Nebraska campaign finance

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

Explore 240,735 contributions from the people, companies and committees donating to political causes in Nebraska since 1999. Last updated on March 20.


$460,706

Donations, past 60 days

$16,967

Support/opposition spending, past 60 days

$427,272

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

    $460,706


    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
    March 2 H & H Chevrolet, Llc Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $7,239
    Jan. 26 Lockwood Development Harding For Council (support) $1,660
    Jan. 26 Lockwood Development Harding For Council (support) $1,660
    Jan. 26 Lockwood Development Harding For Council (support) $1,660
    March 2 H & H Chevrolet, Llc Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $1,556
    Feb. 26 Lincoln Independent Business Association (Pac) Mclaughlin For City Council (support) $1,387
    Feb. 24 Ralston Advertising Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $607
    Feb. 22 Great Plains Communications Hughes For Legislature (support) $72
    Feb. 28 Jensen Rogert Associates Hughes For Legislature (support) $72
    Feb. 13 Great Plains Communications Hilkemann For Legislature (support) $59

    See all donations in the past 60 days »

    Total, past 60 days

    $16,967


    Total by month, past year

    Campaign spending

    Largest campaign expenses, past 60 days

    Date Paid by Paid to For Amount
    Feb. 28 Mello For Mayor Global Strategy Group Research $38,000
    Feb. 16 Mello For Mayor Payroll Maxx Payroll Services, Processing Fees $33,924
    Feb. 11 Jean Stothert For Omaha Meridian Central Tv Production $33,635
    Feb. 11 Jean Stothert For Omaha Grassroots Targeting Research Services $30,000
    Feb. 22 Jean Stothert For Omaha Redstone Communications Media Buy $20,763
    Feb. 9 Mello For Mayor Clarity Campaign Labs Research $14,500
    Feb. 6 Jean Stothert For Omaha Meridian Central Campaign Consulting, Print Advertising, Collateral $12,358
    Feb. 15 Jean Stothert For Omaha Redstone Communications Media Buy $12,035
    Feb. 1 Mello For Mayor Hutchinson, Paige Consulting, Parade Entry Fee $9,275
    Feb. 13 Royal For Mayor Waitt Outdoor Campaign Billboards $8,200

    See all other campaign spending in the past 60 days »

    Total, past 60 days

    $427,272


    Total by month, past year