The 1942 United States Senate election in Nebraska was held on November 3, 1942.
Norris, a former Republican, was quoted as remarking, “I would rather go down to my political grave with a clear conscience than ride in the chariot of victory.��� In part for his honesty with constituents even if it meant defeat, Norris was later featured in John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage.
- Hugh Ashmore
- Voyle Rector
- Kenneth Wherry, former state senator and mayor of Pawnee City; candidate for U.S. Senate in 1934 and governor in 1932
- Terry Carpenter, former U.S. Representative from Nebraska's 5th district, Democratic candidate for governor in 1940 and 1934, lieutenant governor in 1938, and senator in 1936
- Harry B. Coffee, incumbent U.S. Representative from Nebraska's 5th district
- Foster May, radio newsman and candidate for U.S. Representative in 1936
- Lawrence Moore
- John C. Mullin
- George Olsen
- William Ritchie
|Democratic||John C. Mullen||5,211||5.84%|
|Democratic||George W. Olsen||1,105||1.24%|
|Democratic||Lawrence W. Moore||784||0.88%|
- George W. Norris, incumbent senator first elected in 1912
- Albert F. Ruthven
|Independent||George W. Norris||108,899||28.64%|
|Independent||Albert F. Ruthven||1,348||0.36%|
- "NE US Senate – R Primary, 1942". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
- "NE US Senate – D Primary, 1942". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
- "NE US Senate, 1942". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 10 October 2018.