Dec. 12 Omaha Professional Firefighters Assn Lu#385 Wayne For Nebraska (support) $581
    Nov. 19 Bimbo Bakeries Usa Pete Ricketts For Governor (support) $576
    Dec. 14 Republic National Distributing Company Pete Ricketts For Governor (support) $575
    Dec. 22 Reagan, Melton & Delaney Llp Melton For Omaha (support) $500

    See all donations in the past 60 days »

    Total, past 60 days

    $15,232


    Total by month, past year

    Campaign spending

    Largest campaign expenses, past 60 days

    Date Paid by Paid to For Amount
    Dec. 31 Seiler For Unicamerial Ideabank Gi Independent Ads 1566.34, Hastings Tribune Ads 7428.16, Wood River ... $17,262
    Dec. 27 Jerry Johnson For Legislature Wahoo Community Foundation Donation To Several Non Profit Groups $13,250
    Dec. 7 John Lowe For Legislature Wholecrowd Online Marketing $8,000
    Dec. 2 Citizens For A Safer Douglas County Committee Neilan Strategy Group Consulting $7,060
    Nov. 28 Bill Rhea Jr For Papio Nrd Board Lovgren Marketing Marketing $5,816
    Dec. 27 Jerry Johnson For Legislature Bethlehem Lutheran Church Donation $5,000
    Dec. 2 Citizens For A Safer Douglas County Committee Kruse Company Consulting $3,750
    Dec. 28 Ne Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Pac Nebraska Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Reimbursement Of Pac Expenses For 2016 $3,530
    Dec. 28 Fischer For Legislature Valentine Volunteer Fire Dept Charitable Contribution $3,500
    Dec. 28 Fischer For Legislature Valentine High School Foundati Charitable Contribution $3,000

    See all other campaign spending in the past 60 days »

    Total, past 60 days

    $141,868


    Total by month, past year