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Andrew Hunt
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Candidate for
Governor of Georgia
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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ProfessionBusinessman, Geologist
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Andrew Hunt was a Libertarian candidate for Governor of Georgia in the 2014 elections.[1] Andrew Hunt lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Hunt is a businessman and geologist. He founded a nanotechnology company and previously served as its CEO.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia gubernatorial election, 2014

Hunt ran for election to the office of Governor of Georgia on the Libertarian ticket. He faced incumbent Nathan Deal (R) and Jason Carter (D) in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

Governor of Georgia, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNathan Deal Incumbent 52.7% 1,345,237
     Democratic Jason Carter 44.9% 1,144,794
     Libertarian Andrew Hunt 2.4% 60,185
Total Votes 2,550,216
Election Results via Georgia Secretary of State.

Race background

Republican incumbent Nathan Deal sought a second term in 2014. He easily overtook two challengers for the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary.[3]

Deal faced uncontested Democratic nominee Jason Carter, a state senator and the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.[4] The Libertarian Party chose businessman and geologist Andrew Hunt as their gubernatorial nominee.[5]

During Deal's controversial first term, he weathered ethics investigations and intense backlash of Democrats nationwide for his support of high-profile conservative legislation, particularly regarding gun rights. An analysis of Republican governors by Nate Silver of the New York Times in April 2013 ranked Deal as the fourth most conservative governor in the country.[6]

In August, The Cook Political Report upgraded the competitiveness rating of the 2014 Georgia Gubernatorial race from "Likely Republican" to "Toss-Up."[7]

Because he was considered vulnerable, Deal was targeted for protection by the Republican Governors Association, which spent $500,000 on an ad touting the incumbent following the primary election. By mid-October, the RGA's tab for the race passed the $2.5 million mark, far eclipsing the Democratic Governors Association's $41,000 investment in Carter's campaign to retake the seat for the Democrats.[8]

Polls

General election
All candidates - October

Governor of Georgia
Poll Nathan Deal* (R) Jason Carter (D)Andrew Hunt (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
New York Times/CBS/YouGov
September 20-October 1, 2014
48%43%1%7%+/-31,851
InsiderAdvantage
September 29-October 1, 2014
44%43%4%9%+/-3.2947
Landmark Communications
October 10, 2014
45%45%5%5%+/-31,000
WRBL
October 13-14, 2014
44.3%44.3%6.2%5.3%+/-2.491,543
SurveyUSA
October 17-20, 2014
45%43%4%8%+/-4.1606
Landmark Poll
October 20-21, 2014
47.7%45.2%4.9%2.2%+/-2.751,000
InsiderAdvantageGeorgia
October 21-22, 2014
44%44%5%7%+/-3.7704
New York Times/CBS News/YouGov
October 16-23, 2014
47%43%2%8%+/-41,774
SurveyUSA
October 24-27, 2014
46%44%3%6%+/-4611
Monmouth University
October 26-28, 2014
48%42%5%5%+/-4.7436
AVERAGES 45.9% 43.65% 4.01% 6.25% +/-3.49 1,047.2
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.

All candidates - through September

Governor of Georgia
Poll Nathan Deal* (R) Jason Carter (D)Andrew Hunt (L)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Survey USA/11Alive
April 24-27, 2014
41%37%9%3%+/-2.51,567
InsiderAdvantage Poll
June 24-25, 2014
47%40%3%10%+/-2.71,349
Public Policy Poll (D-Better Georgia)
July 11-13, 2014
41%40%8%11%+/-3.8664
Landmark (R)
July 15, 2014
41.3%48.7%4%6%+/-4.0750
Landmark (R)
July 25, 2014
40%47%5%9%+/-3.8750
InsiderAdvantage
August 12-13, 2014
43%39%7%11%+/-3.7719
Landmark (R) (dead link)
August 20-21, 2014
40.1%44.4%3.6%11.9%+/-4.0600
Abt SRBI Inc/Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 8-11, 2014
43%42%7%8%+/-4.0884
Landmark (R)
September 9-11, 2014
44%47%4%5%+/-2.91,109
InsiderAdvantage
September 10-11, 2014
44%40%7%9%+/-2.91,167
SurveyUSA (Likely voters)
September 19-22, 2014
44%45%4%7%+/-4.3550
AVERAGES 42.58% 42.74% 5.6% 8.26% +/-3.51 919
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 (*)

Deal vs. Carter

Governor of Georgia
Poll Nathan Deal* (R) Jason Carter (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Better Georgia/Public Policy Polling
October 7-8, 2013
44%40%16%+/-4.1602
InsiderAdvantage Poll
January 6, 2014
44%22%34%+/-4.6529
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Poll
January 6-9, 2014
47%38%15%+/-4.0802
Public Policy Polling (D-Better Georgia)
February 19-20, 2014
45%42%12%+/-3.0833
Insider Advantage/Fox 5 Atlanta/Morris News Service
March 9-10, 2014
38%41%21%+/-4.0486
Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone
March 30, 2014
43%39%18%+/-4.0575
Public Policy Polling (D-MoveOn)
April 1-4, 2014
42%43%15%+/-3.9628
Hicks Evaluation Group
August 8-10, 2014
45%45%9%+/-3.48788
Rasmussen Reports
September 15-16, 2014
45%44%8%+/-4.0750
AVERAGES 43.67% 39.33% 16.44% +/-3.9 665.89
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 (*)
Republican primary

Georgia Governor - 2014 Republican primary
Poll Nathan Deal David PenningtonUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Better Georgia Poll (dead link)
(May 7-9, 2013)
53%18%29%+/-2.51,483
Public Policy Polling
(August 2-5, 2013)
71%11%19%+/-6.1260
AVERAGES 62% 14.5% 24% +/-4.3 871.5
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 (*)

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