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The primary election was held on '''June 4, 2013''', followed by the general election on '''November 5, 2013'''.
 
The primary election was held on '''June 4, 2013''', followed by the general election on '''November 5, 2013'''.
Within minutes of the polls closing, the AP reported Gov. [[Chris Christie]] (R) and running mate [[Kim Guadagno]] (R) won re-election. Never in doubt, Christie held a comfortable lead in the polls throughout the race. The last time a Republican candidate received over 50 percent in the state was back in 1988.<ref> [http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/christie-is-man-of-the-hour-for-a-divided-republican-party/2013/11/05/6d9b144e-465f-11e3-bf0c-cebf37c6f484_story.html ''Washington Post,'' “Christie is man of the hour for a divided Republican Party,”  November 5, 2013] </ref>  Going into the race Christie said he hoped to break the record, something he sought to do in 2009 but came short of, defeating incumbent [[Jon Corzine]] (D) by a margin of 48.5 percent to 44.9 percent. Tonight he easily broke the record with unofficial results showing him taking a whopping 60.5 percent of the vote. The Democratic ticket of State Senator [[Barbara Buono]] and [[Milly Silva]] came in second with 38 percent. Six third-party challengers also ran. None of them earned more than 0.6 percent.
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Within minutes of the polls closing, the AP reported Gov. [[Chris Christie]] (R) and running mate [[Kim Guadagno]] (R) won re-election. Never in doubt, Christie held a comfortable lead in the polls throughout the race. The last time a Republican candidate received over 50 percent in the state was back in 1988.<ref> [http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/christie-is-man-of-the-hour-for-a-divided-republican-party/2013/11/05/6d9b144e-465f-11e3-bf0c-cebf37c6f484_story.html ''Washington Post,'' “Christie is man of the hour for a divided Republican Party,”  November 5, 2013] </ref>  Going into the race Christie said he hoped to break the record, something he sought to do in 2009 but came short of, defeating incumbent [[Jon Corzine]] (D) by a margin of 48.5 percent to 44.9 percent. He easily broke the record with unofficial results showing him taking a whopping 60.5 percent of the vote. The Democratic ticket of State Senator [[Barbara Buono]] and [[Milly Silva]] came in second with 38 percent. Six third-party challengers also ran. None of them earned more than 0.6 percent.
 
===Virginia===
 
===Virginia===
 
Three state executive seats were up for election in Virginia in 2013:
 
Three state executive seats were up for election in Virginia in 2013:

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Three states held state executive official elections in 2013: New Jersey, Virginia and Wisconsin. In those elections, a total of 1 state executive seat was elected on April 2, 2013, while 5 state executive seats were elected on November 5, 2013.
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New Jersey

Two state executive positions were up for election in New Jersey in 2013:

The primary election was held on June 4, 2013, followed by the general election on November 5, 2013. Within minutes of the polls closing, the AP reported Gov. Chris Christie (R) and running mate Kim Guadagno (R) won re-election. Never in doubt, Christie held a comfortable lead in the polls throughout the race. The last time a Republican candidate received over 50 percent in the state was back in 1988.[1] Going into the race Christie said he hoped to break the record, something he sought to do in 2009 but came short of, defeating incumbent Jon Corzine (D) by a margin of 48.5 percent to 44.9 percent. He easily broke the record with unofficial results showing him taking a whopping 60.5 percent of the vote. The Democratic ticket of State Senator Barbara Buono and Milly Silva came in second with 38 percent. Six third-party challengers also ran. None of them earned more than 0.6 percent.

Virginia

Three state executive seats were up for election in Virginia in 2013:

[2] The Republican primary convention took place on May 17-18, 2013, followed by the Democratic primary election on June 11, 2013.[3]

The general election was held November 5, 2013.[4] Heading into the 2013 election season, all three state executive offices had Republican incumbents, and not one sought re-election. Governor Bob McDonnell was ineligible to run due to term limits, while both Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided to forgo possible re-election to their respective posts in hope of being elected to succeed McDonnell. The combination of Cuccinelli's bid and the Republican Party's shift to a closed primary convention in 2013 ultimately compelled Bolling, who had once been considered the front runner for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, to opt out of the governor's race. After cancelling his bid for the governorship, Bolling refused to settle for another term as lieutenant governor, leaving three open seats for the Democrats to claim. In the end, Terry McAuliffe defeated Cuccinelli for governor, and Democrats Ralph Northam and Mark Herring won the races for lieutenant governor and attorney general, marking a complete partisan overhaul of the state government's top tier executive branch.

Wisconsin

One state executive position was up for election in Wisconsin in 2013:

Only two candidates filed for the nonpartisan position of Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction, enabling them to bypass the February 19, 2013 primary election and automatically advance to the general election, which was held on April 2, 2013.[5] Incumbent Tony Evers won re-election on April 2, 2013, defeating challenger Don Pridemore with over 61% of the vote.

Incumbents and candidates table

State Executive Official Elections Results in 2013
Office Incumbent Incumbent Party Incumbent Running? 2013 Winner Partisan switch?
Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie Ends.png Republican Yes Chris Christie No
Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey Kim Guadagno Ends.png Republican Yes Kim Guadagno No
Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell Ends.png Republican No Terry McAuliffe Yes
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Bill Bolling Ends.png Republican No Ralph Northam Yes
Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli Ends.png Republican No Mark Herring Yes
Superintendent of Wisconsin Tony Evers Grey.png Nonpartisan Yes Tony Evers No

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Partisan breakdown

2013 State Executive Election Partisan Breakdown
Party Before 2013 Election After 2013 Election Net Change
Democratic 0 3 +3
Republican 5 2 -3
Independent (Non-partisan) 1 1 0
TOTALS 6 6 0
2013 State Executive Election Analysis
Party Open Seat Winners Defeated Incumbents New State Executives
Democratic 3 0 3
Republican 0 0 0
Independent (Non-partisan) 0 0 0
TOTALS 3 0 3

New Jersey

On November 5, 2013, Chris Christie and Kim Guadagno (R) won re-election as Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. They defeated the Buono/Silva (D), Kaplan/Bell (L), Welzer/Alessandrini (I), Sare/Todd (I), Araujo/Salamanca (I), Schroeder/Moschella (I) and Boss/Thorne (I) ticket(s) in the general election.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Christie & Kim Guadagno 60.3% 1,278,932
     Democratic Barbara Buono & Milly Silva 38.2% 809,978
     Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan & Brenda Bell 0.6% 12,155
     Independent Steven Welzer & Patricia Alessandrini 0.4% 8,295
     Independent Diane Sare & Bruce Todd 0.2% 3,360
     Independent William Araujo & Maria Salamanca 0.2% 3,300
     Independent Hank Schroeder & Patricia Moschella 0.1% 2,784
     Independent Jeff Boss & Robert Thorne 0.1% 2,062
Total Votes 2,120,866
Election Results Via: New Jersey Department of State


Governor of New Jersey Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Buono 88.1% 173,714
Troy Webster 11.9% 23,457
Total Votes 197,171
Election Results Via:New Jersey Department of State.


Governor of New Jersey Republican Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Christie Incumbent 91.9% 205,666
Seth Grossman 8.1% 18,095
Total Votes 223,761
Election Results Via:New Jersey Department of State.



Virginia

Virginia Gubernatorial General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry McAuliffe 47.8% 1,069,789
     Republican Ken Cuccinelli 45.2% 1,013,354
     Libertarian Robert Sarvis 6.5% 146,084
     N/A Write-in 0.5% 11,087
Total Votes 2,240,314
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.


Virginia Lieutenant Gubernatorial General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Northam 55.1% 1,213,155
     Republican E.W. Jackson 44.5% 980,257
     N/A Write-in 0.3% 7,472
Total Votes 2,200,884
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.


Recount: Virginia Attorney General General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring (MOV post-recount +907) 50% 1,105,045
     Republican Mark Obenshain 50% 1,104,138
Total Votes 2,209,183
Election Results Virginia State Board of Elections.
Virginia Attorney General General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring (MOV pre-recount +165) 49.9% 1,103,777
     Republican Mark Obenshain 49.9% 1,103,612
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 4,892
Total Votes 2,212,281
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.


Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Northam 54.2% 78,337
Aneesh Chopra 45.8% 66,098
Total Votes 144,435
Election Results Via:Virginia State Board of Elections.



Attorney General of Virginia Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring 51.7% 72,861
Justin Fairfax 48.3% 68,177
Total Votes 141,038
Election Results Via:Virginia State Board of Elections.


Wisconsin

Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Non-partisan Green check mark transparent.pngTony Evers Incumbent 61.1% 487,030
     Non-partisan Don Pridemore 38.7% 308,050
     Scattering Various 0.2% 1,431
Total Votes 796,511
Election Results via Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

2013 State Executive Primary Information
State Signature Filing Deadline Primary Date Notes/Costs for candidates Days between Deadline and Primary
New Jersey 4/1/2013 6/04/2013 Candidates for Governor must submit 1,000 signatures.[6] 64
Virginia 3/28/2013 6/11/2013 (Republican convention will be held 5/18/2013) Democratic primary** candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General must pay a filing fee equaling 2% of the annual salary for the office during the year of the filing (Governor-$3,500.00;Lieutenant Governor-$726.42;Attorney General-$3,000.00) and submit at least 10,000 signatures, including a minimum of 400 from each of Virginia's 11 congressional districts.[7][8] The deadline to file for the general election for Independent party candidates is 6/17/2013 and 6/11/2013 for non-party candidates.[9] 74
Wisconsin 1/2/2013 2/19/2013 Candidates for Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction must submit 2,000-4,000 signatures to qualify for ballot placement.[10] 48

**Beginning in 2013, the Republican party of Virginia will select its candidates for governor, lt. governor, and attorney general by a party-funded primary nominating convention. The Democratic party will continue to nominate gubernatorial candidates by taxpayer-funded primary election.

Contents
1 New Jersey
1.1 Key dates
1.2 Candidates
1.3 Election Results
2 Virginia
2.1 Key dates
2.2 Candidates
2.3 Election results
2.4 Nominating conventions
3 Wisconsin
3.1 Key dates
3.2 Results

New Jersey

Deadline Event
April 1 Last day to file candidacy
May 14 Voter registration for primary election
June 4 Primary election
June 10 Last day for independent candidates to file for general election
Nov. 5 General election

General election

Candidates

Governor

General election

(Governor & Lieutenant Governor running-mate listed together)

[11]


Results

On November 5, 2013, Chris Christie and Kim Guadagno (R) won re-election as Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. They defeated the Buono/Silva (D), Kaplan/Bell (L), Welzer/Alessandrini (I), Sare/Todd (I), Araujo/Salamanca (I), Schroeder/Moschella (I) and Boss/Thorne (I) ticket(s) in the general election.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Christie & Kim Guadagno 60.3% 1,278,932
     Democratic Barbara Buono & Milly Silva 38.2% 809,978
     Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan & Brenda Bell 0.6% 12,155
     Independent Steven Welzer & Patricia Alessandrini 0.4% 8,295
     Independent Diane Sare & Bruce Todd 0.2% 3,360
     Independent William Araujo & Maria Salamanca 0.2% 3,300
     Independent Hank Schroeder & Patricia Moschella 0.1% 2,784
     Independent Jeff Boss & Robert Thorne 0.1% 2,062
Total Votes 2,120,866
Election Results Via: New Jersey Department of State


Governor of New Jersey Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Buono 88.1% 173,714
Troy Webster 11.9% 23,457
Total Votes 197,171
Election Results Via:New Jersey Department of State.


Governor of New Jersey Republican Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Christie Incumbent 91.9% 205,666
Seth Grossman 8.1% 18,095
Total Votes 223,761
Election Results Via:New Jersey Department of State.


Virginia

Deadline Event
March 28 Last day to file candidacy for primary election
May 17-18 Republican primary convention
May 20 Voter registration deadline for primary election
June 11 Primary election, last day for non-party candidates to file candidacy
June 17 Last day for Independent candidates to file for general election
Oct. 15 Voter registration deadline for general election
Nov. 5 General election

Candidates

Governor

General election



Lieutenant Governor

General election



Attorney General

General election

Note: Recount likely


Results

Virginia Gubernatorial General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry McAuliffe 47.8% 1,069,789
     Republican Ken Cuccinelli 45.2% 1,013,354
     Libertarian Robert Sarvis 6.5% 146,084
     N/A Write-in 0.5% 11,087
Total Votes 2,240,314
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.


Virginia Lieutenant Gubernatorial General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Northam 55.1% 1,213,155
     Republican E.W. Jackson 44.5% 980,257
     N/A Write-in 0.3% 7,472
Total Votes 2,200,884
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.


Recount: Virginia Attorney General General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring (MOV post-recount +907) 50% 1,105,045
     Republican Mark Obenshain 50% 1,104,138
Total Votes 2,209,183
Election Results Virginia State Board of Elections.
Virginia Attorney General General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring (MOV pre-recount +165) 49.9% 1,103,777
     Republican Mark Obenshain 49.9% 1,103,612
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 4,892
Total Votes 2,212,281
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.


Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Northam 54.2% 78,337
Aneesh Chopra 45.8% 66,098
Total Votes 144,435
Election Results Via:Virginia State Board of Elections.



Attorney General of Virginia Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring 51.7% 72,861
Justin Fairfax 48.3% 68,177
Total Votes 141,038
Election Results Via:Virginia State Board of Elections.


Nominating conventions in Virginia

The candidate selection process in Virginia differs between the political parties. According to the Code of Virginia:[52]

“The duly constituted authorities of the state political party shall have the right to determine the method by which a party nomination for a member of the United States Senate or for any statewide office shall be made. The duly constituted authorities of the political party for the district, county, city, or town in which any other office is to be filled shall have the right to determine the method by which a party nomination for that office shall be made.”

The Republican Party in Virginia has used conventions to select nominees for statewide offices for much of its history. Republicans have only used primaries to nominate candidates in 1949, 1989, 1997 and 2005.[53] The convention process used in most elections draws from delegates selected by Republicans during municipal and county conventions. The number of delegates per county depends on the strength of the Republican Party in past elections.[54]

Delegates cast their votes on separate ballots for each statewide office. Any candidates who are uncontested automatically receive the party’s nomination. Contested races start with a ballot to determine if a candidate can surpass the 50% threshold. A candidate who wins more than 50% of first-round ballots receives the nomination for that office. If the first round of ballots does not clear this threshold, the two candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated. The balloting process cuts candidates in each round until three candidates remain. A ballot is taken to eliminate a third-place finisher and a final ballot is taken between the two remaining candidates.[55]

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Non-partisan Green check mark transparent.pngTony Evers Incumbent 61.1% 487,030
     Non-partisan Don Pridemore 38.7% 308,050
     Scattering Various 0.2% 1,431
Total Votes 796,511
Election Results via Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

Governor

General

On November 5, 2013, Chris Christie and Kim Guadagno (R) won re-election as Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. They defeated the Buono/Silva (D), Kaplan/Bell (L), Welzer/Alessandrini (I), Sare/Todd (I), Araujo/Salamanca (I), Schroeder/Moschella (I) and Boss/Thorne (I) ticket(s) in the general election.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Christie & Kim Guadagno 60.3% 1,278,932
     Democratic Barbara Buono & Milly Silva 38.2% 809,978
     Libertarian Kenneth Kaplan & Brenda Bell 0.6% 12,155
     Independent Steven Welzer & Patricia Alessandrini 0.4% 8,295
     Independent Diane Sare & Bruce Todd 0.2% 3,360
     Independent William Araujo & Maria Salamanca 0.2% 3,300
     Independent Hank Schroeder & Patricia Moschella 0.1% 2,784
     Independent Jeff Boss & Robert Thorne 0.1% 2,062
Total Votes 2,120,866
Election Results Via: New Jersey Department of State


Virginia Gubernatorial General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry McAuliffe 47.8% 1,069,789
     Republican Ken Cuccinelli 45.2% 1,013,354
     Libertarian Robert Sarvis 6.5% 146,084
     N/A Write-in 0.5% 11,087
Total Votes 2,240,314
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.

Primary

Governor of New Jersey Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Buono 88.1% 173,714
Troy Webster 11.9% 23,457
Total Votes 197,171
Election Results Via:New Jersey Department of State.


Governor of New Jersey Republican Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Christie Incumbent 91.9% 205,666
Seth Grossman 8.1% 18,095
Total Votes 223,761
Election Results Via:New Jersey Department of State.


Lt. Governor

General

Virginia Lieutenant Gubernatorial General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Northam 55.1% 1,213,155
     Republican E.W. Jackson 44.5% 980,257
     N/A Write-in 0.3% 7,472
Total Votes 2,200,884
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.

Primary

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Northam 54.2% 78,337
Aneesh Chopra 45.8% 66,098
Total Votes 144,435
Election Results Via:Virginia State Board of Elections.


Attorney General

General

Recount: Virginia Attorney General General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring (MOV post-recount +907) 50% 1,105,045
     Republican Mark Obenshain 50% 1,104,138
Total Votes 2,209,183
Election Results Virginia State Board of Elections.
Virginia Attorney General General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring (MOV pre-recount +165) 49.9% 1,103,777
     Republican Mark Obenshain 49.9% 1,103,612
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 4,892
Total Votes 2,212,281
Election Results via Virginia State Board of Elections.

Primary

Attorney General of Virginia Democratic Primary Election, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Herring 51.7% 72,861
Justin Fairfax 48.3% 68,177
Total Votes 141,038
Election Results Via:Virginia State Board of Elections.


Superintendent

Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Non-partisan Green check mark transparent.pngTony Evers Incumbent 61.1% 487,030
     Non-partisan Don Pridemore 38.7% 308,050
     Scattering Various 0.2% 1,431
Total Votes 796,511
Election Results via Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.


See also

References

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  2. Virginia Board of Elections, "Schedule of general elections as of May 11, 2012," retrieved June 18, 2012
  3. Virginia General Assembly, "Title 24.2 Chapter 5 Code of Virginia," accessed December 10, 2012
  4. Virginia Board of Elections, "Schedule of general elections as of May 11, 2012," retrieved June 18, 2012
  5. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "2013 Spring Election"
  6. New Jersey Department of State "Requirements for Partisan Candidates in the Primary Election" accessed December 10, 2012
  7. Virginia General Assembly, "Code of Virginia Title 24.2 Chapter 5-23," accessed December 10, 2012
  8. Virginia General Assembly, "Title 24.2 Chapter 5-06 Code of Virginia," accessed December 10, 2012
  9. Virginia State Board of Elections, "2013 Candidate Bulletins- Statewide office," accessed January 14, 2013
  10. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "2013 Ballot Access Checklist for nonpartisan offices," accessed December 10, 2012
  11. New Jersey Division of Elections, "Candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor - Official List," August 8, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 Quinnipiac University, "Booker Is Strongest Dem To Face Christie, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say Show Me The Money Before Tax Cut Vote," October 17, 2012
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  40. Blue Virginia, "Larry Sabato: Mark Warner might run for governor, could appoint his senate successor," February 8, 2012
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  42. The Washington Post, "Snyder raises $450,000 for lieutenant governor bid," January 15, 2013
  43. Washington Post, "Scott Lingamfelter announces run for lieutenant governor," June 28, 2012
  44. Washington Post, "Virginia Sen. Stephen Martin plans to run for lt. governor," June 20, 2012
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  48. Washington Post, "Ex-delegate Paula Miller considering a run for lieutenant governor," May 25, 2012
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  54. Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Virginia GOP convention: Jackson wins LG nomination as Snyder withdraws," May 18, 2013
  55. Washington Times, "Chesapeake bishop surprises, wins Va. GOP lieutenant governor nomination," May 19, 2013