Wolf and Stack win comfortably: Pennsylvania state executive primary elections review

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May 20, 2014

Pennsylvania
May 20, 2014 Election Review
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By Garrett Fortin
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The 2014 Pennsylvania primary elections were held on May 20, 2014. There were two competitive primaries with nine candidates contesting the Democratic nominations for governor and lieutenant governor. The Democratic nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania won their party's nominations with commanding leads in the primary. Tom Wolf emerged as the nominee for governor, while Mike Stack won the lieutenant gubernatorial contest.

They will go on to the general to challenge the Republican incumbents, Governor Tom Corbett and Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, along with Green Party and Libertarian tickets.


Pennsylvania Governor
See also: Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election, 2014

Businessman Tom Wolf started behind his better-known opponents but soared into the lead with a series of early TV advertisements and remained well ahead of the rest of the field.

Primary Election Results
  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary
Governor of Pennsylvania, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Wolf 57.9% 488,917
Allyson Schwartz 17.6% 149,027
Rob McCord 16.8% 142,311
Kate McGinty 7.7% 64,754
Total Votes 845,009
Election Results Via:Pennsylvania Department of State.



Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor
See also: Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

In a crowded and heavily regional primary field, Mike Stack built up a big lead in Philadelphia and eastern Pennsylvania while his opponents divided the rest of the state.[1]

Primary Election Results
  • Republican primary - Uncontested
  • Democratic primary
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Stack 46.8% 351,627
Mark Critz 15.9% 119,334
Mark Smith 14.6% 109,519
Brad Koplinski 11.9% 89,524
Brandon Neuman 10.8% 81,438
Total Votes 751,442
Election Results Via:Pennsylvania Department of State.




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