Alaska gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

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Alaska Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date:
August 19, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Race rating: Lean Republican

November 4 Election Winners:
Bill Walker Independent
Byron Mallott Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Sean Parnell Republican Party
Mead Treadwell Republican Party
Gov. Sean Parnell
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell

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The Alaska gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, following a primary on August 19.

Incumbent Sean Parnell (R) was first elected Governor of Alaska in 2010 and ran for re-election in 2014. Parnell was joined by running mate Dan Sullivan, who would have replaced Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell if the Republican ticket won the election. Treadwell unsuccessfully sought election to the U.S. Senate. The Republican ticket faced a ticket of independent candidate Bill Walker and Democratic running mate Byron Mallott in the general election. Walker and Mallott won election after votes were fully counted on November 14, 2014. The fusion ticket joined forces following the August 19 primary and stayed on the ballot following a failed lawsuit by the Alaska Republican Party. Learn more about Parnell's re-election bid and the Alaska First Unity ticket by jumping to the race background section. The winner of the election will serve a four-year term in office.

Republicans held the governor's office from 2002 to 2014, though Democratic and Alaska Independence Party governors held the position from 1982 to 2002. See recent results in Alaska's gubernatorial races by jumping to the past elections section.

Alaska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election. The Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party allow any registered voters. The Alaska Republican Party allows only registered Republicans, nonpartisan or undeclared voters.[1]

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Sean Parnell - Incumbent/Dan Sullivan
Independent Bill Walker/Democratic PartyByron Mallott (Alaska First Unity ticket) Green check mark transparent.png[2][3]
Libertarian Party Carolyn "Care" Clift/Andrew C. Lee[4][5]
Constitution Party J.R. Myers/Maria Rensel[6]

Lost in the primary

Gubernatorial

Republican

Republican Party Gerald L. "Tap" Heikes[5]
Republican Party Russ Millette[5]
Republican Party Brad Snowden[7]

ADL (includes Alaskan Independence, Democratic, and Libertarian Party)

Democratic Party Phil Stoddard[8][5]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Republican

Republican Party Kelly Wolf[5]

ADL primary (includes Alaskan Independence, Democratic, and Libertarian Party)

Democratic Party Bob Williams - Teacher in Mat-Su, Alaska[9]

Withdrew after primary

Independent (Unaffiliated) Craig Fleener (Former running mate of Bill Walker) - Former Deputy Commissioner of Fish and Game and military veteran[10][11]
Democratic Party Hollis French - Democratic member of the Alaska State Senate representing District J[12][13][5]

Results

General election

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngBill Walker/Byron Mallott 48.1% 134,658
     Republican Sean Parnell/Dan Sullivan Incumbent 45.9% 128,435
     Libertarian Carolyn "Care" Clift/Andrew C. Lee 3.2% 8,985
     Constitution J.R. Myers/Maria Rensel 2.5% 6,987
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 893
Total Votes 279,958
Election Results via Alaska Division of Elections.

Primary election

Republican primary

Gubernatorial
Governor of Alaska Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Parnell Incumbent 75.9% 80,903
Russ Millette 10.6% 11,296
Brad Snowden 9.9% 10,594
Gerald L. "Tap" Heikes 3.6% 3,855
Total Votes 106,648
Election Results Via:Alaska Division of Elections.
Lieutenant gubernatorial
Lieutenant Governor of Alaska Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Sullivan 70.7% 74,758
Kelly Wolf 29.3% 30,985
Total Votes 105,743
Election Results Via:Alaska Division of Elections.

ADL primary (includes Alaska Independence, Democratic and Libertarian Party)

Gubernatorial
Governor of Alaska Democratic-Libertarian-Independence Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngByron Mallott (Democratic) 66.9% 42,327
Phil Stoddard (Democratic) 16.6% 10,514
Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn "Care" Clift (Libertarian) 16.5% 10,436
Total Votes 63,277
Election Results Via:Alaska Division of Elections.


Lieutenant gubernatorial
Lieutenant Governor of Alaska Democratic-Libertarian-Independence Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngHollis French (Democratic) 62.1% 40,271
Robert "Bob" Williams (Democratic) 25.2% 16,358
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew C. Lee (Libertarian) 12.7% 8,238
Total Votes 64,867
Election Results Via:Alaska Division of Elections.


Campaign themes

Sean Parnell and Bill Walker answered questions about major issues facing Alaska submitted by the Alaska Dispatch News. Below is a selection of answers offered by Parnell and Walker to the paper's questions:

Economic diversification

Bill Walker

  • The State needs to ensure completion of a large volume gas line to tidewater at Cook Inlet for shipment of LNG to Asia. No company should be able to halt progress while demanding concessions from the state.
  • Promote and, in specific cases, provide incentives for value-added industries, such as resource processing, manufacturing and services.
  • Build up Alaska’s role as the nation’s Arctic state, with responsible resource development, shipping centers and a strong Coast Guard presence.

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The Alaska Dispatch News, (2014), [15]

Sean Parnell

Alaska’s economy is growing as a result of the policies I have pursued:16,000 new jobs; hundreds of new businesses; more oil revenue; billions in new investment on its way to the state. These results for Alaskan speak louder than words. In the years ahead, I will continue making historic progress on a gas line for Alaskans, blow the doors wide open on opportunities for young people in career technical education, and continue standing up for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. [14]

The Alaska Dispatch News, (2014), [16]

Expanding Medicaid

Bill Walker

I support expanding Medicaid. We achieve three objectives by doing so. First, we cover nearly 40,000 Alaskans who have little or no coverage. Second, we expand job growth in the health care field in Alaska (such an expansion would create an additional 4,000 jobs in Alaska by 2020). Third, we counter the impacts that uncovered Alaskans have on the insurance premiums of other Alaskans who must underwrite the costs of hospital and other medical care to the uninsured. [14]

The Alaska Dispatch News, (2014), [15]

Sean Parnell

I oppose expanding the single most expensive part of Obamacare as it has been offered. Our Medicaid system is already unsustainable. Alaska’s program covers 151,000 people at about $1.5 billion per year. To expand Medicaid requires approximately $440 million more annually of public dollars to cover 10,000 more people; yet, this program is not working well for those who are in it. We have to fix the existing Medicaid program to make it more sustainable. [14]

The Alaska Dispatch News, (2014), [16]

More Alaska Production Act

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Bill Walker

I do not intend to offer changes to SB21. However, Alaska voters trusted SB21 proponents that promised it would result in a halt in the decline of oil production ,increased jobs and investment on the North Slope remaining flat or increasing and that it would be relatively revenue neutral as compared to ACES. I will begin to monitor North Slope activity immediately to ensure those promises are kept and make that information available to the public. It is my hope those promises are kept. [14]

The Alaska Dispatch News, (2014), [15]

Sean Parnell

No changes should be made this session. The More Alaska Production Act is already benefiting Alaskans and we need to give it a chance. The MAP Act is bringing in more revenue to the state as it better protects Alaskans at these lower oil prices. The Act is bringing new investment back to Alaska and strong job and economic activity in many regions of our state. I will hold the companies accountable for fulfilling on their commitments to bring billions of dollars to invest in our state. [14]

The Alaska Dispatch News, (2014), [16]

Public education

Bill Walker

1. Sustainable, predictable, adequate funding. Advocate for forward funding that at least keeps pace with inflation. Review other sustainable sources of revenue.

2. Attracting and supporting excellent educators at all levels. Respect districts' negotiated contracts; support incentives to attract educators to rural Alaska; support excellent professional development through UA.

3. Developing strong career and technical education programs within mainstream education. [14]

The Alaska Dispatch News, (2014), [15]

Sean Parnell

We’re turning challenges into opportunities. First I championed the Alaska Performance Scholarship, getting students to aim higher. We passed the Alaska Education Opportunity Act, to expand choices in the public school system and strengthen learning environments, such as increased resources for residential and charter schools, and providing digital teaching and dual credits for career-tech. I will continue to focus on career-tech to help students prepare for jobs created by our strong economy. [14]

The Alaska Dispatch News, (2014), [16]

Race background

Timeline
  • May 3, 2013: Incumbent Sean Parnell (R) announces bid for re-election as Alaska Governor
  • October 20, 2013: Alaska Democratic Party's central committee votes unanimously to back Democratic candidate Byron Mallott, the party's earliest ever gubernatorial endorsement vote
  • August 19, 2014: Parnell re-nominated in Republican primary; Mallott wins ADL primary
  • August 19, 2014: Alaska Constitution Party candidate J.R. Myers certified to appear on ballot
  • September 1, 2014: Alaska Democratic Party's central committee votes 89-2 to reject the Mallott-led Democratic gubernatorial ticket; forms "Alaska First Unity Ticket" led by Bill Walker (I), with Mallott as Lt. Gov.
  • September 17, 2014: Alaska Republican Party district chair files lawsuit against state election authorities for allowing ticket merger
  • September 26, 2014: Unity ticket upheld by Alaska Superior Court Judge John Suddock
  • October 21, 2014: Former Republican Gov. Sarah Palin endorses independent unity ticket of Walker and Mallott
  • November 14, 2014: Walker and Mallott are declared the winners of the heavily contested race, 10 days after the general election.

Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell was first elected in 2010 and sought a second term in 2014. Parnell considered a bid for Congress in the 2014 electoral cycle, but ultimately settled on running for re-election as governor, announcing his decision in May 2013.[17][18] By the following May, Parnell appeared to be in strong standing for re-election. A Public Policy Poll showed the incumbent leading three potential general election opponents by at least 10 points, while The Cook Political Report released another round of 2014 governors race ratings and labeled the Alaska Governor seat as "Solid Republican" under Parnell.[19] Parnell ultimately lost the November 4 general election to Republican-turned-Independent Bill Walker. The outcome of the close gubernatorial race remained unknown 10 days after the polls closed as additional ballots were counted.[20]

Parnell defeated three challengers - Gerald L. "Tap" Heikes, Russ Millette and Brad Snowden - to secure the Republican Party's re-nomination in the August 19 primary. The Democratic-Libertarian-Independence (or "ADL") primary ballot included Democrats Byron Mallott and Phil Stoddard, as well as uncontested Libertarian nominee Carolyn "Care" Clift. Mallott received the highest number of votes in the ADL primary, and was set to advance as the Democratic nominee to the general election along with Parnell, Clift, Bill Walker (independent) and J.R. Myers (Alaska Constitution Party), until a ticket merger with Walker relegated him to the lieutenant governor spot.[21][22]

Republican, Democratic, Alaskan Independence and Libertarian Party candidates do not need to petition to appear on the ballot in Alaska.[23] This year, Alaska Constitution Party Chairman J.R. Myers, the party's first viable candidate for governor since its establishment in 2010, wanted to add the Alaska Constitution Party to the list. Myers succeeded in submitting the required 3,017 valid petition signatures by August 19 for a place on the November ballot. If he earned a minimum of 3 percent of the 2014 general election vote, the Constitution Party would have been reclassified from a political group to a political party and shared the same ballot access privileges as the existing four qualified parties. The Alaska Constitution Party was previously affiliated with the Alaskan Independence Party, of which Myers served two years as vice chairman. Myers garnered 2.5 percent of the vote by the end of the vote count, falling short of the minimum threshold.[24][25]

Fusion ticket

Weeks after the primary, the State Democratic Party's central committee voted 89-2 to reject the Mallott-led Democratic gubernatorial ticket and instead supported an alternative "fusion" ticket pairing Mallott with independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker.[26] The spontaneous formation of the Walker/Mallott "Alaska First Unity Ticket" caused a dramatic shakeup of the general election tickets for both governor and lieutenant governor, since it necessitated the withdrawal of two qualified candidates, Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial nominee Hollis French and Walker's original running mate Craig Fleener, who resigned from his post as state deputy fish and game commissioner to run with Walker.[27] Walker and Mallott won the general election by a 2 percent margin.

Almost one year prior to the shuffle, the Alaska Democratic Party voted unanimously to back Mallott for governor. The party stated that Mallott's was their earliest ever gubernatorial endorsement vote, citing the members' approval of the candidate's "public service, business experience and 'progressive' values."[28] Though eventually stripped of the Democratic nomination and demoted to the lieutenant governor slot, Mallott, chose to retain his membership with the party through the merger, an option not afforded to Walker, who was forced to relinquish his Republican Party registration.[29]

One of the driving forces behind the ticket merger was the Alaska AFL-CIO's decision to boycott the three-way governor's race, echoing the popular complaint among Parnell opponents that the overcrowded arrangement essentially rigged the election in favor of the incumbent.[26] The AFL-CIO, which is a leading contributor to campaigns in Alaska and nationwide, implied it would get involved if circumstances presented a fair fight against Parnell in November, and indeed went on to support the newly formed ticket.

Lawsuit

Soon after state election chief Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and the Alaska Division of Elections granted permission for the campaigns to join forces on September 2, Steven Strait, a district chair for the Alaska Republican Party, filed a lawsuit challenging the order and requesting the ballot be restored to its pre-merger state. The original lineup gave Parnell a distinct advantage, but Strait and other lawsuit proponents insisted the challenge was not politically motivated. "French and Fleener did not resign as candidates for lieutenant governor out of any emergency, but instead resigned solely because they were asked and pressured to do so," Strait asserted, in contrast with the precedent-setting 2006 case wherein an independent lieutenant gubernatorial candidate quit the race at the eleventh hour and the State Division of Elections issued an emergency regulation to give his running mate, Andrew Halcro, the chance to name a replacement.[30] As thousands of overseas ballots had already been mailed, an expedited ruling was scheduled for September 26, whereupon Alaska Superior Court Judge John Suddock decided in favor of the elections authorities. To back up his ruling, Suddock cited a different precedent than the one Strait put forth, involving a similar ballot reconfiguration during the 1990 gubernatorial race which was challenged and ultimately upheld by the Alaska Supreme Court. In that case, the Alaskan Independence Party ticket bowed out and the Republican nominees for governor and lieutenant governor joined forces to take over their ticket, requiring the latter to withdraw from the lieutenant gubernatorial race.[31]

Endorsements

Bill Walker received the endorsement of former Gov. Sarah Palin (R) prior to the general election.[32]

Polls

General election
All candidates

Governor of Alaska: All candidates
Poll Sean Parnell* (R) Bill Walker (I)Carolyn "Care" Clift (L)J.R. Myers (C)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
September 18-21, 2014
41%42%3%2%13%+/--880
HAI
September 26-October 2, 2014
46%38%4%2%10%+/-4.9400
Hellenthal & Associates
October 15-21, 2014
44.3%42.5%3.8%0.8%8.6%+/-4.88403
Public Policy Polling
November 1-2, 2014
45%46%2%2%5%+/-31,052
AVERAGES 44.08% 42.13% 3.2% 1.7% 9.15% +/-0.75 683.75
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

**Incumbency is denoted by asterisk (*)
Parnell vs. Walker

Governor of Alaska: Parnell vs. Walker
Poll Sean Parnell* (R) Bill Walker (I)Undecided/OtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
Ivan Moore Research Poll (Internal)
June 19-23, 2014
46.3%45.1%8.6%+/-4.05584
Public Policy Poll
July 31-August 3, 2014
41%40%19%+/-3.8673
Hays Research/Walker (I)
August 20-22, 2014
40%43%15%+/-4.5474
Hays Research (D-Alaska AFL-CIO/Walker)
September 13-14, 2014
30%37%31%+/-4.38500
New York Times/CBS News/YouGov
September 20-October 1, 2014
40%45%15%+/-5593
CNN/ORC
October 1-6, 2014
45%51%4%+/-31,015
Rasmussen Reports
October 8-12, 2014
41%50%9%+/-4700
New York Times/CBS News/YouGov
October 16-23, 2014
42%39%20%+/-9561
AVERAGES 40.66% 43.76% 15.2% +/-4.72 637.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

**Incumbency is denoted by asterisk (*)
Hypothetical match-ups
Hypothetical match-up: Parnell vs. Mallott

Governor of Alaska
Poll Sean Parnell* (R) Byron Mallott (D)Not sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Ivan Moore Research Poll (Internal)
June 19-23, 2014
34.0%54.9%11.1%+/-4.05584
Public Policy Poll
July 31-August 3, 2014
48%37%14%+/-3.8673
AVERAGES 41% 45.95% 12.55% +/-3.93 628.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

**Incumbency is denoted by asterisk (*)
Hypothetical match-up: Parnell vs. Mallott vs. Walker

Governor of Alaska
Poll Sean Parnell* (R) Byron Mallott (D)Bill Walker (I)Not sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Ivan Moore Research Poll (Internal)
June 19-23, 2014
42%16%29%13%+/-4.05584
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

**Incumbency is denoted by asterisk (*)
Hypothetical match-up: Five-way race

Governor of Alaska
Poll Sean Parnell* (R) Care Clift (L)Byron Mallott (D)J.R. Myers (C)Bill Walker (I)Not sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
January 30-February 1, 2014
41%0%25%3%16%15%+/-3.4850
Public Policy Pollingl
May 8-11, 2014
37%0%27%4%17%15%+/-4.1582
Public Policy Polling
July 31-August 3, 2014
37%3%22%2%20%16%+/-3.8673
AVERAGES 38.33% 1% 24.67% 3% 17.67% 15.33% +/-3.77 701.67
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

**Incumbency is denoted by asterisk (*)
**Due to the nature of the comparison, a placeholder figure of 0% is assigned to candidates not included in any given match-up round


Campaign media

Citizens Against Walker

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) funded an independent group called Citizens Against Walker late in the general election. The RGA-backed group led by former state Republican Party chair Randy Ruedrich received three donations totaling $1.3 million from October 20 to October 28. These funds were used to purchase ad space on local TV stations, including $150,000 for an anti-Walker ad on KTVA. Walker's campaign was supported by Alaskans Opposing Group, a union-funded group that received $595,000 in contributions as of October 25, 2014.[33][34]


Citizens Against Walker ad: Obamacare First (October 27, 2014)

Past elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sean Parnell and Mead Treadwell won election to the office of Governor/Lt. Governor of Alaska. They defeated Berkowitz/Benson (D), Toien/Brown (L) and Donald R. Wright (AI) in the general election.

Governor/Lt. Governor of Alaska, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSean Parnell and Mead Treadwell Incumbent 59.1% 151,318
     Democratic Berkowitz/Benson 37.7% 96,519
     Libertarian Toien/Brown 1% 2,682
     Alaskan Independence Wright/Donald R. 1.9% 4,775
     Write-in N/A 0.4% 898
Total Votes 256,192
Election Results Via: State of Alaska Division of Elections

2006

On November 7, 2006, Sarah Palin and Sean Parnell won election to the office of Governor/Lt. Governor of Alaska. They defeated Knowles/Berkowitz (D), Halcro/Von Gemmingen (I), Wright/Welton (AI), Toine/Mirabal (Lib) and David M. Massie (Green) in the general election.

Governor/Lt. Governor of Alaska, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Palin and Sean Parnell 48.4% 114,697
     Democratic Knowles/Berkowitz 41% 97,238
     Independent Halcro/Von Gemmingen 9.5% 22,443
     Alaskan Independence Wright/Welton 0.5% 1,285
     Libertarian Toien/Mirabal 0.3% 682
     Green Massie, David M. 0.3% 593
Total Votes 236,938
Election Results Via: State of Alaska Division of Elections

Voter turnout

Political scientist Michael McDonald's United States Elections Project studied voter turnout in the 2014 election by looking at the percentage of eligible voters who headed to the polls. McDonald used voting-eligible population (VEP), or the number of eligible voters independent of their current registration status, to calculate turnout rates in each state on November 4. He also incorporated ballots cast for the highest office in each state into his calculation. He estimated that 82,596,338 ballots were cast in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, representing 36.4 percent of the VEP.[35] By comparison, 61.6 percent of VEP voted in the 2008 presidential election and 58.2 percent of VEP voted in the 2012 presidential election.[36]

Quick facts

  • According to PBS Newshour, voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the 1942 midterms, which took place during the nation's involvement in World War II.[37]
  • Forty-three states and the District of Columbia failed to surpass 50 percent turnout in McDonald's analysis.
  • The three states with the lowest turnout according to McDonald's analysis were Indiana (28 percent), Texas (28.5 percent) and Utah (28.8 percent).
  • Maine (59.3 percent), Wisconsin (56.9 percent) and Alaska (55.3 percent) were the three states with the highest turnout.
  • There were only 12 states that increased voter turnout in 2014 compared to the 2010 midterm elections.[38]
Voter turnout rates, 2014
State Total votes for top office  % voter eligible population Top statewide office up for election Size of lead (Raw votes) Size of lead (%)
Alabama 1,200,000 33.5 Governor 320,319 27.2
Alaska 290,000 55.3 Governor 4,004 1.6
Arizona 1,550,000 34.4 Governor 143,951 12.5
Arkansas 875,000 41.2 Governor 118,664 14
California 7,750,000 31.8 Governor 1,065,748 17.8
Colorado 2,025,000 53.0 Governor 50,395 2.4
Connecticut 1,089,880 42.3 Governor 26,603 2.5
Delaware 234,038 34.4 Attorney general 31,155 13.6
District of Columbia 150,000 30.3 Mayor 27,934 19
Florida 5,951,561 42.7 Governor 66,127 1.1
Georgia 2,575,000 38.2 Governor 202,685 8
Hawaii 366,125 36.2 Governor 45,323 12.4
Idaho 440,000 39.1 Governor 65,852 14.9
Illinois 3,550,000 39.5 Governor 171,900 4.9
Indiana 1,350,000 28.0 Secretary of state 234,978 17.8
Iowa 1,150,000 50.6 Governor 245,548 21.8
Kansas 875,000 42.8 Governor 33,052 3.9
Kentucky 1,440,000 44.2 U.S. Senate 222,096 15.5
Louisiana 1,472,039 43.8 U.S. Senate 16,401 1.1
Maine 625,000 59.3 Governor 29,820 4.9
Maryland 1,750,000 41.9 Governor 88,648 6.1
Massachusetts 2,150,000 43.9 Governor 40,361 1.9
Michigan 3,151,835 42.7 Governor 129,547 4.3
Minnesota 2,025,000 51.3 Governor 109,776 5.6
Mississippi 650,000 29.7 U.S. Senate 141,234 33
Missouri 1,450,000 32.3 Auditor 684,074 53.6
Montana 365,000 46.1 U.S. Senate 65,262 17.9
Nebraska 550,000 41.3 Governor 97,678 18.7
Nevada 600,000 31.8 Governor 255,793 46.7
New Hampshire 500,000 48.8 Governor 24,924 5.2
New Jersey 1,825,000 30.4 N/A N/A N/A
New Mexico 550,000 38.3 Governor 73,868 14.6
New York 3,900,000 28.8 Governor 476,252 13.4
North Carolina 2,900,000 40.7 U.S. Senate 48,511 1.7
North Dakota 248,670 43.8 U.S. House At-large seat 42,214 17.1
Ohio 3,150,000 36.2 Governor 933,235 30.9
Oklahoma 825,000 29.8 Governor 122,060 14.7
Oregon 1,500,000 52 Governor 59,029 4.5
Pennsylvania 3,500,000 36.1 Governor 339,261 9.8
Rhode Island 325,000 41.7 Governor 14,346 4.5
South Carolina 1,246,301 34.8 Governor 179,089 14.6
South Dakota 279,412 44.5 Governor 124,865 45.1
Tennessee 1,400,000 29.1 Governor 642,214 47.5
Texas 4,750,000 28.5 Governor 957,973 20.4
Utah 550,000 28.8 Attorney general 173,819 35.2
Vermont 193,087 38.8 Governor 2,095 1.1
Virginia 2,200,000 36.7 U.S. Senate 16,727 0.8
Washington 2,050,000 41.6 N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia 460,000 31.8 U.S. Senate 124,667 27.6
Wisconsin 2,425,000 56.9 Governor 137,607 5.7
Wyoming 168,390 38.7 Governor 52,703 33.6
United States 82,596,338 36.4

Note: Information from the United States Elections Project was last updated on November 19, 2014. The results in this table draw from unofficial results as of November 12, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
June 2, 2014 Filing deadline (Democrats and Republicans)
August 19, 2014 Filing deadline (Independents)
August 19, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 24, 2014 Target date to certify general election results
December 1, 2014 Inauguration day for officials elected in general election

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References

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  13. Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Democrat French considering run for governor, August 14, 2013
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 The Alaska Dispatch News, "Bill Walker answers questions about the issues in 2014 election for Alaska governor," October 11, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 The Alaska Dispatch News, "Sean Parnell answers questions about the issues in 2014 election for Alaska governor," October 11, 2014
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