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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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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. The gubernatorial election is the only state executive election in Tennessee in 2014.

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]

Candidates

General election

Lost in primary

Disqualified

Withdrew

Declined


Results

Primary election

Republican primary

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.

Democratic primary

Tennessee Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles V. "Charlie" Brown 41.7% 94,528
William H. "John" McKamey 25.9% 58,725
Kennedy Spellman Johnson 24.5% 55,544
Ron Noonan 7.9% 17,956
Total Votes 226,753
Election Results Via:Politico: 2014 Tennessee Governor Primaries Results.


General election polling

General election polling

Governor of Tennessee
Poll Bill Haslam (R) Charles V. "Charlie" Brown (D)Other/UnsureMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports
August 11-12, 2014
55%30%15%+/-3750
YouGov
August 18-September 2, 2014
56%29%15%+/-41,056
AVERAGES 55.5% 29.5% 15% +/-3.5 903
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.

Hypothetical match-up

Governor of Tennessee - Hypothetical match-up
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.


Key deadlines

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

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one state executive seat in Tennessee that is up for election.

Tennessee State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Republican Party 1 Pending
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
Total 1 1

State executive organization

Executive officials in Tennessee are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges.

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Ballotpedia reports

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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. Governing, "Tennessee Gov. Haslam to Run for Re-Election," December 18, 2012
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Elections," April 7, 2014
  6. Ballot Access News, "Tennessee Libertarian Party Files Ballot Access Lawsuit," August 3, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Issued by State Election Commission Office," March 26, 2014
  8. UPI, "Man running for Tennessee governor to get his raccoon back," January 8, 2014
  9. The Raw Story, "Tennessee man runs for governor in GOP primary for right to shower with his raccoon," January 8, 2014
  10. Times Free Press, "Tennessee Democrats act to keep anti-gay activist out of governor race," April 6th, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed," accessed April 22, 2014
  12. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Issued by State Election Commission Office," accessed May 15, 2014
  13. Communication with Whitaker campaign staff, By: Kristen Mathews, December 27, 2013
  14. Nashville City Paper, "House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh ponders run in 2014 governor race," December 12, 2012
  15. Nashville Scene, "Fitzhugh Passes on Run for Governor," July 22, 2013
  16. The Tennessean, August 6, 2013
  17. WBIR, "Tennessee Democrats hamstrung by lack of candidates," January 23, 2014