South Carolina Gubernatorial election, 2014

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South Carolina Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date:
June 10, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Nikki Haley Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Nikki Haley Republican Party

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


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]


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

Republican Party Nikki Haley - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png[5][6]
Democratic Party Vincent Sheheen - State Senator[7]
Libertarian Party Steve French[8]
Independent Morgan Reeves - United Citizens Party candidate[7]


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


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 plans to run for re-election in 2014. 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.

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