Nebraska campaign finance

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

Explore 241,841 contributions from the people, companies and committees donating to political causes in Nebraska since 1999. Last updated on April 24.


$768,771

Donations, past 60 days

$62,005

Support/opposition spending, past 60 days

$925,804

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

    $768,771


    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 15 Ne Democratic Party Mello For Mayor (support) $22,200
    March 14 Douglas County Democratic Party Mello For Mayor (support) $10,000
    March 2 H & H Chevrolet, Llc Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $7,239
    March 20 Ne Republican Party Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $6,204
    March 24 American Medical Association Ne Medical Pac (support) $4,199
    April 10 Ne Printing Center Governor Heineman Committee (support) $2,918
    March 20 Firefighters For Better Government Mello For Mayor (support) $2,000
    March 2 H & H Chevrolet, Llc Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $1,556
    March 13 Swain Construction Jean Stothert For Omaha (support) $1,500
    March 2 H & H Chevrolet, Llc 2013 Centennial Bond Board (support) $1,180

    See all donations in the past 60 days »

    Total, past 60 days

    $62,005


    Total by month, past year

    Campaign spending

    Largest campaign expenses, past 60 days

    Date Paid by Paid to For Amount
    March 15 Mello For Mayor Mundy Katowitz Media Media Buy $77,616
    March 15 Royal For Mayor Broadcast Plus Advertising Age Radio And Tv Advertising $62,424
    March 9 Jean Stothert For Omaha Redstone Communications Media Buy $57,038
    March 8 Jean Stothert For Omaha Redstone Communications Media Buy $48,989
    March 9 Mello For Mayor Mundy Katowitz Media Media Buy $44,118
    Feb. 28 Mello For Mayor Global Strategy Group Research $38,000
    March 13 Mello For Mayor Beacon Media, Llc Media Production $37,276
    March 4 Jean Stothert For Omaha Meridian Central Llc Collateral Materials, Radio And Tv Production $30,816
    March 1 Jean Stothert For Omaha Redstone Communictions Media Buy $26,514
    March 3 Mello For Mayor Mundy Katowitz Media Media Buys $26,471

    See all other campaign spending in the past 60 days »

    Total, past 60 days

    $925,804


    Total by month, past year