California gubernatorial election, 2014

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

 
Edmund_G_Brown_Jr.jpg
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Nominee Jerry Brown Neel Kashkari
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,388,368 2,929,213
Percentage 60.0% 40.0%

California Governor Election Results by County, 2014.svg

County results

Governor before election

Jerry Brown
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jerry Brown
Democratic

The 2014 California gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of California, concurrently with elections for the rest of California's executive branch, as well as elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Jerry Brown was re-elected to a second consecutive and fourth overall term in office. Although Governors are limited to lifetime service of two terms in office, Brown previously served as Governor from 1975 to 1983 and the law only affects terms served after 1990.[1][2][3] Brown won the largest gubernatorial victory since 1986, "despite running a virtually nonexistent campaign."[4]

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"). Brown and Republican Neel Kashkari finished first and second, respectively, and contested in the general election,[5] which Brown won.

Primary election[edit]

A certified list of candidates was released by the Secretary of State on March 27, 2014. The primary election took place on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, from 7am to 8pm.[6]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Geby Espinosa, gym owner
  • Hanala Sagal, author and fitness personality
  • Michael Strimling, attorney
Declined[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]
Declined[edit]

Libertarian Party[edit]

Declined[edit]

Green Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

American Independent Party[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Peace and Freedom Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Independent[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Bogdan Ambrozewicz, small business owner, Independent candidate for the State Senate in 2012 and Republican candidate for the State Assembly in 2011[29]
  • Janel Buycks, minister/business owner[14][30]
  • Rakesh Kumar Christian, small business owner, Independent candidate for Governor in 2010[7]
  • Joe Leicht, golf course operator[14]
  • Robert Newman, psychologist, farmer and Republican candidate for Governor in 2003, 2006 and 2010[14]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jerry
Brown (D)
Andrew
Blount (R)
Tim
Donnelly (R)
Neel
Kashkari (R)
Abel
Maldonado (R)
Other Undecided
GQR May 21–28, 2014 626 ± 4.4% 50% 13% 18% 5% 14%
SurveyUSA May 16–19, 2014 610 ± 4% 57% 18% 11% 4% 10%
PPIC May 8–15, 2014 901 ± 4.9% 48% 15% 10% 1% 27%
PPIC April 8–15, 2014 944 ± 5.1% 46% 3% 9% 2% 2% 38%
Field Poll March 18–April 5, 2014 504 ± 4.5% 57% 3% 17% 2% 1% 20%
PPIC March 11–18, 2014 936 ± 4.7% 47% 2% 10% 2% 3% 36%
Field Poll November 15–December 3, 2013 836 ± 3.5% 52% 9% 3% 11% 25%
PPIC November 12–19, 2013 1,081 ± 4.5% 46% 16% 7% 1% 29%

Results[edit]

California gubernatorial primary election, 2014[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Brown (incumbent) 2,354,769 54.34%
Republican Neel Kashkari 839,767 19.38%
Republican Tim Donnelly 643,236 14.85%
Republican Andrew Blount 89,749 2.07%
Republican Glenn Champ 76,066 1.76%
Green Luis J. Rodriguez 66,872 1.54%
Peace and Freedom Cindy Sheehan 52,707 1.22%
Republican Alma Marie Winston 46,042 1.06%
No party preference Robert Newman 44,120 1.02%
Democratic Akinyemi Agbede 37,024 0.85%
Republican Richard William Aguirre 35,125 0.81%
No party preference "Bo" Bogdan Ambrozewicz 14,929 0.35%
No party preference Janel Hyeshia Buycks 12,136 0.28%
No party preference Rakesh Kumar Christian 11,142 0.26%
No party preference Joe Leicht 9,307 0.22%
Democratic Karen Jill Bernal (write-in) 17 <0.01%
No party preference Nickolas Wildstar (write-in) 17 <0.01%
No party preference Jimelle L. Walls (write-in) 3 <0.01%
Totals 4,333,028 100%
Voter turnout 14.67%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jerry
Brown (D)
Neel
Kashkari (R)
Other Undecided
Zogby Analytics October 28–31, 2014 705 ± 3.8% 51% 33% 16%
GQR/American Viewpoint October 22–29, 2014 1,162 ± 3.3% 56% 37% 7%
Field Poll October 15–28, 2014 941 ± 3.4% 54% 33% 13%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 7,463 ± 2% 55% 37% 1% 8%
PPIC October 12–19, 2014 1,704 ± 3.5% 52% 36% 12%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 7,943 ± 2% 56% 36% 1% 7%
PPIC September 8–15, 2014 916 ± 4.9% 54% 33% 2% 11%
LA Times/USC September 2–9, 2014 1,089 ± 3.3% 57% 36% 7%
GQR/AV September 2–8, 2014 8,941 ± 2% 57% 32% 11%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 3,289 ± 3% 53% 35% 2% 10%
Field Poll August 14–28, 2014 467 ± 4.8% 50% 34% 16%
Gravis Marketing July 22–24, 2014 580 ± 4% 52% 35% 13%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 9,393 ± ? 57% 33% 3% 7%
PPIC July 8–15, 2014 984 ± 4.7% 52% 33% 4% 11%
Field Poll June 5–22, 2014 2,013 ± 3.2% 52% 32% 0% 16%
Rasmussen Reports June 4–5, 2014 823 ± 4% 52% 33% 5% 10%
GQR May 21–28, 2014 626 ± 4.4% 53% 35% 2% 9%
MFour/Tulchin Research August 27–30, 2013 1,001 ± 3.5% 44% 15.4% 8.1% 32.5%

Results[edit]

California gubernatorial general election, 2014[32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Brown (incumbent) 4,384,380 59.97%
Republican Neel Kashkari 2,926,623 40.03%
Totals 7,311,003 100%

References[edit]

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