Republicans Sweep, Bond Issues Close
Nebraska Republicans ran away with the 2002 Election. Governor Mike Johanns was re-elected after defeating Democratic challenger Stormy Dean. Congressman Doug Bereuter was re-elected to his 13th term, U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel won his second term in office and Congressman Tom Osborne won his second term in the third district. Lee Terry won his second term in congressional district two. Two bond issues to pay for new fire departments and street and sidewalk repairs appears to be headed for failure. About 55-percent of the voters voted against both proposals.