Illinois Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Illinois Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
March 18, 2014

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winners:
Pending
Incumbents prior to election:
Gov. Pat Quinn Democratic Party
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Democratic Party
Gov. Pat Quinn
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon
Illinois State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Controller

Current trifecta for Democrats
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The Illinois gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Pat Quinn (D) is running for re-election.

Illinois is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party, but they do have to choose, publicly, which party's ballot they will vote on at the primary election.[1]

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.

Running mates listed together in order of "Governor/Lieutenant Governor"

General election

Lost in the primary

Failed to qualify


Race background

Incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn (D) is set to run for his second full term as governor in 2014. According to race ratings released by Governing Politics and analyst Larry Sabato's "Crystal Ball," Quinn is among the incumbents considered most vulnerable to losing re-election heading into the 2014 gubernatorial election cycle.[17]

Polls

Hypothetical match-up polls

June 2013

Republican gubernatorial primary - hypothetical match-up
Poll Dan Rutherford Bill BradyBruce RaunerKirk DillardMargin of ErrorSample Size
Capitol Fax/We Ask America Poll
(June 20, 2013)
22%18%12%11%38%+/-2.81,310
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.

November 2012

Between November 26-28, 2012 Public Policy Polling surveyed 500 registered Illinois voters through live telephone interviews. The respondents were given a series of hypothetical match-ups between Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and three potential Republican candidates, and asked which of the two candidates they would vote for in the 2014 election. The margin of error is +/- 4.4%. [18]

Hypothetical match-ups for Governor of Illinois
Kirk DillardDan RutherfordAaron Schock
Percent of the vote44%43%39%
Pat Quinn's percent of the vote37%39%40%
Undecided19%18%21%

Campaign sites & media

Democratic PartyBill Daley


Daley announces his candidacy for governor in 2014 - released June 11, 2013

Republican PartyBill Brady

Republican PartyBruce Rauner


"Upside Down" - released June 11, 2013

"Back To Work" - released June 11, 2013

Republican PartyDan Rutherford

See also

External links

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References

  1. Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, "2014 Primary: Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 2, 2014
  2. ChicagoBusiness.com, "Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn taps Paul Vallas for running mate," November 8, 2013
  3. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  4. Independent Political Report, "Libertarian Party of Illinois holds annual state convention," September 23, 2013
  5. Independent Political Report, "Libertarian Party of Illinois holds annual state convention," September 23, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tio Hardiman for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 3, 2013
  7. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  8. Brady/Rodriguez for Governor/Lt. Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 3, 2013
  9. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  10. Dillard/Tracy for Governor/Lt. Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 3, 2013
  11. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  12. The Southern, "Rutherford announces gov. campaign in Southern Illinois," June 2, 2013
  13. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  14. Illinois Green Party, "Meet Scott Summers, candidate for governor," accessed March 18, 2014
  15. Independent Political Report, "Constitution Party of Illinois nominates statewide candidates," March 24, 2014
  16. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate Detail - General Election 11/04/2014," accessed August 21, 2014
  17. Governing Politics, "2013-2014 Governor's Races: Who's Vulnerable?," December 11, 2012
  18. Public Policy Polling, "Quinn in deep trouble, Dems favor Madigan," November 29, 2012