Governor Haslam will face Charlie Brown in November: Tennessee Gubernatorial primary 2014 review

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August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014 Primary Runoff Recap

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*Tennessee Governor

By Garrett Fortin

The 2014 Tennessee primaries were held on August 7, 2014. There were only two contested state executive primaries: the Republican and Democratic primaries for Governor. Both the Constitution Party and Green Party primaries had only a single candidate. These four candidates will face three independents in November, one of whom is unofficially affiliated with the Libertarian Party.

Tennessee Governor
See also: Tennessee Gubernatorial election, 2014

Incumbent Governor Bill Haslam easily defeated three colorful Republican primary challengers to win re-nomination, receiving over 500,000 votes in the process.

He will face Democrat Charles V. "Charlie" Brown in November, who emerged victorious from among a field of four relatively unknown candidates. Brown generally performed better in the central and western parts of the state while second-place finisher and former Sullivan County Supervisor William H. "John" McKamey performed better in eastern Tennessee, particularly Knoxville and Chattanooga.[1]

Tennessee Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Haslam 87.7% 570,997
Mark "Coonrippy" Brown 6.8% 44,165
Donald Ray McFolin 3.5% 22,968
Basil Marceaux, Sr. 2% 13,117
Total Votes 651,247
Election Results via Tennessee Secretary of State.
Tennessee Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles V. "Charlie" Brown 41.7% 95,114
William H. "John" McKamey 26% 59,200
Kennedy Spellman Johnson 24.4% 55,718
Ron Noonan 7.9% 17,993
Total Votes 228,025
Election Results via Tennessee Secretary of State].

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