California Attorney General election, 2014

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California Attorney General election, 2014
California
2010 ←
November 4, 2014 → 2018

  Kamala Harris Official Attorney General Photo.jpg
Nominee Kamala Harris Ronald Gold
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,098,990 3,030,757
Percentage 57.49% 42.51%

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Attorney General before election

Kamala Harris
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

Kamala Harris
Democratic

The 2014 California Attorney General election will be held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Attorney General of California. Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris is running for re-election to a second term in office.

A primary election was held on June 3, 2014. Under California's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. In the primary, voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. The top two finishers — regardless of party — advance to the general election in November, even if a candidate manages to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election. Washington is the only other state with this system, a so-called "top two primary" (Louisiana has a similar "jungle primary"). Harris and Republican Ronald Gold finished first and second, respectively, and contested the general election, which Harris won.

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

  • Ronald Gold, former Deputy Attorney General[3]
  • John Haggerty[3][4]
  • David King[1]
  • Phil Wyman, former State Assemblyman and former State Senator[1]

Libertarian Party[edit]

  • Jonathan Jaech[4]

No Party Preference[edit]

Results[edit]

California Attorney General primary election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kamala Harris (incumbent) 2,177,480 53.17%
Republican Ronald Gold 504,091 12.31%
Republican Phil Wyman 479,468 11.71%
Republican David King 368,190 8.99%
Republican John Haggerty 336,433 8.22%
No party preference Orly Taitz 130,451 3.19%
Libertarian Jonathan Jaech 99,056 2.42%
Totals 4,095,169 100%
Voter turnout 13.86%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kamala
Harris (D)
Ronald
Gold (R)
Undecided
GQR/American Viewpoint October 22–29, 2014 1,162 ± 3.3% 51% 37% 12%
Field Poll October 15–28, 2014 941 ± 3.4% 49% 36% 15%
Field Poll August 14–28, 2014 467 ± 4.8% 49% 37% 14%

Results[edit]

California Attorney General general election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kamala Harris (incumbent) 4,098,990 57.49%
Republican Ronald Gold 3,030,757 42.51%
Totals 7,129,747 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Don Thompson, Associated Press (3 May 2014). "Incumbents seek re-election to 5 statewide offices". Fresno Bee. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  2. ^ Paul Blumenthal (February 11, 2014). "California Attorney General Kamala Harris Announcing Re-Election Bid". CBS Sacramento. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Official certified list of candidates". Attorney General. California Secretary of State. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "GOP Obama "Birther" Critic Joins State Race for Attorney General". AllGov.com. February 21, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Obama 'birther' critic Orly Taitz files for California AG race". The Sacramento Bee. February 19, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statement of Vote June 3, 2014, Statewide Direct Primary Election". California Secretary of State. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Governor - Statewide Results". California Secretary of State. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites