Alabama gubernatorial election, 2014

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Alabama gubernatorial election, 2014
Alabama
2010 ←
November 4, 2014 → 2018

  Robert Bentley.jpg Rep. Parker Griffith.jpg
Nominee Robert J. Bentley Parker Griffith
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 750,231 427,787
Percentage 63.56% 36.24%

Alabama Governor Election Results by County, 2014.svg

Results by county

Governor of Alabama before election

Robert J. Bentley
Republican

Elected Governor of Alabama

Robert J. Bentley
Republican

The 2014 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Alabama.

Incumbent Republican Governor Robert J. Bentley ran for re-election to a second term in office. He defeated Democratic former U.S. Representative Parker Griffith in the general election.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Robert J.
Bentley
Stacy Lee
George
Bob
Starkey
Undecided
Cygnal May 29–30, 2014 1,217 ± 2.81% 80.7% 5.1% 5.3% 8.9%
Cygnal May 19–20, 2014 1,324 ± 2.69% 73.3% 3.1% 1.8% 21.8%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Bentley 388,247 89.35%
Republican Stacy Lee George 25,134 5.78%
Republican Bob Starkey 21,144 4.87%
Totals 434,525 100%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Kevin Bass, businessman, former professional baseball player and candidate for Mayor of Fayette in 2012[14]
  • Parker Griffith, former U.S. Representative[15]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Parker Griffith 115,433 63.9%
Democratic Kevin Bass 65,225 36.1%
Totals 180,658 100%

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declined[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Robert
Bentley (R)
Parker
Griffith (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 661 ± 6% 63% 25% 0% 12%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 692 ± 4% 65% 28% 1% 6%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 741 ± 5% 62% 28% 1% 9%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 1,036 ± 5.2% 59% 31% 2% 9%
Rasmussen Reports June 9-10, 2014 750 ± 4% 55% 32% 4% 9%

Results[edit]

Alabama gubernatorial election, 2014[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Bentley (Incumbent) 750,231 63.56%
Democratic Parker Griffith 427,787 36.24%
Write-ins Other 2,395 0.2%
Totals 1,180,413 100%
Republican hold

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f Dean, Charles J. (June 3, 2012). "Alabama's Robert Bentley looks to 2014 governor race". The Birmingham News. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alabama's Bentley draws 2014 opposition from man who would be "gun-toting governor"". The Associated Press. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cason, Mike (February 6, 2014). "Bob Starkey of Scottsboro joins race for Republican nomination for governor". AL.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ Doyle, Steve (January 14, 2014). "Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle won't challenge Gov. Robert Bentley in 2014". AL.com. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gov. Bentley GOP Front Runner for 2014 Governor's Race". 
  7. ^ Wright, Barnett (June 14, 2013). "Jeffco President David Carrington for governor? Some have asked". al.com. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ Sims, Cliff (April 2, 2013). "Chapman Will Not Seek Elective office in 2014". Yellow Hammer Politics. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ Sulhoff, Katy (June 13, 2012). "House Speaker Mike Hubbard: "I'm not running for Governor..."". WAKA. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ Stephens, Challen (August 20, 2013). "Mary Scott Hunter calls censure by Huntsville GOP a symptom of Republican splintering". al.com. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c Phillip, Rawls (April 14, 2013). "Bentley no longer 'underdog,' riding high in primary polls". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ Talbot, George (June 6, 2012). "As Democrats decline, fight shifts to Alabama GOP". Press-Register. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  13. ^ Official Alabama Secretary of State results
  14. ^ Cason, Mike (December 26, 2013). "Business owner, former pro baseball player Kevin Bass running for governor as a Democrat". AL.com. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  15. ^ Doyle, Steve (February 7, 2014). "Former GOP Congressman Parker Griffith will run for Alabama governor as Democrat (updated)". AL.com. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  16. ^ Cason, Mike (February 6, 2014). "State Sen. Billy Beasley running for re-election to Senate, rather than for governor". AL.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Cason, Mike (July 6, 2013). "Clock is running: Can surgeon general offer cure for candidate-less Alabama Democrats?". AL.com. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  18. ^ Cason, Mike (September 13, 2013). "Former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says she hasn't ruled out running for governor of Alabama". AL.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  19. ^ Talbot, George (June 3, 2013). "Danny Sheridan sets odds on 2014 Alabama governor's race". AL.com. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Cobb: "I'm not a candidate for governor"". The Montgomery Independent. December 26, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  21. ^ Dean, Charles J. (July 16, 2013). "Sen. Vivian Davis Figures: Racism has played role in Republican rise to dominance in Alabama". AL.com. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  22. ^ Loeb, Jeremy (February 6, 2014). "Two Democrats Announce Intentions". Alabama Public Radio. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  23. ^ Flowers, Steve (August 16, 2013). "Alabama no longer elects “boy governors”". Gulf Coast News Today. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  24. ^ Lockette, Tim (July 7, 2013). "Alabama governor has big money lead in 2014 race". The Anniston Star. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Alabama 2014 Official Democratic Primary Results for state races". alabamavotes.gov. June 3, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  26. ^ Goddard, Taegan (January 26, 2011). "Sir Charles Will Not Run for Governor". Political Wire. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Certified General Election Results". Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites