South Carolina Lieutenant 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:
John McGill Democratic Party
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The South Carolina lieutenant gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014 following a primary election on June 10, 2014. Former Glenn McConnell (R) was first appointed in 2012 and is not running for re-election. Interim Lieutenant Governor John McGill took office after the primaries and cannot run as a partisan candidate.

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.[1][2][3]

Candidates

Current candidates

Defeated in primary or runoff

Withdrew

Results

Runoff results

Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Republican Runoff, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Mike Campbell 36.4% 48,807
Green check mark transparent.pngHenry McMaster 63.6% 85,159
Total Votes 133,966
Election Results Via:South Carolina State Election Commission Unofficial Runoff Results.

Primary results

Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Pat McKinney (withdrew)[13] 24.4% 73,451
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Campbell 23.9% 72,204
Ray Moore 8.1% 24,335
Green check mark transparent.pngHenry McMaster 43.6% 131,546
Total Votes 301,536
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.

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Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell was hired by the College of Charleston as president and left the office in June 2014.[14] The current Senate President Pro Tempore, Republican state Sen. John Courson, would normally be next in line but he expressed a desire to stay in the Senate. As such, a Democratic state Sen., John McGill, was temporarily elected president pro tempore so that he could become Interim Lieutenant Governor.

If McGill had decided that he wanted to remain Lieutenant Governor after January 2014, he would have needed to run as an independent candidate since the filing deadlines and primaries for partisan passed prior to his elevation. The filing deadline for a prospective independent candidate was July 15 and McGill had given no indication that he intended to run for lieutenant governor by that deadline.


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