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Nevada Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Nevada Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Brian Krolicki Republican Party
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Nevada State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Controller

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The Nevada lieutenant gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brian Krolicki (R) was first elected in 2006 and is not eligible to seek re-election.

Nevada 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]

Candidates

Race Background

Many politicians looking ahead say that this 2014 Nevada lieutenant gubernatorial race is one of the more important elections in the history of this position. In the past, only seven of the thirty-four former lieutenant governors have moved into the top position of governor, but depending on who wins this election, that person may have a bigger change at becoming the eighth. In 2016, Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, will be running for re-election, and Brian Sandoval, who already has announced his run for re-election of Governor of Nevada in the 2014 election will more than likely be encouraged to run against Reid in 2016 if he wins the gubernatorial election, which is looking favorable. Sandoval will be more likely to run for the new position if a fellow Republican holds the lieutenant governor's seat as that person will take over the Governor's office as stated in Article 5, Section 18 of the Nevada Constitution addressing vacancies.[8]

Results

Primary Results

Republican Primary

Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Hutchison 53.8% 62,920
Sue Lowden 36.1% 42,280
Chris Dyer 5.8% 6,824
None of these candidates 4.3% 5,008
Total Votes 117,032
Election Results Via:Nevada Secretary of State.

Democratic Primary

Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLucy Flores 71.5% 52,305
Harley Kulkin 12.8% 9,366
None of these 15.7% 11,508
Total Votes 73,179
Election Results Via:Nevada Secretary of State.


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