Tennessee Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Tennessee Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Haslam Republican Party
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Governor

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The Tennessee Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Bill Haslam (R) is running for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Tennessee 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]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Governor Bill Haslam
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2011 Yes[4]

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
April 3 Filing deadline
August 7 Primary election
November 4 General election

Candidates

Lost in primary

Disqualified

Withdrew

Declined


Results

Primary results

Tennessee Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Haslam 87.7% 568,522
Mark "Coonrippy" Brown 6.8% 44,041
Donald Ray McFolin 3.5% 22,855
Basil Marceaux, Sr. 2% 13,093
Total Votes 648,511
Election Results Via:Politico: 2014 Tennessee Governor Primaries Results.
Tennessee Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
William H. "John" McKamey 25.9% 58,725
Kennedy Spellman Johnson 24.5% 55,544
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles V. "Charlie" Brown 41.7% 94,528
Ron Noonan 7.9% 17,956
Total Votes 226,753
Election Results Via:Politico: 2014 Tennessee Governor Primaries Results.

General election polling

Governor of Tennessee
Poll Bill Haslam (R) William H. "John" McKamey (D)Other/UnsureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports April 29-30, 2014
57%27%16%+/-0750
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5-24, 2014
55%32%13%+/-41,460
AVERAGES 56% 29.5% 14.5% +/-2 1,105
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



See also

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References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. WBIR, "Gov. Bill Haslam announces re-election campaign," December 17, 2012
  5. Governing, "Tennessee Gov. Haslam to Run for Re-Election," December 18, 2012
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Elections," April 7, 2014
  7. Ballot Access News, "Tennessee Libertarian Party Files Ballot Access Lawsuit," August 3, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Issued by State Election Commission Office," March 26, 2014
  9. UPI, "Man running for Tennessee governor to get his raccoon back," January 8, 2014
  10. The Raw Story, "Tennessee man runs for governor in GOP primary for right to shower with his raccoon," January 8, 2014
  11. Times Free Press, "Tennessee Democrats act to keep anti-gay activist out of governor race," April 6th, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed," accessed April 22, 2014
  13. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Issued by State Election Commission Office," accessed May 15, 2014
  14. Communication with Whitaker campaign staff, By: Kristen Mathews, December 27, 2013
  15. Nashville City Paper, "House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh ponders run in 2014 governor race," December 12, 2012
  16. Nashville Scene, "Fitzhugh Passes on Run for Governor," July 22, 2013
  17. The Tennessean, August 6, 2013
  18. WBIR, "Tennessee Democrats hamstrung by lack of candidates," January 23, 2014