Election Day 2022: Pillen wins Nebraska Governor’s race
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - No matter the ballot count Tuesday night, one thing Nebraskans know: They’re getting a new governor.
The state’s biggest race will put a new person at the helm for the first time since 2014.
Republican Jim Pillen hopes to succeed Gov. Pete Ricketts and keep the seat in the hands of the GOP for the 28th consecutive year. But Democrat Carol Blood is hoping to make history by becoming the second female governor — and the first since Republican Kay Orr held office in 1987.
As of 10:46 p.m. with 584 of 1323 precincts partially reporting and 364 of 1323 precincts fully reporting in Nebraska.
- Pillen: 58%
- Blood: 39%
NBC has called Jim Pillen as the winner of the Nebraska governor’s race.
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