Massachusetts attorney general election, 2014

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Massachusetts Attorney General Election

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Martha Coakley Democratic Party
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Massachusetts State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

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The Massachusetts attorney general election will take place on November 4, 2014. First elected in 2006, incumbent Martha Coakley (D) opted to run for Governor of Massachusetts rather than seek re-election to her current post.[1]

Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[2]

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Maura Healey - Former Deputy Attorney General
Republican Party John B. Miller

Filed for other office

Democratic Party Martha Coakley - Incumbent

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Warren Tolman - Former state Senator and 2002 gubernatorial candidate

Withdrew

Democratic Party Harold Naughton, Jr. - State Rep.[3][4]

Results

Primary

Democratic primary

Massachusetts Attorney General, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMaura Healey 62.2% 321,264
Warren Tolman 37.8% 194,844
Total Votes 516,108
Election Results Via:NECN. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Republican primary

John B. Miller won the Republican nomination without opposition.


Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 6, 2014 Signature filing deadline for party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters
June 3, 2014 Deadline for political party candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth
July 29, 2014 Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Registrar of Voters
August 26, 2014 Deadline for nonpartisan candidates seeking federal or statewide office to file with Secretary of Commonwealth
September 9, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election

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