Florida Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 09:39, 19 June 2013 by MStrano (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

StateExecLogo.png

Florida Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 26, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Rick Scott Republican Party
Rick Scott.jpg

Florida State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner

Flag of Florida.png
The Florida gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election will be held on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rick Scott (R) is eligible to run for re-election and began making plans for his campaign as early as May of 2012.[1]

Florida 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.[2][3][4]


Gubernatorial Candidates

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Democratic Primary Candidates

Republican Primary Candidates

Third Party and Write-in candidates


Lieutenant Gubernatorial Candidates


Race background

Republican incumbent Rick Scott is seeking a second term as governor in 2014.

A report released by Governing in Dec. 2012 named Scott as one of five governors considered vulnerable to losing re-election in 2014.[12]

One potential threat to his re-election is former governor and attorney general Charlie Crist. Although he has yet to declare, Crist's recent decision to change his party registration to Democrat and subsequent hobnobbing with the Democratic Governors Association strongly suggest he is preparing for a return bid.[13] Crist was a Republican until 2010 when he re-registered as an Independent in order to stay in the race after Republican voters chose Marco Rubio over him in the primary, and his latest party makeover has been widely interpreted as a strategic maneuver aimed at helping him unseat Scott in 2014.[14] In June 2013, former Florida Senator Nan Rich became the first Democrat in the race.

Polls

Hypothetical match-up polls

Rich vs. Scott

Governor of Florida Hypothetical Match-Up Poll
Poll Nan Rich (D) Rick Scott (R)Someone elseUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Quinnipiac University Poll
(June 11-16, 2013)
36%42%3%18%+/-2.91,176
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

Crist vs. Scott

Governor Florida Hypothetical Match-Up Poll
Poll Charlie Crist (D) Rick Scott (R)Don't Know/RefusedOtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
Florida Opinion Research
May 23–25, 2012
48.1%34.1%12.8%5.0%+/-3.46802
Quinnipiac University Poll
(June 11-16, 2013)
47%37%12%4%+/-2.91,176
AVERAGES 47.55% 35.55% 12.4% 4.5% +/-3.18 989
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

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References