Minnesota Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Minnesota Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date:
August 12, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winners:
Mark Dayton Democratic Party
Tina Smith Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Mark Dayton Democratic Party
Yvonne Prettner Solon Democratic Party
Mark Dayton
Yvonne Prettner Solon
Minnesota State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot

Battleground Races
Minnesota House of Representatives
Lost trifecta for Democrats
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State executive offices in Minnesota
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The Minnesota gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Mark Dayton (D) is running for re-election.[1]

The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Minnesota is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[2][3][4]


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 Mark Dayton/Tina Smith - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Johnson/Bill Kuisle
Libertarian Party Chris Holbrook/Chris Dock
Independent Grassroots Party candidates Chris Wright/David Daniels
Independence Party of America Hannah Nicollet/Tim Gieseke

Defeated in the primary

Democratic Party Bill Dahn/James Vigliotti
Democratic Party Leslie Davis/Gregory K. Soderberg
Republican Party Merrill Anderson/Mark Anderson
Republican Party Scott Honour/Karin Housley
Republican Party Marty Seifert/Pam Myhra
Republican Party Kurt Zellers/Dean Simpson

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