November 4th, 2008
10:40 PM ET
9 years ago

CNN projects Johanns win in Nebraska

 Mike Johanns.

Mike Johanns.

(CNN) - CNN projects that former Gov. Mike Johanns, a Republican, will win the Senate seat in Nebraska, replacing Sen. Chuck Hagel who is not seeking a third term.

Johanns, who served as secretary of agriculture under the Bush administration until 2007, will defeat rancher Scott Kleeb, a Democrat.

CNN projections are based on actual results and exit poll data from key areas.

Filed under: 2008 Election
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Bill Schroer

    Too bad for Scott, a nice young man that was not part of the miserable failed political misshap of the stumbling idiots that we've seen in the last 8 years. Whats wrong with Nebraska, too many stupid rednecks?

    November 4, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  2. H. Lee

    While watching the returns something my Grand Father said came to mind, in that, 5% of the people think, 15% of the people think they think, and 80% of the people would rather die than think.

    November 4, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  3. I'm not a redneck...

    These people in Nebraska never learn.

    November 4, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  4. diane


    November 4, 2008 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  5. Adam - Charlotte NC

    I am from that barren land of hardship they call a state, and am not surprised the haycees and hicks of the prarie would elect another conservative to represent Nebraska's pitiful existence.

    November 4, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  6. Shawn, Lincoln, NE

    Scott Kleeb would be a great Secretary of Agriculture under an Obama administration. Scott ran a great positive campaign but unfortunately had a semi-incumbent opponent in Johanns. Kleeb is young and will make Nebraska proud in the future. His honest approach to politics and public service will get noticed and he will have many good years ahead of him. Keep your head high Scott and keep speaking for all Nebraskans.

    November 4, 2008 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  7. Sally

    Darn it.

    November 4, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  8. Pol Chomi

    Thank GOD! It is almost over, and we have a clear winner, Sen.B. Obama and Sen. J. Biden. Mr. Obama and the democrats will steer the U.S. economy back on track. History repeats itself, when they say that former Pres. Bill Clinton will not make it and became the 42nd President of the U.S against senior Bush,was re elected,erase the deficit and balance the budget. B. Obama will transform america. GOD bless America !

    November 4, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  9. shirley from al

    I am a white southern grandmother, a christian, a conservative, against abortion, and against gay marriage. I researched all candidates, refusing to listen to lies and rumors. I went to web sites and read each plan for running this country. I then voted for the best candidate that I felt could heal this country and bring it back to something we all as Americans could be proud. I voted for Obama.

    November 4, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  10. Susan, Greenbelt, MD

    i agree, i've been watching kleeb, even tho i'm in maryland, and i think he's got great potential. good luck in the future!

    November 4, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  11. Mark D

    Thanks for leaving Adam!

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  12. bill depp

    I cant think of a single reason to nominate anyone from Nebraska to Obama's govt. Why? They vote like idiots every four years., too much corn in the diet? They should have picked Kleeb because it was it their own self interests to do so. He was the better choice. I doubt we will see Nebraska in the news for quite a while. I think we should sell it to pay down the debt.

    November 4, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  13. Jeff

    Hey Adam in NC

    You sound like one of those New Hampshire wanna be rejects who just couldn't make the grade up here and got kicked south, rented a house in north Charlotte area and keeps hoping John Kerry might just answer all your e-mails one day. Grow up you sap.

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  14. Jo Nebraska

    Thank you dear people of Nebraska! After the disappointment of tonights Presidential election Mike Johanns is one bright spot on this night! Go what you can with the Democrats who never met a tax they didn't like in Washington. They say democracy runs its course usually in 200-300 soon as the people start realizing they can take from the coffers....well I guess Obama will just start the revolution and put our first national foot in the grave.

    November 4, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |