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Kansas Attorney General election, 2014

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Kansas Attorney General Election

Primary Date:
August 5, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Derek Schmidt Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Derek Schmidt Republican Party

Kansas State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner

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The Kansas Attorney General election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Derek Schmidt (R) was first elected in 2010 and won election to another four-year term in 2014. He faced Democratic candidate A.J. Kotich in the general election.

Kansas is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]


General election

Republican Party Derek Schmidt - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party A.J. Kotich[4]


General election

Attorney General of Kansas, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Schmidt Incumbent 66.8% 564,766
     Democratic A.J. Kotich 33.2% 281,105
Total Votes 845,871
Election Results via Kansas Secretary of State.


Kansas Attorney General - General Election 2014
Poll Derek Schmidt * (R) A.J. Kotich (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
September 11-14, 2014
Public Policy Polling
October 9-12, 2014
AVERAGES 51.5% 27% 22% +/-2.85 1,204.5
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

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes incumbent status.

Past elections


Kansas Attorney General, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Schmidt 54.9% 458,497
     Democratic Steve Six 41.9% 349,340
     Libertarian Dennis Hawver 3.2% 26,867
Total Votes 834,704
Election Results via Kansas Secretary of State

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
June 2, 2014 Filing deadline (Party Candidates)
August 4, 2014 Filing deadline (Independents)
August 5, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 1, 2014 Deadline for State Board of Canvassers to meet
January 12, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials elected in November

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