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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date:
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Race rating: Lean Democrat

November 4 Election Winners:
Charles D. Baker Republican Party
Karyn Polito Republican Party
Incumbents prior to election:
Deval Patrick Democratic Party
Lieutenant governor's office is vacant

Massachusetts State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor

Lost trifecta for Democrats
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The Massachusetts gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Deval Patrick (D) is eligible for re-election, as Massachusetts has no gubernatorial term limits. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[1]


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.

General election

Democratic Party Martha Coakley/Steve Kerrigan[2]
Republican Party Charles D. Baker/Karyn PolitoGreen check mark transparent.png[3][4]
Independent Evan Falchuk/Angus Jennings[5][6]
Independent Jeffrey McCormick/Tracy Post[7][8]
Independent Scott Lively/Shelly Saunders[9]

Lost in primary


Democratic Party Donald Berwick - Pediatrician, former Obama administration health care official[6]
Democratic Party Steven Grossman - Massachusetts Treasurer[10][11]
Republican Party Mark Fisher - Business owner[12]

Lieutenant gubernatorial

Democratic Party Leland Cheung
Democratic Party Michael Edward Lake

Did not make general ballot

Democratic Party Juliette Kayyem - Former columnist for the Boston Globe, former Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs[13]
Democratic Party Joe Avellone - Health care executive, former Wellesley selectman[14]

Withdrew or declined

Democratic Party Daniel Wolf - State Sen., Cape and Islands District[15][16]
Democratic Party Michael Capuano - U.S. House Rep, 7th District[17][18]
Democratic Party Joe Curtatone - Mayor of Somerville[19][20]

See also

External links

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  1. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Website, "Massachusetts Directory of Political Parties and Designations," accessed January 3, 2014
  2. The Boston Globe, Political Intelligence, "Martha Coakley launches bid for governor with handshakes and a video," September 16, 2013
  3. The Washington Post, "Republican Charlie Baker announces run for governor," September 4, 2013
  4., "Republican Charles Baker to announce Mass. gubernatorial bid Wednesday," accessed September 3, 2013
  5. Wicked Local, Newton resident Evan Falchuk announces 2014 gubernatorial run as United Independent candidate, February 25, 2013
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wicked Local, "Newton's Don Berwick announces run for governor," June 17, 2013
  7. The Republic/, "Jeffrey McCormick of Boston jumps into Massachusetts governors race as independent candidate," October 21, 2013
  8. Jeff McCormick for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed December 31, 2013
  9. Massachusetts Live, Anti-gay minister Scott Lively, of Springfield, running for governor, December 16, 2014
  10., "Steve Grossman officially announces run for gov. at Mass. Dem. convention," July 13, 2013
  11. The Walpole Times, "Murray: Grossman's plans won't affect my decision on running for gub," January 7, 2013
  12. Boston Globe, Baker holds off rival in GOP race for governor, March 22, 2014
  13. Boston Globe, Juliette Kayyem announces run for Mass. governor, August 21, 2013 (dead link)
  14. Joe Avellone for Governor, "Home," accessed April 14, 2013
  15. The Boston Herald, "Wolf, citing unresolved ethics complaint, exits gov’s race," October 22, 2013
  16. Cape Cod Times, "Wolf bows out of governor's race," October 21, 2013
  17. The Boston Globe, "US Rep. Capuano to run for re-election, not governor," September 26, 2013
  18. The Phoenix, "The Gathering Storm," November 7, 2012
  19. The Boston Globe, "Somerville Mayor Curtatone will not run for governor," October 17, 2013
  20. The Boston Herald, "Curtatone: Decision on gubernatorial race 'days away,'" September 27, 2013