Minnesota Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Minnesota Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 12, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mark Dayton Democratic Party
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The Minnesota gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Dayton (D) is running for re-election.[1]

The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Minnesota 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.[2][3][4]


Potential Democratic candidates

Potential Republican candidates


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  1. The Associated Press, "Amid turbulent session, Gov. Mark Dayton looks to re-election," March 31, 2013
  2. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  5. The Associated Press, "Amid turbulent session, Gov. Mark Dayton looks to re-election," March 31, 2013
  6. The Star Tribune, "Republican Scott Honour jumps into governor's race," April 24, 2013
  7. Grand Forks Herald, "Ex-lawmaker looks to bridge gap in Minnesota governor run," May 5, 2013
  8. Minn Post, "Former Speaker Kurt Zellers becomes third Republican to challenge Dayton in 2014," June 24, 2013
  9. TwinCities.com, "Dave Thompson's run for Minnesota governor formally announced," June 26, 2013
  10. Sun This Week, "Lakeville Sen. Dave Thompson considers run for governor," March 19, 2013
  11. Real Capitol Review, "Rep. Kriesel: “I would never rule out a run for governor,” November 27, 2012
  12. Minnesota Public Radio, "Rosen pondering a run for higher office," January 15, 2013
  13. Star-Tribune, "Seifert, newest GOP entrant in Minnesota governor's race, taking 2nd shot at elusive office," November 21, 2013
  14. Minn Post, "Marty Seifert will seek GOP endorsement for governor," November 12, 2013
  15. Star Tribune, "Norm Coleman rules out Senate run, leaves open door to a gubernatorial run," January 9, 2013
  16. Twitter, "Norm Coleman's Twitter Account - Statuses," March 7, 2013