Texas Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Texas Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Rick Perry Republican Party
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Texas State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorLt. GovernorAttorney General
Down Ballot
Comptroller, Land Commissioner, Commissioner of Agriculture, Railroad Commissioner

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The Texas Gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rick Perry (R) is eligible for re-election, as Texas has no gubernatorial term limits, but announced on July 8, 2013 that he would not seek re-election.[1] The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[2][3]

Candidates

Lost primary or at convention

Withdrew

Declined to run


Key dates

Deadline Event
December 9, 2013 Filing deadline for candidates
March 4, 2014 Primary election
May 27, 2014 Primary run-off election
November 4, 2014 General election

Results

Primary election

Texas Gubernatorial Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Abbott 91.5% 1,219,831
SECEDE Kilgore 1.4% 19,021
Miriam Martinez 2.7% 35,416
Lisa Fritsch 4.4% 58,742
Total Votes 1,333,010
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.
Texas Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Davis 79.1% 432,025
Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal 20.9% 114,455
Total Votes 546,480
Election Results Via:Texas Secretary of State.


Polls

General election

Abbott vs. Davis

Governor of Texas
Poll Greg Abbott (R) Wendy Davis (D)Other/Don't Know/NAMargin of ErrorSample Size
Texas Lyceum Poll
September 6-20, 2013
29%21%50%+/-3.47798
Public Policy Polling
November 1-4, 2013
50%35%15%+/-4.4500
University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll
February 7-17, 2014
47%36%17%+/-3.281,200
Rasmussen Reports
March 3-4, 2014
53%41%5%+/-4.5500
Emerson College Polling Society
March 7-12, 2014
49%42%9%+/-4.4404
Public Policy Polling
April 10-13, 2014
51%37%13%+/-4.1559
University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll
May 30 - June 8, 2014
44%32%24%+/-2.831,200
AVERAGES 46.14% 34.86% 19% +/-3.85 737.29
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

With Kathie Glass

Governor of Texas
Poll Greg Abbott (R) Wendy Davis (D)Kathie Glass (L)Don't Know/NAMargin of ErrorSample Size
University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll
October 18-27, 2013
40%35%5%20%+/-3.331,200
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

With Debra Medina

Governor of Texas
Poll Greg Abbott (R) Wendy Davis (D)Debra Medina (I)Don't Know/NAMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
November 1-4, 2013
47%37%9%8%+/-4.4500
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


Primary

Republican primary

Governor of Texas - Republican Primary
Poll Greg Abbott Miriam MartinezLisa FritschSECEDE KilgoreMargin of ErrorSample Size
University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll
February 7-17, 2014
88%5%5%2%+/-5.37543
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
Governor of Texas - Republican Primary
Poll Greg Abbott Lisa FritschTom PaukenMiriam MartinezLarry KilgoreDon't KnowMargin of ErrorSample Size
University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll
October 18-27, 2013
50%3%2%2%1%42%+/-5.021,200
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

Democratic primary

Governor of Texas - Democratic Primary
Poll Wendy Davis Ray MadrigalMargin of ErrorSample Size
University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll
February 7-17, 2014
85%15%+/-6.06381
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 ads

Additional reading

See also

External links

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References

  1. USA Today, "Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he won't run again," July 8, 2013
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
  3. Texas Statutes, "Section 172.086," accessed January 3, 2014
  4. Washington Post, "Wendy Davis announces run for Texas governor," October 3, 2013
  5. Associated Press, "Dad: George P. Bush eyeing Texas land commissioner," November 14, 2012
  6. National Journal, "Report: Abbott to run for Texas governor," January 11, 2013
  7. Houston Chronicle, "AG Abbott formally kicks off gubernatorial bid," July 14, 2013
  8. Statesman, "Year of the Women? Will Greg Abbott face Wendy Davis, Kathie Glass and Debra Medina in 2014?," October 1, 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Independent Political Report, "Texas, Wisconsin Libertarian Conventions This Weekend," 4/11/2014
  10. Green Party of Texas, "Press Release: 50 Candidates File to Run as Greens in Texas," December 10, 2013
  11. Star-Telegram, "2014 campaign now off and running in Texas," November 9, 2013
  12. My San Antonio, "Secession succeeds — as a talking point," November 24, 2012
  13. Valley Morning Star, "Miriam Martinez says she’ll run for governor," January 22, 2013
  14. Dallas Morning News, "Tea party activist jumps into GOP contest for governor in Texas," October 8, 2013
  15. Examiner, "Lee Wrights announces for Libertarian governor in Grapevine," October 31, 2013
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Libertarian Party of Texas, " 2014 Texas statewide offices," accessed December 10, 2013
  17. The Dallas Morning News, "Former Texas GOP Chairman Tom Pauken to run for governor," March 21, 2013
  18. Dallas Morning News, "Tom Pauken withdraws from GOP governor’s race," December 5, 2013
  19. Dalhart Texan, "Chapman for Governor," July 2013
  20. Very Good Citizenship Today, "Chapman Withdraws from Texas Gubernatorial Race," January 10, 2014
  21. NBC News, "Perry won't seek re-election as TX governor," July 8, 2013
  22. Dallas Morning News, "Debra Media nixes governor run; files for comptroller," November 13, 2013