Tennessee Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Tennessee Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 7, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Bill Haslam Republican Party
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The Tennessee gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Bill Haslam (R) is running for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Tennessee 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.[1][2][3]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor Bill Haslam
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2011 Yes[4] Republican Party Bill Haslam
Democratic Party Charlie Brown
Constitution Party Shaun Crowell
Green Party Isa Infante
Libertarian Party Daniel Lewis
Independent Steve Coburn
Independent John Jay Hooker
Pending

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 Bill Haslam - Incumbent[5]
Democratic Party Charles V. "Charlie" Brown[6]
Constitution Party Shaun Crowell - former Libertarian candidate for US Senate[6]
Green Party Isa Infante[6]
Libertarian Party Daniel Lewis[6] - will appear on the ballot as an Independent, though this is the subject of a lawsuit[7]
Independent Steve Coburn[8]
Independent John Jay Hooker[6]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Ron Noonan[8]
Democratic Party Kennedy Spellman Johnson[8]
Democratic Party William H. "John" McKamey - former Sullivan County Supervisor[6]
Republican Party Mark "Coonrippy" Brown - firearm dealer and Youtube celebrity[9][10]
Republican Party Donald Ray McFolin[8]
Republican Party Basil Marceaux, Sr. - perennial candidate[6]

Disqualified

Democratic Party Mark Clayton - controversial former candidate for US Senate[8][11]
Democratic Party Jesse Gore[6][12]
Independent Jondavid Balunek[6][12]
Independent J. D. Ellis[6][12]

Withdrawn

Democratic Party Ed Borum[6][13]
Independent Carl Twofeathers Whitaker - Former independent candidate for Governor[14][8][6]
Independent Linda Perry[8][6]

Declined

Democratic Party Craig Fitzhugh - current State House Minority Leader[15][16]
Democratic Party Sara Kyle - former director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.[17][18]

See also

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References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. WBIR, "Gov. Bill Haslam announces re-election campaign," December 17, 2012
  5. Governing, "Tennessee Gov. Haslam to Run for Re-Election," December 18, 2012
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Elections," April 7, 2014
  7. Ballot Access News, "Tennessee Libertarian Party Files Ballot Access Lawsuit," August 3, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Issued by State Election Commission Office," March 26, 2014
  9. UPI, "Man running for Tennessee governor to get his raccoon back," January 8, 2014
  10. The Raw Story, "Tennessee man runs for governor in GOP primary for right to shower with his raccoon," January 8, 2014
  11. Times Free Press, "Tennessee Democrats act to keep anti-gay activist out of governor race," April 6th, 2014
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed," accessed April 22, 2014
  13. Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Issued by State Election Commission Office," accessed May 15, 2014
  14. Communication with Whitaker campaign staff, By: Kristen Mathews, December 27, 2013
  15. Nashville City Paper, "House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh ponders run in 2014 governor race," December 12, 2012
  16. Nashville Scene, "Fitzhugh Passes on Run for Governor," July 22, 2013
  17. The Tennessean, August 6, 2013
  18. WBIR, "Tennessee Democrats hamstrung by lack of candidates," January 23, 2014