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Kansas Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbents prior to election:
Gov. Sam Brownback Republican Party
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer Republican Party
Gov. Sam Brownback
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer
Kansas State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor/Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner

Current trifecta for Republicans
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The Kansas gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Sam Brownback (R) is eligible for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Kansas 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.[1][2][3]

The race is considered to be highly competitive, with early polls showing Democrat Paul Davis, the state House Minority Leader, with a small lead over the incumbent governor, Republican Sam Brownback. The Washington Post has also named Kansas as one of its top 15 gubernatorial races of 2014, declaring that "it's hard to ignore polls that show Gov. Sam Brownback's approval ratings well shy of 50%."[4] Brownback's approval ratings have hovered around 35% since January of 2012.[5]

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

Republican Party Sam Brownback/Jeff Colyer- Incumbents[6][7]
Democratic Party Paul Davis/Jill Docking[8][9][10]
Libertarian Party Keen A. Umbehr/Josh Umbehr[11][12][13]

Lost in primary

Republican Party Jennifer Winn/Robin Lais[14][15]
Libertarian Party Tresa McAlhaney/Grant Nelson[16][17]

Polls

A KWCH poll commissioned in October 2013, a little more than a year before the election, showed Davis beating Brownback by four percentage points.[18] Furthermore, the poll found a third of Republicans defecting to Davis, who holds a 58%-28% advantage with moderates.

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Sam
Brownback (R)
Paul
Davis (D)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling February 18-20, 2014 693 ± 3.7% 40% 42% - 18%
SurveyUSA October 23–24, 2013 511 ± 4.4% 39% 43% 12% 6%

See also

External links

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References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Washington Post, "The Fix's top 15 gubernatorial races of 2014," November 15, 2013
  5. Kansas City Star, "Surveys find a hint of election vulnerability in Gov. Sam Brownback," October 29, 2013
  6. Lawrence Journal-World, "Brownback running for re-election," June 21, 2013
  7. Lawrence Journal-World, "Brownback running for re-election," June 21, 2013
  8. The Topeka Capital-Journal, "Davis launches Democratic campaign for Kansas governor," September 17, 2013
  9. Wichita Eagle, "Paul Davis forms committee for governor's race," August 8, 2013
  10. Kentucky.com, "Davis teams with Docking in Kansas governor's race," October 22, 2013
  11. Keen A. Umbehr for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed October 8, 2013
  12. Kansas First News, Alma lawyer seeks Libertarian nod for governor, August 29, 2013
  13. The Wichita Eagle, "Physician campaigning as Libertarian dad’s running mate in Kansas governor’s race," May 22, 2014
  14. Jennifer Winn for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed February 18, 2014
  15. Kansas Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Candidates List," accessed June 18, 2014
  16. Tresa McAlhane for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 23, 2013
  17. Grant Nelson for Lieutenant Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 23, 2013
  18. KWCH "FactFinder 12 Survey: Gov. Brownback in danger of being unseated," October 25, 2013