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Incumbent [[Nikki Haley]] is running for re-election in 2014.<ref> [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/26/south-carolina-gov-haley-launches-reelection-campaign-video/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''Washington Post,'' "South Carolina Gov. Haley launches re-election campaign (Video)," August 26, 2013] </ref> [[Republican]] [[South Carolina Treasurer|state treasurer]] [[Curtis Loftis, Jr.]] considered challenging Haley for the party's nomination, but announced on January 25, 2013 that he would seek re-election to his current post as treasurer instead.<ref name=reelec>[http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=852380#.UQfcP-giioR ''WPDE News,'' "SC State Treasurer won't run for governor," January 25, 2013]</ref> Without Loftis, the list of potential Republican primary candidates is still long, and includes two fellow officials from the executive branch: [[Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina|Lieutenant Governor]] [[Glenn McConnell]] and [[Attorney General of South Carolina|Attorney General]] [[Alan Wilson]].
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Incumbent [[Nikki Haley]] is running for re-election in 2014.<ref> [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/26/south-carolina-gov-haley-launches-reelection-campaign-video/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''Washington Post'', "South Carolina Gov. Haley launches re-election campaign (Video)," August 26, 2013] </ref> [[Republican]] [[South Carolina Treasurer|state treasurer]] [[Curtis Loftis, Jr.]] considered challenging Haley for the party's nomination, but announced on January 25, 2013 that he would seek re-election to his current post as treasurer instead.<ref name=reelec>[http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=852380#.UQfcP-giioR ''WPDE News,'' "SC State Treasurer won't run for governor," January 25, 2013]</ref> Without Loftis, the list of potential Republican primary candidates is still long, and includes two fellow officials from the executive branch: [[Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina|Lieutenant Governor]] [[Glenn McConnell]] and [[Attorney General of South Carolina|Attorney General]] [[Alan Wilson]].
  
 
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Revision as of 16:58, 5 April 2014


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South Carolina Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Nikki Haley Republican Party
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South Carolina State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
GovernorLt. GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Comptroller, Auditor, Superintendent of Education, Commissioner of Agriculture, Adjutant General

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The South Carolina gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Nikki Haley (R) is running for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.[1]

South Carolina 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]

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.

Republican Party Nikki Haley - Incumbent[5][6]
Democratic Party Vincent Sheheen - State Senator[7]
Libertarian Party Steve French[8]
Independent Morgan Reeves - United Citizens Party candidate[7]

Withdrawn

Libertarian Party Ralph Allen Beach[9][7]
Independent Tom Ervin[7][10]

Declined

Republican Party Alan Wilson - Attorney General of South Carolina[5]
Republican Party Tom Davis - State Senator
Republican Party Bobby Harrell, Jr., Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives[5]
Republican Party Glenn McConnell - Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina[11]
Republican Party Mick Mulvaney - U.S. Representative[5]
Republican Party Tim Scott - U.S. Senator[5]

Race background

Incumbent Nikki Haley is running for re-election in 2014.[12] Republican state treasurer Curtis Loftis, Jr. considered challenging Haley for the party's nomination, but announced on January 25, 2013 that he would seek re-election to his current post as treasurer instead.[1] Without Loftis, the list of potential Republican primary candidates is still long, and includes two fellow officials from the executive branch: Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell and Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Polls

Governor of South Carolina
Poll Nikki Haley (R) Vincent Sheheen (D)Other/UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Clarity Campaign Labs Poll
October 15-16, 2013
44%40%16%+/-3.53760
Conservative Intel Poll
October 27-28, 2013
48%39%13%+/-3.77676
Susquehanna Polling and Research
July 22, 2014
46%42%12%+/-41,000
Palmetto Politics Poll
July 7-13, 2014
53%40%7%+/-3.11,000
YouGov
July 5-24, 2014
55%38%7%+/-01,186
Rasmussen Reports
August 25-26, 2014
51%36%13%+/-4750
New York Times/CBS/YouGov
August 18-September 2, 2014
56%35%9%+/-5833
New York Times/CBS/YouGov
September 20-October 1, 2014
53%36%11%+/-22,663
New York Times/CBS/YouGov
October 16-23, 2014
50%33%17%+/-41,566
AVERAGES 50.67% 37.67% 11.67% +/-3.27 1,159.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes incumbent status.

See also

External links

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