Minnesota attorney general election, 2014

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Minnesota Attorney General Election

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Lori Swanson Democratic Party
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Minnesota State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Auditor

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The Minnesota attorney general election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Lori Swanson (D) was first elected in 2006 and is eligible to run for re-election.

Minnesota is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Lori Swanson - Incumbent
Republican Party Scott Newman
Green Party Andy Dawkins
Libertarian Party Mary O'Connor
Independent Legal Marijuana Party candidate Dan R. Vacek
Independence Party of America Brandan Borgos

Defeated in the primary

Republican Party Sharon Anderson


Results

Primary

Minnesota Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Newman 63.2% 103,781
Sharon Anderson 36.8% 60,361
Total Votes 164,142
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 20, 2014 First day of candidate filing period
June 3, 2014 Last day of candidate filing period
August 12, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 25, 2014 State Canvassing Board meeting to certify election results
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election[4]

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