Arizona attorney general election, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General
Mine Inspector, Treasurer, Superintendent, Public Service Commissioner
The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.
Arizona is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.
Midway through his first term as attorney general, Horne found himself the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation stemming from an alleged hit and run incident. This blight, in addition to his rumored extra-marital affair with a staffer, led Horne to forgo his long-anticipated gubernatorial campaign in favor of seeking another term in his current post. These scandals led Governing to rate Arizona's attorney general seat as "vulnerable" to partisan switch in the 2014 elections.
Horne's controversy-riddled first term gave way to the incumbent's six point ousting by sole Republican challenger Mark Brnovich in the party's primary. Brnovich, the former Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, faces 2010 Arizona Gubernatorial nominee and Assistant Attorney General Felecia Rotellini in the general election on November 4, 2014.
Although Arizona tends to vote Republican, especially at the state level, Democrats placed considerable hopes in Rotellini early on in the election season. Rotellini's background as superintendent of the state Department of Financial Institutions bodes well for as a fundraiser and thus her chances in the race to succeed Horne as Arizona's chief legal official.
|May 28||Filing deadline for major party candidates|
|July 17||Filing deadline for write-in candidates (Primary)|
|August 26||Primary election|
|September 25||Filing deadline for write-in candidates (General)|
|November 4||General election|
|December 1||Official Canvass of general election results|
|January 5, 2015||Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election|
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- Mark Brnovich - Former Director of Arizona Department of Gaming
- Felecia Rotellini - Former State Banking Superintendent and 2010 Democratic candidate for Attorney General
Lost in the primary
- Tom Horne - Incumbent
Republican primary - August 26, 2014
|Arizona Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014|
|Tom Horne Incumbent||46.3%||216,278|
|Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.|
|Arizona Attorney General, Republican Primary|
|Poll||Mark Brnovich||Tom Horne*||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
July 9-10, 2014
July 14, 2014
August 19-20, 2014
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- Arizona Attorney General
- Tom Horne
- Arizona state executive official elections, 2014
- State executive official elections, 2014
- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- abc15.com, "Arizona Election Results," accessed August 27, 2014
- Governing, "The 2013-2014 Attorneys General Races: Who's Vulnerable?," March 25, 2013
- The Associated Press via abc15.com, "Mark Brnovich, ex-Department of Gaming director, to run for Arizona attorney general," October 2, 2013
- The Arizona Republic, "Former gaming chief will run for attorney general," September 27, 2013
- Phoenix News Times, "Felecia Rotellini Making Another Run at Attorney General," February 26, 2013
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