Maryland Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Maryland Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbents prior to election:
Gov. Martin O'Malley Democratic Party
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown Democratic Party
Gov. Martin O'Malley
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown
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The Maryland gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014 following a primary on June 24, 2014.

Maryland is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election and generally close it to all voters except those registered with their party.[1]

Both legislative chambers and the governor's office are currently held by a single party, making Maryland a state government trifecta. Learn more about the latest developments in state government trifectas by clicking here.

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Anthony Brown/Ken Ulman[2][3]
Republican Party Larry Hogan/Boyd Rutherford[4]
Libertarian Party Shawn Quinn/Lorenzo Gaztanaga[5]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Doug Gansler/Jolene Ivey[6][7]
Democratic Party Ralph Jaffe/Freda Jaffe[4][8]
Democratic Party Heather Mizeur/Delman Coates[9][10][11]
Democratic Party Charles Smith/Clarence Tucker[4]
Democratic Party Cindy Walsh/Mary Elizabeth Wingate-Pennacchia[4]
Republican Party David Craig/Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio[12][13][14]
Republican Party Ron George/Shelley Aloi[15][16][17]
Republican Party Charles Lollar/Ken Timmerman[18]

Disqualified

Republican Party Brian Vaeth/Duane "Shorty" Davis[19][20]

Declined

Republican Party Blaine Young[21]
Republican Party Meyer Marks[22]

Results

Primary

Governor of Maryland, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown/Ken Ulman 51.4% 249,398
Douglas Gansler/Jolene Ivey 24.2% 117,383
Heather Mizeur/Delman Coates 21.6% 104,721
Cindy Walsh/Mary Elizabeth Wingate-Pennacchia 1.4% 6,863
Charles Smith/Clarence Tucker 0.7% 3,507
Ralph Jaffe/Freda Jaffe 0.7% 3,221
Total Votes 485,093
Election Results Via:Maryland State Board of Elections.


Governor of Maryland, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Hogan/Boyd Rutherford 43% 92,376
David Craig/Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio 29.1% 62,639
Charles Lollar/Ken Timmerman 15.5% 33,292
Ron George/Shelley Aloi 12.4% 26,628
Total Votes 214,935
Election Results Via:Maryland State Board of Elections.


Race background

Democratic nomination

Incumbent Martin O'Malley (D) was prevented by term limits from seeking a third consecutive term in office.

Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown officially launched his 2014 gubernatorial campaign on May 10, 2013. If he wins, Brown will be the first lieutenant governor (since the lieutenant governor's office was created in 1970) and first black candidate to be elected governor of Maryland.[20][23] O'Malley, with whom Brown shared winning tickets in both the 2006 and 2010 elections, supports Brown as his successor.[24] Brown's lieutenant gubernatorial running-mate is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.[3] Immediately after formalizing their partnership for the 2014 campaign, the Brown-Ulman ticket received the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). A number of Cumming's congressional colleagues announced their support soon thereafter, as well as influential branches of SEIU, a major labor union.[25][26][27]

On July 17, 2013, another potentially history-making candidate entered the Democratic primary field to give Brown some competition: Maryland House Delegate Heather Mizeur.[28] Mizeur would have been the first female Governor of Maryland, as well as the country's first openly gay governor, if she had won the general election.[29] Current state attorney general Doug Gansler also sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014. On Oct. 14, 2013, Gansler selected Prince George County Delegate Jolene Ivey as his lieutenant gubernatorial running-mate. Keeping with the trailblazer theme established earlier by Brown and Mizeur to entice more progressive-leaning voters, the Gansler-Ivey ticket also carried the promise of setting an historical record, statewide and national. After joining Gansler's campaign, Ivey stated, "I am proud to be the first African-American woman to run for lieutenant governor, and when we win, to be the first Democratic African-American woman to be lieutenant governor in our nation's history."[30] Both Gansler and Mizeur lost in the Democratic primary on June 24, 2014.

Republican nomination

The Republican ticket of Larry Hogan and Boyd Rutherford emerged from a field of four potential tickets after the June 24 primary. The winning ticket managed a 14-percent margin of victory over Harford County Executive David Craig and state Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio. Hogan and Rutherford are both former appointees of former Gov. Robert Ehrlich (R).[31]

Campaign issues

Change Maryland inquiry

Republican candidate Larry Hogan was the subject of a complaint to the Maryland State Board of Elections, related to potential assistance of the candidate by Change Maryland. The political communications group, which was created by Hogan in 2011, had been accused of conducting polls and providing resources during Hogan's exploration of a gubernatorial bid. The complaint was filed by David Craig and Ron George, who were defeated by Hogan in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014. The state board dismissed the complaint in July, determining that Hogan likely received assistance from Change Maryland but the board lacked oversight over candidates prior to official filings.[32]

The Maryland Democratic Party filed a new claim regarding Hogan's relationship with Change Maryland on July 24. This complaint alleged that the poll referenced in the earlier complaint cost $10,000, which represented an illegal in-kind contribution to Hogan. Hogan's campaign spokesman, Adam Dubitsky, countered that the Democratic complaint was an effort to distract from changing political fortunes for the party's candidate, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.[33]

Super PAC accusations

The Maryland State Board of Elections received a complaint from Hogan on September 4, alleging coordination between Brown's campaign and a political action committee (PAC) called "One State, One Future." Hogan's filing cited a conflict of interest for Brown consultant Colleen Martin-Lauer, who also consulted with the union-funded PAC. The complaint also pointed to Susan Smith-Bauk, a consultant to lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Ken Ulman who also worked with "One State, One Future." Hogan's campaign manager, Steve Crim, argued at the time of filing that both consultants could not avoid coordination between their different employers based on the nature of their work.[34]

The state board issued guidelines in January 2014 that prohibited communication between super PACs, which can collect unlimited funds for the purpose of advocating a political position or candidates, and political campaigns. These guidelines prevent coordination over "advertising, messaging, strategy, polling, research, or allocation of resources." Hogan's complaint claimed that the Martin-Lauer example was a "blatant example of illegal coordination" because of overlapping interests in fundraising for the campaign and the super PAC. State election officials are investigating the complaint as of September 10, 2014.[34]

Campaign finance

Hogan reported three times more cash on hand than Brown in the campaign finance reporting period ending on August 19, 2014. Hogan had $2.4 million in cash on hand, compared to $760,000 for the Brown campaign. The disparity was due to Hogan's commitment to a publicly financed campaign, which meant a single payment of $2.6 million from the state's dedicated campaign finance fund. Hogan cannot raise additional money in the campaign, while Brown is capable of raising additional funds by not committing to public financing. Brown reported $1.5 million in contributions from June 9 through August 19.[35]

Polls

General election match-ups
Poll Anthony Brown Larry HoganShawn QuinnUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
OnMessage Inc.
(August 18-19, 2014)
45%42%4%9%+/-4.38500
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.
Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerHeather MizeurUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Brown-Ulman Internal Poll conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang
(September 11-15, 2013)
43%21%5%31%+/-4.0608
Gonzales Research/Marketing Strategies Poll
(October 1-14, 2013)
41%21%5%33%+/--403
Baltimore Sun Poll
(February 8-12, 2014)
35%14%10%40%+/-4.4500
Washington Post Poll
(February 13-16, 2014)
32%15%9%39%+/-3.51,002
The Maryland Poll
(April 10-13, 2014)
27%11%8%54%+/-3.17954
WPA Opinion Research
(May 6-7,2014)
34%20%7%40%+/-4.9400
AVERAGES 35.33% 17% 7.33% 39.5% +/-1.86 644.5
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.
Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerPeter FranchotKen UlmanNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Heart-Young Poll
(September 13-14, 2012)
31%18%14%4%33%+/-4.4504
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.
Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerKen UlmanNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Heart-Young Poll
(September 13-14, 2012)
37%23%5%33%+/-4.4504
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.


Primary trial heats for 2014 gubernatorial race
Poll Anthony Brown Doug GanslerNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Garin-Heart-Young Poll
(September 13-14, 2012)
41%25%34%+/-4.4504
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.


Hypothetical Match-up Brown vs. Hogan
Poll Anthony Brown Larry HoganNot sureMargin of ErrorSample Size
WPA Opinion Research
(May 6-7,2014)
42%35%23%+/-4.9400
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.


Campaign media

Anthony Brown


Anthony Brown ad: Mission

Anthony Brown ad: Never Stop

Anthony Brown ad: Universal

Larry Hogan


Larry Hogan ad: Weak Leadership

Key dates

Deadline Event
February 25, 2014 Last day to file candidacy for primary election
June 24, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 9, 2014 Certification of results[36]

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References

  1. Maryland State Board of Elections Website, "Primary Elections," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. Examiner.com, "Filed for 2014 Maryland governor expands," May 28, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Washington Post, "New candidates to step forward Monday in Maryland’s race for governor," June 2, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Maryland State Board of Elections, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election State Candidates List, February 26, 2014
  5. Libertarian Party of Maryland, "2014 Candidates," accessed December 16, 2013
  6. WBAL.com, "Gansler announces runningmate," October 14, 2013
  7. Baltimore News Journal, "Attorney General Doug Gansler kicks off bid for governor," September 23, 2013
  8. Vote for Ralph Jaffe, Home, accessed December 23, 2013
  9. Washington Post, "Del. Heather Mizeur selects the Rev. Delman Coates as running-mate," November 13, 2013
  10. Baltimore Sun, "Mizeur makes smart moves as candidate for governor," November 14, 2013
  11. The Huffington Post, "Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland," July 17, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Craig touts experience, takes aim at taxes in advance of run for Md. governor," May 31, 2013
  13. David Craig.com, "Main page," accessed May 30, 2012
  14. Southern Maryland Newspapers Online, Craig announces gubernatorial running mate, July 17, 2013
  15. The Capital Gazette, "Maryland GOP Del. Ron George to run for governor," April 30, 2013
  16. Maryland Reporter, "Ron George runs for governor," June 5, 2013
  17. WBAL.com, "Delegate To Run For Governor," June 1, 2013
  18. '"Charles Lollar for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 9, 2013
  19. WBAL Radio, "Ex-Firefighter & Activist Form First GOP Ticket For Governor," May 7, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 WBAL Radio, "Brown Kicks Off Bid for Governor Today," May 10, 2013
  21. Frederick News Post, "Young announces bid or governor," May 27, 2012
  22. Meyer Marks for Maryland Official 2014 Campaign website, "Homepage," accessed July 18, 2013
  23. The Washington Post, "Steele Running Against History," August 7, 2005
  24. Washington Blade, "Exclusive: Mizeur eyeing run for Maryland governor," November 14, 2012
  25. Brown-Ulman 2014 Official campaign website, "News: 'SEIU Maryland-DC State Council Endorses Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman,'" September 30, 2013
  26. The Washington Post, "Mikulski says she's 'ready to get into it' to help elect Anthony Brown as governor," September 22, 2013
  27. The Washington Post, Hoyer to announce support of Brown in Maryland 2014 race for governor, July 17, 2013
  28. The Huffington Post, Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland , July 17, 2013
  29. SoMdNews, "Mizeur makes gubernatorial bid official," July 17, 2013
  30. Wbal.com, "Gansler announces runningmate," October 14, 2013
  31. Hogan for Governor, "Meet Boyd," accessed September 8, 2014
  32. The Washington Post, "Md. elections board says group benefited GOP’s Hogan but tosses rivals’ complaint," July 10, 2014
  33. The Washington Post, "Md. Democratic Party files complaint targeting GOP candidate Larry Hogan," July 24, 2014
  34. 34.0 34.1 The Washington Post, "Larry Hogan accuses Brown’s campaign of illegally coordinating with a Super PAC," September 8, 2014
  35. Herald-Mail Media, " Public funding gives Hogan lead in campaign money," August 27, 2014
  36. Maryland State Board of Elections, "2014 Election Calendar," May 13, 2014