Jonathan Narcisse

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General electionNovember 4, 2014
Candidate for
Governor of Iowa
PartyIowa Party
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Jonathan Narcisse was an Iowa Party candidate for Governor of Iowa in the 2014 elections.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Narcisse also ran for governor on the Iowa Party line in 2010.



See also: Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014

Narcisse ran for Governor of Iowa as an Iowa Party candidate. His running mate is Michael Richards.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Incumbent standing before re-election

Before Branstad formally launched his campaign, polls showed him in excellent standing for re-election, with an average lead of 20 percentage points in hypothetical general election match-ups.[2] Branstad had looked considerably less secure around the time ex-Democratic challenger Tyler Olson entered the race in July 2013, with only 43 percent of polled voters saying they believed the governor deserved to be re-elected and 54 percent answering that he held office long enough, even though 51 percent approved of his performance. A December 2013 poll by Quinnipiac University gave him a boost of 8 percent in both approval and "deserves to be re-elected" categories.[3][4] By mid-March 2014, polls continued to show Branstad sitting comfortably at 63 percent job approval and Hatch trailing behind by 15 points.[5]

Candidate withdrawals

Democratic State Rep. Tyler Olson declared his candidacy for governor in July 2013 and was considered a strong contender for the party's nomination before withdrawing from the race in December 2013.[6] He decided to drop out following the announcement of his separation from wife Sarah Olson, who had been an instrumental part of his family-oriented campaign.[7][8] Olson's withdrawal was followed soon thereafter by former state Sen. Bob Krause's announcement he was shutting down his campaign. Their absences cleared the path for remaining Democratic hopeful Jack Hatch to face Branstad in the general election. Krause immediately gave Hatch his support, while Olson declined to endorse Hatch upon dropping out of the race.[6][9]


See also: Iowa gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Narcisse faced incumbent Chet Culver (D), Terry E. Branstad (R), Eric Cooper (L) and Dave Rosenfeld (SW) in the general election on November 2, 2010. Branstad won the election.[10]

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