Michigan Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Michigan Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Brian Calley Republican Party
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The Michigan lieutenant gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Brian Calley (R) was first elected in 2010 and is eligible to seek re-election.

Michigan 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] The attorney general and secretary of state did not appear on the primary ballot, and the gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial positions did not have contested primaries in 2014.[4]

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Brian Calley - Incumbent
Democratic Party Lisa Brown
Libertarian Party Scott Boman
Independent U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate Richard Mendoza
Green Party Candace R. Caveny

Lost in convention

Republican Party Wes Nakagiri[5][6]

Withdrawn

Republican Party Chris Arndt

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
April 22, 2014 Filing deadline for political party candidates
July 7, 2014 Filing deadline for minor party candidates
August 5, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley faced a challenge from Wes Nakagiri in the August 23 state Republican convention, and received enough precinct delegates to hold off the challenge. Gov. Rick Snyder announced his desire to see Calley join him on the ticket, but party rules dictated that the convention's delegates select nominees rather than the general public. Eleven employees from the governor's and lieutenant governor's offices sought delegate seats in the primary. There was also an influx of money from the Michigan Advocacy Trust, which distributed mailers supporting pro-Calley candidates in Clinton County[7] Calley defeated Nakagiri during the convention, with reports noting that the lieutenant governor received at least 60 percent of delegate votes.[8]

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