Pillen beat eight challengers, including Trump-backed businessman Charles Herbster, who was accused late in the campaign of groping by six women.
In Nebraska, the governor's race has top billing, as polls show a close Republican contest between Charles Herbster, Brett Lindstrom and Jim Pillen.
University of Nebraska regent Jim Pillen has won the state’s crowded Republican primary race for governor over a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump.
Nebraska and West Virginia — two Republican-leaning states — will hold primary elections Tuesday for who's on the midterm ballots in November.
The top race in Tuesday’s primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor.
In Nebraska, the winner of a crowded Republican primary race for governor will be the overwhelming favorite to win in November.