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1 Courting the Obama-Terry Voter SOURCE:

2 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense Courting the Obama-Terry Voter The 2 nd District of Nebraska The Candidates The Campaign The Results SOURCE:

3 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The 2 nd District of Nebraska Race/Ethnicity 81.4% White 9.7% Black 2.3% Asian 8.6% Hispanic Occupation 66.8% White Collar 19.7% Blue Collar Median Income $52.2k in district $46.9k in state Partisanship 40.3% Republican 38.7% Democrats 04 Presidential Vote Bush, +23% SOURCE:

4 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Candidates: Incumbent Lee Terry Occupation Attorney Political Experience Omaha City Council, First Elected 1998 Committees Energy and Commerce SOURCE:

5 Table 1. Congressional Vote Scores for Lee Terry,

6 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Candidates: Challenger Jim Esch Occupation Attorney Real Estate Investor Political Experience Democratic Nominee for 2 nd District in 2006 (lost by 16,791 votes) SOURCE: 9&pid=1993

7 Table 2. Campaign Finance Data for Nebraskas 2 nd District,

8 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: The Polls

9 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Energy NOTE: Internet access required.

10 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Nothing NOTE: Internet access required.

11 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Wrong Direction NOTE: Internet access required.

12 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Whose Side Is He On? NOTE: Internet access required.

13 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Checks NOTE: Internet access required.

14 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Bad Judgment NOTE: Internet access required.

15 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Governor Heineman Endorsement NOTE: Internet access required.

16 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Omaha World Herald Endorsement NOTE: Internet access required.

17 Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense The Campaign: Targeted Direct Mail SOURCE: Lee Terry for Congress.

18 Table 3: Election Results for 2nd District, 2008


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