California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

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

  Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Gov.jpg
Nominee Gavin Newsom Ron Nehring
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,107,051 3,078,039
Percentage 57.2% 42.8%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Gavin Newsom
Democratic

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Gavin Newsom
Democratic

The 2014 California lieutenant gubernatorial election will be held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Lieutenant Governor of California. Incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom 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"). Newsom and Republican Ron Nehring finished first and second, respectively, and contested the general election, which Newsom won.

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Eric Korevaar, mechanical/aerospace engineer, candidate for Governor in 2003 and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2010[1]
  • Gavin Newsom, incumbent Lieutenant Governor[2]
Withdrew[edit]
  • Michael Crosby
  • Larry K. Reed

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Green Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Jena F. Goodman, student[3]

Peace and Freedom Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Amos Johnson, security guard[3]

Americans Elect[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Alan Reynolds, businessman[5]

Results[edit]

California lieutenant gubernatorial primary election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gavin Newsom (incumbent) 2,082,902 49.87%
Republican Ron Nehring 976,128 23.37%
Republican David Fennell 357,242 8.55%
Republican George Yang 333,857 7.99%
Democratic Eric Korevaar 232,596 5.57%
Green Jena F. Goodman 98,338 2.35%
Americans Elect Alan Reynolds 56,027 1.34%
Peace and Freedom Amos Johnson 39,675 0.95%
Totals 4,176,765 100%
Voter turnout 14.14%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Gavin
Newsom (D)
Ron
Nehring (R)
Undecided
GQR/American Viewpoint October 22–29, 2014 1,162 ± 3.3% 52% 35% 14%
Field Poll October 15–28, 2014 941 ± 3.4% 47% 37% 16%
Field Poll August 14–28, 2014 467 ± 4.8% 49% 29% 22%

Results[edit]

California lieutenant gubernatorial general election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gavin Newsom (incumbent) 4,103,245 57.16%
Republican Ron Nehring 3,075,339 42.84%
Totals 7,178,584 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phil Willon (February 1, 2014). "Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Dan Morain (October 27, 2013). "Dan Morain: Gavin Newsom believes California should legalize marijuana; details to come". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Official certified list of candidates". Lieutenant Governor. California Secretary of State. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Former California Republican Party Chairman Files Papers To Run For Lieutenant Governor". KPBS. March 8, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ James Doull (February 10, 2014). "Independent Candidate in California Says Jury Still Out on Top-Two Primary". IVN. 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