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

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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.

Paul Vallas (Lt. Gov) - Former Chief of Chicago Public Schools[2]
Evelyn Sanguinetti (Lt. Gov)[4]
Alex Cummings (Lt. Gov)[6]
Bob Pritchett, Jr. (Lt. Gov)
Don Stone (Lt. Gov)[8]

Lost in the primary

Brunell Donald (Lt. Gov)[9][10]
Maria Rodriguez[12]
Jil Tracy (Lt. Gov)[14]
Steve Kim (Lt. Gov)[16]


Race background

Incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking a second term in 2014. A report released by Governing in Dec. 2012 named Gov. Pat Quinn as one of five gubernatorial incumbents considered vulnerable to losing re-election in the 2013-2014 gubernatorial elections.[17] In March 2013, analyst Larry Sabato echoed Governing's prediction about Quinn's insecure position heading into his 2014 re-election campaign.

Polls

Hypothetical match-up polls

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%

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. The Chicago Tribune, "Bruce Rauner raises $1.3 million in a month for governor's race," April 2, 2013
  4. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  5. Independent Political Report, "Libertarian Party of Illinois holds annual state convention," September 23, 2013
  6. Independent Political Report, "Libertarian Party of Illinois holds annual state convention," September 23, 2013
  7. Illinois Green Party, "Meet Scott Summers, candidate for governor," accessed March 18, 2014
  8. Independent Political Report, "Constitution Party of Illinois nominates statewide candidates," March 24, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 Tio Hardiman for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 3, 2013
  10. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  11. Brady/Rodriguez for Governor/Lt. Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 3, 2013
  12. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  13. Dillard/Tracy for Governor/Lt. Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 3, 2013
  14. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  15. The Southern, "Rutherford announces gov. campaign in Southern Illinois," June 2, 2013
  16. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate list," December 3, 2013
  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