Arizona gubernatorial election, 2014

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Arizona Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Jan Brewer Republican Party
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Arizona State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Mine Inspector, Treasurer, Superintendent, Public Service Commissioner

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The Arizona gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jan Brewer (R) is term-limited from seeking re-election in 2014. Brewer was originally appointed to the position in 2009 and has been elected one time since, in 2010. Arizona constitution's rules governing gubernatorial term limits preclude any individual who has occupied the office during two consecutive terms from running for re-election. The way the law was written, or intended, Brewer and some of her spokespeople asserted, it does not adequately account for the conditions of Brewer's incomplete first term of service. Hints that Brewer would attempt to qualify for another shot in 2014--hoping her circumstances might warrant an exemption from the law--began in November 2012, and persisted up until March 2014.[1][2]

Arizona has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Candidates

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.


Polls

Hypothetical match-up polls

Governor of Arizona - General election match-ups
Poll Ken Bennett (R) Fred DuVal (D)UndecidedRefuseMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
38%33%28%1%+/--600
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
Governor of Arizona - General election match-ups
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)UndecidedRefuseMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
36%33%31%1%+/--600
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
Governor of Arizona - GOP primary
Poll Ken Bennett Christine JonesAl MelvinAndrew ThomasDoug DuceyScott SmithUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
20%4%2%4%8%6%53%+/--245
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

Additional reading

See also

External links

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References

  1. The New York Times, "Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona Won’t Seek Re-election," March 12, 2014
  2. Arizona Republic, "Kanefield: Constitution clears Brewer to pursue another term," November 15, 2012
  3. Eastern Arizona Courier, "Bennett announces candidacy," September 17, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 East Valley Tribune, State treasurer Doug Ducey files paperwork to explore Ariz governor run, July 23, 2013
  5. Doug Ducey for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 1, 2013
  6. Christine Jones for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  7. Arizona Department of State: Office of the Secretary of State, "Campaign Finance - Filer Details," March 19, 2014
  8. The East Valley-Tribune, "Melvin says he intends to join race for Ariz. governor," April 22, 2013
  9. Facebook: "About," accessed October 27, 2013
  10. The Arizona Republic, "Former California congressman enters Arizona governor race," January 23, 2014
  11. azcentral.com, "Mesa Mayor Smith will quit to run for governor," January 9, 2014
  12. Politico, "Republican mayor Scott Smith rises in Arizona," March 8, 2013
  13. The Arizona Republic, "Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Thomas to run for governor," April 26, 2013
  14. Ron Cavanaugh for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  15. Fred DuVal Governor 2014, accessed April 2, 2013
  16. E-mail Communication with Ballotpedia, E-mail with Kristen Mathews, February 20, 2014
  17. ABC 15, LIST: Race heats up for Arizona Governor, January 9, 2014
  18. J.L. Mealer Governor 2014, accessed July 25, 2013
  19. Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on December 5, 2013