South Carolina Attorney General election, 2014

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South Carolina Attorney General Election

Primary Date:
June 10, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Alan Wilson Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Alan Wilson Republican Party
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South Carolina State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorLt. GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Comptroller, Auditor, Superintendent of Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, Adjutant General

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The South Carolina Attorney General election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Alan Wilson (R) was first elected in 2010 and was running for re-election. He won election to a four-year term against Democratic candidate Parnell Diggs.

South Carolina 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]

Candidates

General election

Republican Party Alan Wilson - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Parnell Diggs - Attorney[4]

Results

General election

Attorney General of South Carolina, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Wilson Incumbent 60.3% 738,434
     Democratic Parnell Diggs 39.7% 486,058
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 879
Total Votes 1,225,371
Election Results via South Carolina State Election Commission.

Campaign themes

The following table displays the stances taken by both candidates on hot topics in South Carolina:

Stances on major issues[5]
Issues Alan Wilson (R) Parnell Diggs (D)
Same-sex marriage Continue to defend state ban in court Supports
Affordable Care Act Opposes Supports
Voter ID Supports Opposes

Past elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Alan Wilson won election to the office of South Carolina Attorney General. He defeated Matthew Richardson (D) and Leslie Minerd (G) in the general election.

South Carolina Attorney General, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Wilson 53.7% 716,193
     Democratic Matthew Richardson 44.2% 589,135
     Green Leslie Minerd 2% 27,008
     Write-In Various 0% 470
Total Votes 1,332,806
Election Results Via: South Carolina State Election Commission

2006

On November 7, 2006, Henry McMaster won re-election to the office of South Carolina Attorney General. He ran unopposed in the general election.

South Carolina Attorney General, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHenry McMaster Incumbent 99.2% 779,453
     Write-In Various 0.8% 6,107
Total Votes 785,560
Election Results Via: South Carolina State Election Commission

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 30, 2014 Primary and convention filing deadline[6]
June 10, 2014 Primary election
August 15, 2014 Filing deadline for petition and nonpartisan candidates
November 4, 2014 General election
January 14, 2015 Inauguration for state executives

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