Nebraska campaign finance

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

Explore 243,835 contributions from the people, companies and committees donating to political causes in Nebraska since 1999. Last updated on June 19.


$163,094

Donations, past 60 days

$87,581

Support/opposition spending, past 60 days

$284,797

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

    $163,094


    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
    May 5 National Association Of Realtors Fund Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $25,467
    May 31 Vote Local Vote Lincoln Bennie Shobe For Lincoln City Council (support) $4,557
    April 28 Mcd, Llc Mello For Mayor (support) $4,000
    April 27 Mcd, Llc Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $4,000
    May 2 Vote Local Vote Lincoln Bennie Shobe For Lincoln City Council (support) $3,986
    April 28 Douglas County Democratic Party Mello For Mayor (support) $3,500
    April 24 Sei Holdings Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $3,326
    April 24 International Assn Of Fire Fighters Local 644 Nesbitt For Lincoln (support) $3,130
    May 9 Bold Alliance Mello For Mayor (support) $2,982
    May 2 Bold Alliance Maggie Mae Squires For City Council (support) $2,176

    See all donations in the past 60 days »

    Total, past 60 days

    $87,581


    Total by month, past year

    Campaign spending

    Largest campaign expenses, past 60 days

    Date Paid by Paid to For Amount
    April 24 Mello For Mayor Beacon Media, Llc Media Production $42,975
    April 24 Leirion For Lincoln Goldenrod Printing Printing And Mailing Services $21,670
    May 3 Bennie Shobe For Lincoln City Council Goldenrod Printing Yard Signs, Thank You Cards,Vbm Primary Chase & Ma $11,374
    May 1 Harding For Council Meridian Central Public Affairs Direct Mail $9,873
    May 1 Harding For Council Meridian Central Public Affairs Direct Mail $9,298
    May 1 Bill Rhea Jr For Papio Nrd Board Bill Rhea Loan Forgivness $8,250
    June 6 Bennie Shobe For Lincoln City Council Goldenrod Printing Dem Non-Part Pc & Mailing $7,953
    May 2 Leirion For Lincoln Goldenrod Printing Printing And Mailing Services $7,440
    May 2 Leirion For Lincoln Bluefire Strategies Paid Phones $7,037
    May 10 Nesbitt For Lincoln Goldenrod Printing Printing & Mailing $6,644

    See all other campaign spending in the past 60 days »

    Total, past 60 days

    $284,797


    Total by month, past year