Nebraska Governor’s Race News Just a Yawner

by Stuart Rothenberg July 12, 2010 · 1:23 PM EDT

The Omaha World Herald has reported that Gov. Dave Heinemann (R) may run unopposed in November following the exit from the race earlier this month of Democrat Mark Lakers. While that would be an interesting development given the rarity of incumbent governors running unopposed, it wouldn’t change Democrats’ chances of winning the office in November.

Even with a name on the ballot, Democratic prospects were at zero.

Heineman has been a popular governor, and no top tier Democrat decided to challenge him in what would have been a quixotic effort.