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

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Incumbent 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. Her challenger is Ronald Gold, a former deputy attorney general.

A primary election was held on June 3, 2014. Under California's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates appeared on the same ballot, regardless of party. In the primary, voters voted for any candidate, regardless of party affiliation. The top two finishers — regardless of party — advanced to the general election in November,[1] even if a candidate managed to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election. Louisiana and Washington are the only other states with this system, a so-called "jungle primary".

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Libertarian Party[edit]

  • Jonathan Jaech, attorney[4]

No Party Preference[edit]

Results[edit]

According to preliminary results, Harris won with 53.1 % of the vote, followed by Gold with 12.7%, Wyman with 11.5 %, King with 8.9 %, Haggerty with 8.2 %, Taitz with 3.1 %, and Jaech with 2.4 % of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Don Thompson, Associated Press (3 May 2014), "Incumbents seek re-election to 5 statewide offices", Fresno Bee, retrieved 2014-05-10, "...said the off-year primary is likely to be 'an incredibly low-turnout election' that will draw a disproportionate share of older voters." 
  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. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites