Tennessee Gubernatorial primary 2014 preview

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August 6, 2014

August 7, 2014 Election Preview

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By Garrett Fortin

The 2014 Tennessee primary elections are being held on August 7, 2014. There is one statewide executive office involved: Governor. The race has contested Democratic and Republican primaries. In all, there are eight candidates in the two major-party primaries along with three third-party candidates with unopposed primaries and two independent candidates without primaries.

The eight candidates for the two contested primaries are:

Republican Primary - Governor

Democratic Primary - Governor

Below, Ballotpedia has put together a preview of those upcoming elections.

Tennessee's polling hours on Election Day are from 8:00am to 8:00pm, for Eastern time, and 8:00am to 7:00pm, for Central time.

Tennessee Governor
See also: Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2014

Incumbent Governor Bill Haslam faces three Republican primary challengers, none of whom are expected to seriously challenge Haslam's renomination. One noteworthy primary opponent, Mark "Coonrippy" Brown, is challenging Haslam solely in an attempt to get his pet raccoon, Rebekah, back from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, who had seized the raccoon after a Youtube video of the raccoon went viral.[2]

On the Democratic side, four candidates face off for the nomination. None of these candidates have gained a particularly high profile. The only candidate that has appeared in general election polling against Haslam is former Sullivan County Commissioner William H. "John" McKamey.[6]

Five third-party candidates will face the winners of these two primaries in the general election. They are:

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