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 be held on November 4, 2014 following a primary on June 24, 2014.

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

Current incumbent 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 African-American to be elected governor of Maryland.[1][2] O'Malley, with whom Brown shared winning tickets in both the 2006 and 2010 elections, supports Brown as his successor.[3] Brown's lieutenant gubernatorial running-mate is Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

On July 17, 2013, another potentially history making candidate entered the Democratic primary field to give Brown some competition: Maryland House Delegate Heather Mizeur.[8] If victorious, Mizeur would have been the first female Governor of Maryland, as well as the country's first openly gay governor.[9] Current state attorney general Doug Gansler also sought the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014. On Oct. 14, 2013, Gansler announced that he had selected Prince George County Delegate Jolene Ivey for 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."[10] Both Gansler and Mizeur lost in the Democratic primary on June 24, 2014.


Key dates

Deadline Event
February 25 Last day to file candidacy for primary election
June 24 Primary election
November 4 General election

Candidates

Democratic Party Ken Ulman (Lt. Gov)- Howard County Executive and Brown's running-mate[11][12][4]
Republican Party Boyd Rutherford (Lt. Gov)[13]
Libertarian Party Lorenzo Gaztanaga (Lt. Gov)- Quinn's running mate[14]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Jolene Ivey (Lt. Gov) - State Delegate[16]
Democratic Party Freda Jaffe (Lt. Gov)[13]
Democratic Party Delman Coates (Lt. Gov) - Prince George Pastor[19][20]
Democratic Party Clarence Tucker (Lt. Gov)[13]
Democratic Party Mary Elizabeth Wingate-Pennacchia (Lt. Gov)[13]
Republican Party Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (Lt. Gov)- Craig's running mate[23]
Republican Party Shelley Aloi (Lt. Gov)[13]
Republican Party Ken Timmerman (Lt. Gov)[13]

Disqualified

  • Republican Party Brian Vaeth - Perry Hill former firefighter, solar energy company owner[1]
Republican Party Duane "Shorty" Davis (Lt. Gov)- Vaeth's running mate[28]

Declined

Polls

Potential Democratic primary match-ups

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 sites & media

Republican PartyRon George

Republican PartyDavid Craig/Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio


Democratic PartyAnthony G. Brown/Ken Ulman

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 WBAL Radio, "Brown Kicks Off Bid for Governor Today," May 10, 2013
  2. The Washington Post, "Steele Running Against History," August 7, 2005
  3. Washington Blade, "Exclusive: Mizeur eyeing run for Maryland governor," November 14, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Washington Post, "New candidates to step forward Monday in Maryland’s race for governor," June 2, 2013
  5. Brown-Ulman 2014 Official campaign website, "News: 'SEIU Maryland-DC State Council Endorses Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman,'" September 30, 2013
  6. The Washington Post, "Mikulski says she's 'ready to get into it' to help elect Anthony Brown as governor," September 22, 2013
  7. The Washington Post, Hoyer to announce support of Brown in Maryland 2014 race for governor, July 17, 2013
  8. The Huffington Post, Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland , July 17, 2013
  9. SoMdNews, "Mizeur makes gubernatorial bid official," July 17, 2013
  10. Wbal.com, "Gansler announces runningmate," October 14, 2013
  11. The Washington Post, "A Brown-Ulman ticket could shake up Democratic primary for Md. governor’s office," April 28, 2013
  12. Examiner.com, "Filed for 2014 Maryland governor expands," May 28, 2012
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 Maryland State Board of Elections, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election State Candidates List, February 26, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 Libertarian Party of Maryland, "2014 Candidates," accessed December 16, 2013
  15. Baltimore News Journal, "Attorney General Doug Gansler kicks off bid for governor," September 23, 2013
  16. WBAL.com, "Gansler announces runningmate," October 14, 2013
  17. Vote for Ralph Jaffe, Home, accessed December 23, 2013
  18. The Huffington Post, "Heather Mizeur Running For Governor Of Maryland," July 17, 2013
  19. Washington Post, "Del. Heather Mizeur selects the Rev. Delman Coates as running-mate," November 13, 2013
  20. Baltimore Sun, "Mizeur makes smart moves as candidate for governor," November 14, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Craig touts experience, takes aim at taxes in advance of run for Md. governor," May 31, 2013
  22. David Craig.com, "Main page," accessed May 30, 2012
  23. Southern Maryland Newspapers Online, Craig announces gubernatorial running mate, July 17, 2013
  24. The Capital Gazette, "Maryland GOP Del. Ron George to run for governor," April 30, 2013
  25. Maryland Reporter, "Ron George runs for governor," June 5, 2013
  26. WBAL.com, "Delegate To Run For Governor," June 1, 2013
  27. '"Charles Lollar for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 9, 2013
  28. WBAL Radio, "Ex-Firefighter & Activist Form First GOP Ticket For Governor," May 7, 2013
  29. Frederick News Post, "Young announces bid or governor," May 27, 2012
  30. Meyer Marks for Maryland Official 2014 Campaign website, "Homepage," accessed July 18, 2013