Pennsylvania gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

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Pennsylvania Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date:
May 20, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winners:
Tom Wolf Democratic Party
Mike Stack Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tom Corbett Republican Party
Jim Cawley Republican Party
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Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley

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The Pennsylvania gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Tom Corbett (R) and Jim Cawley (R) were running for re-election against Tom Wolf (D) and independent write-in candidate Tom Lineaweaver. Wolf and lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Mike Stack won election to four-year terms in office.

Corbett was one of the most endangered incumbent governors in the country.[1] He trailed his Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf, by double digits in every poll of the race since February 2014, dropping as low as 25 percent at times, and Corbett did not lead in any poll since January 2013.[2] With Wolf at or above 50 percent in most polling, Corbett faced an uphill battle as detailed in the polls section linked here.

The gubernatorial race was not the only race on the November ballot with the potential to shift the balance of power in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania State Senate were identified by Ballotpedia as two of the top 20 legislative chambers to watch in 2014. The state was a state government trifecta prior to the election with Republicans holding the governor's office and both chambers in the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Wolf's victory eliminated the state's trifecta status.

Pennsylvania 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.[3][4][5]

Candidates

General election

Governor candidates are listed first, followed by lieutenant governor candidates after the slash.
Republican Party Tom Corbett/Jim Cawley - Incumbents[6]
Democratic Party Tom Wolf/Mike Stack Green check mark transparent.png[7]
Independent (Write-in) Tom Lineaweaver[8][9][10]

Failed to qualify

Gubernatorial

Green Party Paul Glover - Community organizer[11][12]
Libertarian Party Ken Krawchuk - Information technology entrepreneur and 2002 Libertarian candidate for governor[13][12]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Libertarian Party Henry Haller - businessman[14]
Green Party Wendy Lynne Lee - professor[15]

Lost in the primary

Gubernatorial

Democratic Party Allyson Schwartz - U.S. House Rep., 13th District
Democratic Party Kate McGinty - Former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary[16]
Democratic Party Rob McCord - Pennsylvania State Treasurer[17]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Democratic Party Mark Critz - Former U.S. Rep[18]
Democratic Party Brad Koplinski - Harrisburg city councilman[19]
Democratic Party Mark Smith - Bradford County Commissioner[20]
Democratic Party Brandon Neuman - State Representative[21][22]

Removed from ballot

Republican Party Bob Guzzardi - Conservative activist[23][24]

Withdrawn

Gubernatorial

Democratic Party Ed Pawlowski - Mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania[25][26][27]
Democratic Party H. Scott Conklin - State House rep.[28][29]
Democratic Party Jo Ellen Litz - Lebanon County Commissioner[30][31]
Democratic Party Josh Shapiro - Chairman, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners[16][9]
Democratic Party Max Myers - Cumberland County minister[32][9]
Democratic Party Jack Wagner - former Pennsylvania Auditor General and a former member of the Pennsylvania State Senate[33][34]
Democratic Party John Hanger - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary[32][35]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Democratic Party Mike Crossey - President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association[36][37]
Democratic Party Brenda Alton - Harrisburg's Parks and Recreation director[38]
Democratic Party John Wozniak - State Senator[39]
Democratic Party Larry Farnese - State Senator[40]
Democratic Party John Galloway - State representative[41]
Democratic Party John Morganelli - Northampton County District Attorney[42]
Democratic Party Jay Paterno - nonprofit executive and son of famous football coach Joe Paterno[43][44]

Declined

Gubernatorial

Republican Party Bruce Castor - Montgomery County Commissioner[45]
Democratic Party Mike Stack - State Senator[16][46]
Democratic Party Bob Casey, Jr. - U.S. Senator[47]
Democratic Party Joe Sestak - Former U.S. Rep, 7th District (2007-2011)[25]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Democratic Party Margo Davidson - state representative[48]


Results

General election

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Wolf/Mike Stack 54.9% 1,899,318
     Republican Tom Corbett/Jim Cawley Incumbent 45.1% 1,560,057
Total Votes 3,459,375
Election Results via New York Times. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 99% precincts reporting.

Primary election

Gubernatorial

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

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Republican primary
  • Uncontested
Democratic primary
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Stack 46.7% 347,890
Mark Critz 15.9% 118,339
Brad Koplinski 11.9% 88,644
Mark Smith 14.6% 108,683
Brandon Neuman 10.8% 80,661
Total Votes 744,217
Election Results Via:Pennsylvania Department of State Unofficial Election Results. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 99.53% precincts reporting.


Race background

There were 36 states holding regularly scheduled gubernatorial elections in 2014, with up to 10 seats considered most likely to face partisan switch including Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. He was moved into to the top slot on the Washington Post's "endangered" list in March 2013, after having been in third place during the prior rating cycle.[49][50][51] Corbett's upgraded vulnerability status followed his failure to enact any of his three tent-pole policy initiatives during the recently concluded spring legislative session. The timing also corresponded to a further swell of Democratic candidates entering the 2014 governor's race.

By the summer of 2013, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Governing all rated Republican incumbent Tom Corbett as one of the most vulnerable governors facing re-election in 2014.[52] Their reports reflected the Republican governor's increasingly weak position heading into the 2014 election season, when his abysmal job approval ratings were put to the test by state Democrats, fired-up for an ousting after years under a Republican trifecta.[53]

Early polling and candidates

A July 2013 survey taken by Harper Polling showed that just under a quarter of state residents thought Corbett deserved to be elected again in 2014.[54] Those results backed up earlier polling figures released by Quinnipiac University, which had him at 38 percent job approval and substantially behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz in a hypothetical general election match-up.[55] The Quinnipiac poll showed Schwartz beating Corbett by a whopping 10 points. These were even better numbers than had been revealed in a similar survey conducted previously by Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican-aligned firm.[56]

Back in April 2013, Schwartz was already looking especially threatening due to Corbett's dismal popularity among female respondents, 54 percent of whom expressed opposition to Corbett’s re-election compared to 27 percent who supported another term for the governor.[57]

Several Democratic hopefuls - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger, Hanger's predecessor Kate McGinty, Cumberland County minister Max Myers, Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz, York businessman Tom Wolf and State Treasurer Rob McCord - formally launched 2014 campaigns for governor. Three other potential Democratic candidates were mentioned in connection with the race: State rep. H. Scott Conklin, former state auditor and state senator Jack Wagner and county commission chairman Josh Shapiro.[58][32][59][60]

Republican primary

Two Republicans were also mentioned as potential primary opponents for Governor Corbett: former radio announcer Tom Lineaweaver and conservative activist Bob Guzzardi.[61][62] Guzzardi filed for the Republican primary and initially survived a challenge to his campaign's signatures after the Republican Party of Pennsylvania tried to get him disqualified.[63] However, on appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Guzzardi was ordered stricken from the ballot on a technicality. The majority on the court found that Guzzardi had failed to "meet a deadline for filing a statement of financial interests" with the State Ethics Commission and his campaign filing therefore "possessed a 'fatal defect.'"[64] Two justices dissented, citing the lower court's finding that Guzzardi had filed the proper forms with the Pennsylvania Department of State and had been told by an employee there that he did not need to also file with the State Ethics Board.[64][65]

I agree with the Commonwealth Court that what occurred here was a breakdown in the administrative process. To strike this candidate's name from the ballot is akin to denying candidates their right to appear on the ballot under circumstances where there was some accident or natural disaster preventing candidates from entering the filing office.[66]

—Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer, In Re: Nom. Pet. of Robert Guzzardi Dissenting Statement

Democratic primary
See also: Primary election results

Businessman Tom Wolf took the Democratic primary by storm, spending on early campaign ads and taking an early lead that proved unsurpassed by the other candidates. This was an upset for early favorite Allyson Schwartz, who finished a distant second.

Third-party candidates

Green Party candidate Paul Glover and Libertarian Party candidate Ken Krawchuk failed to get on to the November general election ballot after failing to collect the 17,000 required signatures.[67] Referencing the perceived lack of options on the ballot following the qualifying period, Republican-turned-Independent Tom Lineaweaver declared a write-in campaign.[68] Lineaweaver had previously been considered a possible Republican primary challenger to Corbett.

Debates

Debate media

October 8 debate
October 8 debate

Tom Corbett (R) and Tom Wolf (D) discussed myriad issues facing the state during a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters and WTAE-TV. Both candidates cemented firm divisions on questions regarding education funding, marijuana legalization, voter ID and the minimum wage rate during the debate. Wolf, the state Department of Revenue Secretary, criticized Corbett and Republican legislators for cutting $1 billion in education funding and 27,000 teaching jobs since 2011. Corbett countered that half of the job cuts were initiated by predecessor Ed Rendell and some funding was cut due to a decrease in federal funding. On the issue of marijuana regulation, Corbett opposed legalization of a "gateway drug" while Wolf advocated for legalized medical marijuana and partial decriminalization of recreational marijuana.[69]

The two candidates continued to clash as the debate moved toward questions about voter ID and minimum wages. Corbett supported voter ID requirements passed prior to the 2012 elections as necessary to curb voter fraud. Wolf accused state Republicans of trying to decrease Democratic turnout and suggested there was insufficient evidence of fraud. On the issue of minimum wage rates, Wolf promoted a $10.10 per hour rate for Pennsylvania and Corbett stated that the state rate should be tied to the federal rate.[69]

Polls

General election

Pennsylvania Governor's Race - Corbett vs. Wolf, Polling from September 2014
Poll Tom Corbett* (R) Tom Wolf (D)Other/Undecided/Won't voteMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
September 2-3, 2014
41%52%7%+/-3.2665
Quinnipiac
September 3-8, 2014
35%59%6%+/-2.91,161
Muhlenberg College
September 16-18, 2014
33%54%13%+/-5.0429
Magellan Strategies
September 17-18, 2014
40%49%11%+/-2.91,120
Franklin & Marshall
September 15-22, 2014
37%57%6%+/-6.4231
Mercyhurst University
September 15-24, 2014
28%43%29%+/-4.5479
Magellan Strategies
October 13-14, 2014
42%49%9%+/-2.91,131
New York Times/CBS News/YouGov
October 16-23, 2014
39%52%8%+/-33,111
AVERAGES 36.88% 51.88% 11.13% +/-3.85 1,040.88
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Pennsylvania Governor's Race - Corbett vs. Wolf, Polling to August 2014
Poll Tom Corbett* (R) Tom Wolf (D)Other/Undecided/Won't voteMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac
December 11-16, 2013
37%44%14%+/-31,061
Gravis Marketing
January 28, 2014
34%41%24%+/-4717
Quinnipiac
February 19-24, 2014
33%52%14%+/-2.61,405
Rasmussen
May 27-28, 2014
31%51%18%+/-4750
Public Policy Polling
May 30 - June 1, 2014
30%55%15%+/-3.4835
Franklin & Marshall
June 23-29, 2014
25%47%27%+/-4.4502
CBS News/NYT/YouGov
July 5-24, 2014
39%52%9%+/-04,150
Magellan Strategies
July 30-31, 2014
38%50%12%+/-2.81,214
Franklin & Marshall
August 18-25, 2014
24%49%27%+/-4.3520
YouGov
August 18 - September 2, 2014
39%50%11%+/-2.03,560
AVERAGES 33% 49.1% 17.1% +/-3.05 1,471.4
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes incumbent status.

Hypothetical match-ups

Hypothetical match-up polls prior to primaries
Corbett vs Schwartz, Hypothetical Match-up in the Pennsylvania Governor's Race
Poll Tom Corbett (R) Allyson Schwartz (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac
April 19-24, 2013
34%47%15%+/-2.81,235
Quinnipiac
December 11-16, 2013
37%45%12%+/-31,061
Gravis Marketing
January 28, 2014
35%44%21%+/-4717
Quinnipiac
February 19-24, 2014
38%44%18%+/-2.61,405
AVERAGES 36% 45% 16.5% +/-3.1 1,104.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Corbett vs McCord, Hypothetical Match-up in the Pennsylvania Governor's Race
Poll Tom Corbett (R) Rob McCord (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac
April 19-24, 2013
35%44%17%+/-2.81,235
Quinnipiac
December 11-16, 2013
39%42%15%+/-31,061
Gravis Marketing
January 28, 2014
36%48%18%+/-4717
Quinnipiac
February 19-24, 2014
36%43%21%+/-2.61,405
AVERAGES 36.5% 44.25% 17.75% +/-3.1 1,104.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Corbett vs McGinty, Hypothetical Match-up in the Pennsylvania Governor's Race
Poll Tom Corbett (R) Katie McGinty (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac
December 11-16, 2013
37%44%15%+/-31,061
Quinnipiac
February 19-24, 2014
38%40%21%+/-2.61,405
AVERAGES 37.5% 42% 18% +/-2.8 1,233
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Corbett vs Hanger, Hypothetical Match-up in the Pennsylvania Governor's Race
Poll Tom Corbett (R) John Hanger (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac
December 11-16, 2013
37%42%14%+/-31,061
Quinnipiac
February 19-24, 2014
37%40%24%+/-2.61,405
AVERAGES 37% 41% 19% +/-2.8 1,233
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Corbett vs Wagner, Hypothetical Match-up in the Pennsylvania Governor's Race
Poll Tom Corbett (R) Jack Wagner (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac
December 11-16, 2013
36%48%11%+/-31,061
Quinnipiac
February 19-24, 2014
37%44%18%+/-2.61,405
AVERAGES 36.5% 46% 14.5% +/-2.8 1,233
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.
Gravis Marketing Poll: Pennsylvania Governor's Race
January 28, 2014
ResponseRob McCord (D)Allyson Schwartz (D)Tom Wolf (D)
Percent of the vote434238
Bob Guzzardi (R) percent of the vote313331
Undecided262530
Number polled 717
Margin of error +/-4%


Democratic primary

Governor of Pennsylvania - Democratic Primary
Poll Allyson Schwartz Kate McGintyRob McCordTom WolfNot sure/OtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
November 9-10, 2013
22%15%12%5%47%+/-3.85649
Franklin & Marshall
February 18-23, 2014
9%1%3%36%49%+/-4.2548
Franklin & Marshall
March 25-31, 2014
7%4%6%33%46%+/-4.3524
Muhlenberg College for Morning Call
April 28-30, 2014
16%3%14%42%33%+/-5417
Franklin & Marshall
May 6-12, 2014
14%5%9%33%39%+/-4.3530
Harper Polling
May 12-13, 2014
15%5%15%50%16%+/-4.14559
Muhlenberg College for Morning Call
May 13-15, 2014
14%5%9%37%35%+/-5414
AVERAGES 13.86% 5.43% 9.71% 33.71% 37.86% +/-4.4 520.14
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign media

Tom Corbett


Tom Corbett ad: "Radio Silence," October 20, 2014

Tom Wolf


Tom Wolf ad: "Forward," October 20, 2014

Ad spending

The Wesleyan Media Project published a report on September 30, 2014, highlighting spending on gubernatorial races from September 12-25. This report found that Democratic and Republican groups spent a total of $46.84 million on TV ads in 15 states with gubernatorial elections. The following chart details the group's findings including spending amounts and number of ads:[70]

Note: A bolded number indicates the highest total for this category. A number in italics is the lowest total for this category.

Spending on TV ads, September 12-25, 2014
State Total # of ads  % Democratic-leaning ads  % GOP-leaning ads Total spending-Democratic leaning (in millions of $) Total spending-GOP leaning (in millions of $)
Colorado 2,460 83.1 16.9 1.35 0.39
Connecticut 2,312 61.7 38.3 1.48 0.89
Florida 20,111 38.5 61.5 4.07 6.64
Georgia 4,625 51.1 48.9 1.43 0.99
Illinois 7,793 63.5 36.5 4.17 3.5
Iowa 2,134 47.5 52.5 0.25 0.38
Kansas 5,024 45.7 54.3 0.85 1.17
Maine 3,281 42.3 57.7 0.46 0.32
Michigan 6,767 33.9 66.1 1.14 2.3
Minnesota 1,974 83.9 16.1 0.65 0.29
New York 4,926 61 39 2.18 0.88
Pennsylvania 3,263 50.9 49.1 1.58 1.23
South Carolina 2,883 39.1 60.9 0.33 0.38
Texas 10,330 33.4 66.6 2.24 2.93
Wisconsin 7,374 63.3 36.7 1.36 1.01
TOTALS 85,257 48.2 51.8 23.54 23.3

Past elections

2010

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Corbett/Jim Cawley 54.5% 2,172,763
     Democratic Dan Onorato/H. Scott Conklin 45.5% 1,814,788
Total Votes 3,987,551
Election Results Via: Pennsylvania Department of State

2006

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Rendell/Catherine Baker Knoll Incumbent 60.4% 2,470,517
     Republican Lynn Swann/Jim Matthews 39.6% 1,622,135
Total Votes 4,092,652
Election Results Via: Pennsylvania Department of State

2002

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Rendell/Catherine Baker Knoll 53.4% 1,913,235
     Republican Mike Fisher/Jane M. Earll 44.4% 1,589,408
     Libertarian Ken V. Krawchuk/Henry E. Haller 1.1% 40,923
     Green Michael Morrill/Vicki J. Smedley 1.1% 38,423
Total Votes 3,581,989
Election Results Via: Pennsylvania Department of State

Voter turnout

Political scientist Michael McDonald's United States Elections Project studied voter turnout in the 2014 election by looking at the percentage of eligible voters who headed to the polls. McDonald used voting-eligible population (VEP), or the number of eligible voters independent of their current registration status, to calculate turnout rates in each state on November 4. He also incorporated ballots cast for the highest office in each state into his calculation. He estimated that 82,596,338 ballots were cast in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, representing 36.4 percent of the VEP.[71] By comparison, 61.6 percent of VEP voted in the 2008 presidential election and 58.2 percent of VEP voted in the 2012 presidential election.[72]

Quick facts

  • According to PBS Newshour, voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the 1942 midterms, which took place during the nation's involvement in World War II.[73]
  • Forty-three states and the District of Columbia failed to surpass 50 percent turnout in McDonald's analysis.
  • The three states with the lowest turnout according to McDonald's analysis were Indiana (28 percent), Texas (28.5 percent) and Utah (28.8 percent).
  • Maine (59.3 percent), Wisconsin (56.9 percent) and Alaska (55.3 percent) were the three states with the highest turnout.
  • There were only 12 states that increased voter turnout in 2014 compared to the 2010 midterm elections.[74]
Voter turnout rates, 2014
State Total votes for top office  % voter eligible population Top statewide office up for election Size of lead (Raw votes) Size of lead (%)
Alabama 1,200,000 33.5 Governor 320,319 27.2
Alaska 290,000 55.3 Governor 4,004 1.6
Arizona 1,550,000 34.4 Governor 143,951 12.5
Arkansas 875,000 41.2 Governor 118,664 14
California 7,750,000 31.8 Governor 1,065,748 17.8
Colorado 2,025,000 53.0 Governor 50,395 2.4
Connecticut 1,089,880 42.3 Governor 26,603 2.5
Delaware 234,038 34.4 Attorney general 31,155 13.6
District of Columbia 150,000 30.3 Mayor 27,934 19
Florida 5,951,561 42.7 Governor 66,127 1.1
Georgia 2,575,000 38.2 Governor 202,685 8
Hawaii 366,125 36.2 Governor 45,323 12.4
Idaho 440,000 39.1 Governor 65,852 14.9
Illinois 3,550,000 39.5 Governor 171,900 4.9
Indiana 1,350,000 28.0 Secretary of state 234,978 17.8
Iowa 1,150,000 50.6 Governor 245,548 21.8
Kansas 875,000 42.8 Governor 33,052 3.9
Kentucky 1,440,000 44.2 U.S. Senate 222,096 15.5
Louisiana 1,472,039 43.8 U.S. Senate 16,401 1.1
Maine 625,000 59.3 Governor 29,820 4.9
Maryland 1,750,000 41.9 Governor 88,648 6.1
Massachusetts 2,150,000 43.9 Governor 40,361 1.9
Michigan 3,151,835 42.7 Governor 129,547 4.3
Minnesota 2,025,000 51.3 Governor 109,776 5.6
Mississippi 650,000 29.7 U.S. Senate 141,234 33
Missouri 1,450,000 32.3 Auditor 684,074 53.6
Montana 365,000 46.1 U.S. Senate 65,262 17.9
Nebraska 550,000 41.3 Governor 97,678 18.7
Nevada 600,000 31.8 Governor 255,793 46.7
New Hampshire 500,000 48.8 Governor 24,924 5.2
New Jersey 1,825,000 30.4 N/A N/A N/A
New Mexico 550,000 38.3 Governor 73,868 14.6
New York 3,900,000 28.8 Governor 476,252 13.4
North Carolina 2,900,000 40.7 U.S. Senate 48,511 1.7
North Dakota 248,670 43.8 U.S. House At-large seat 42,214 17.1
Ohio 3,150,000 36.2 Governor 933,235 30.9
Oklahoma 825,000 29.8 Governor 122,060 14.7
Oregon 1,500,000 52 Governor 59,029 4.5
Pennsylvania 3,500,000 36.1 Governor 339,261 9.8
Rhode Island 325,000 41.7 Governor 14,346 4.5
South Carolina 1,246,301 34.8 Governor 179,089 14.6
South Dakota 279,412 44.5 Governor 124,865 45.1
Tennessee 1,400,000 29.1 Governor 642,214 47.5
Texas 4,750,000 28.5 Governor 957,973 20.4
Utah 550,000 28.8 Attorney general 173,819 35.2
Vermont 193,087 38.8 Governor 2,095 1.1
Virginia 2,200,000 36.7 U.S. Senate 16,727 0.8
Washington 2,050,000 41.6 N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia 460,000 31.8 U.S. Senate 124,667 27.6
Wisconsin 2,425,000 56.9 Governor 137,607 5.7
Wyoming 168,390 38.7 Governor 52,703 33.6
United States 82,596,338 36.4

Note: Information from the United States Elections Project was last updated on November 19, 2014. The results in this table draw from unofficial results as of November 12, 2014.

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 11, 2014 Primary filing deadline[75]
May 20, 2014 Primary election
August 1, 2014 General filing deadline
November 4, 2014 General election
January 20, 2015 Governor and Lieutenant Governor inauguration

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