South Carolina Gubernatorial election, 2014

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South Carolina Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Nikki Haley Republican Party
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South Carolina State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorLt. GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Comptroller, Auditor, Superintendent of Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, Adjutant General

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The South Carolina Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Nikki Haley (R) is running for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.[1]

South Carolina 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.[2][3][4]

Candidates

Withdrew

Declined

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 30 Primary and convention filing deadline[12]
June 10 Primary election
August 15 Filing deadline for petition and nonpartisan candidates
November 4 General election

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Incumbent Nikki Haley is running for re-election in 2014.[13] Republican state treasurer Curtis Loftis, Jr. considered challenging Haley for the party's nomination, but announced on January 25, 2013 that he would seek re-election to his current post as treasurer instead.[1] Without Loftis, the list of potential Republican primary candidates is still long, and includes two fellow officials from the executive branch: Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell and Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Polls

Governor of South Carolina
Poll Nikki Haley (R) Vincent Sheheen (D)Tom ErvinSteve FrenchUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
July 22, 2014
46%42%3%2%6%+/-41,000
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
Governor of South Carolina
Poll Nikki Haley (R) Vincent Sheheen (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Clarity Campaign Labs Poll
October 15-16, 2013
44%40%16%+/-3.53760
Conservative Intel Poll
October 27-28, 2013
48%39%13%+/-3.77676
AVERAGES 46% 39.5% 14.5% +/-3.65 718
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


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