Gov. Dave Heineman has no doubt that Nebraska will vote for Republican Mitt Romney for president in November, but admits to doubts Romney will get all of the state’s electoral votes.
Heineman supported fellow Republican Mitt Romney’s run for president for months, long before Romney secured the Republican nomination. Heineman hosted a fund-raiser for Romney in Omaha just prior to the state presidential primary.
Heineman expects Romney to easily win Nebraska. Yet, incumbent Democrat, President Barack Obama, might not entirely lose. Nebraska is one of only two states which split their electoral votes.
“We have a national presidential election and 48 states are playing by one set of rules and Nebraska and Maine are playing by another set,” Heineman says. “I think that’s wrong. That’s totally inappropriate. It ought to be all the same in all 50 states and, right now, that would be winner take all.”
The most likely political scenario in which Obama could come away with one of Nebraska’s five electoral votes is for the president to win the First Congressional District, which includes Omaha. That actually would be a repeat. Obama lost Nebraska in 2008, yet won the First Congressional District and picked up an electoral vote.
Heineman also expects fellow Republican Deb Fischer to win the US Senate race against Democrat Bob Kerrey.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]