New York Attorney General election, 2014

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New York Attorney General Election

Primary Date:
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Eric Schneiderman Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Eric Schneiderman Democratic Party
Eric Schneiderman.jpg

New York State Executive Elections
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The New York Attorney General election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat first elected in 2010, ran for and won re-election in 2014. Schneiderman defeated John Cahill (Republican), Ramon Jimenez (Green) and Carl Person (Libertarian) in the November 4 general election.

New York is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]


General election

Democratic Party Eric Schneiderman - Incumbent (also ran on the Working Families Party, Independence Party of America Independence Party and Women's Equality Party lines) Green check mark transparent.png [4]
Republican Party John Cahill (also ran on the Conservative Party Conservative Party, Life and Justice Party and "Stop Common Core" lines)[5][4]
Green Party Ramon Jimenez[4]
Libertarian Party Carl Person (nominated at party convention) - attorney[6]


Republican Party Daniel Donovan - 2010 candidate for New York Attorney General[7]
Republican Party Michael Garcia - Former U.S. Attorney[8]


General election

Attorney General of New York, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Schneiderman Incumbent 55.7% 2,069,956
     Republican John Cahill 41.4% 1,538,990
     Green Ramon Jimenez 2.2% 80,813
     Libertarian Carl Person 0.7% 24,746
Total Votes 3,714,505
Election Results via New York State Board of Elections.

Primary election

The general election candidates were nominated in party conventions or petitioned to join the gubernatorial race without a primary.

Past elections


On November 2, 2010, Eric Schneiderman won election to the office of New York Attorney General. He defeated Dan Donovan (R), Carl Person (L) and Ramon Jimenez (Frdm) in the general election.

New York Attorney General, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Schneiderman 55.8% 2,477,438
     Republican Dan Donovan 43% 1,909,525
     Libertarian Carl Person 0.8% 36,488
     FDM Ramon Jimenez 0.4% 18,028
Total Votes 4,441,479
Election Results Via: New York Board of Elections

Campaign finance

Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected by Follow the Money. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a raised a total of $4,085,728 during the election. This information was last updated on March 25, 2015.[9]

Campaign Contribution Totals
Candidate Office Result Contributions
Eric Schneiderman Democratic Party New York Attorney General Won $1,202,706
John Cahill Republican Party New York Attorney General Defeated $2,883,022
Ramon Jimenez Green Party New York Attorney General Defeated $0
Carl Person Libertarian Party New York Attorney General Defeated $0
Grand Total Raised $4,085,728

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
July 10, 2014 Filing deadline for state offices
September 9, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
January 1, 2015 Inauguration of state executive officers

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