Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014

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

  Governor John Kasich.jpg
Nominee John Kasich TBD
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Mary Taylor

Incumbent Governor

John Kasich
Republican

The 2014 Ohio gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Ohio. Incumbent Republican Governor John Kasich is running for re-election to a second term in office.

Background[edit]

John Kasich, who was elected with Tea Party support in 2010, has faced a considerable backlash from the movement. His decision to accept the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid, his increased spending, taxation of fracking on Ohio farmland and his perceived failure to go far enough on charter schools and school vouchers have seen Tea Party groups refuse to support his re-election campaign.[1] When Kasich passed over Tea Party leader Tom Zawistowski for the position of Executive Director of the Ohio Republican Party, in favour of Matt Borges, who worked with a gay rights group, that was seen as the final straw.[2] Tea Party groups have announced that they will support a primary challenger, or, if none emerges, the Libertarian nominee. Zawistowski said, "John Kasich is going to lose in 2014. We don’t care who else wins."[3]

Republican primary[edit]

The filing deadline for partisan candidates (February 5) has passed, with no other Republican candidates having filed, so Kasich will be unopposed in the primary elections.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

  • Donald Allen, veterinarian and candidate for in 2010[5][6]
    • Running mate: Kelly Kohls, education activist and Chair of the Warren County Tea Party[5]
  • Ted Stevenot, President of the Ohio Liberty Coalition[7]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Rejected[edit]

  • Charlie Earl, former Republican State Representative[25]
    • Running mate: Sherry Clark, newspaper publisher[26]

Earl gathered enough valid signatures to obtain ballot access.[27] However, he was barred from the ballot because of technical faults in the signatures collected. The decision is being appealed in federal court.[28]

Green primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Rejected[edit]

  • Dennis Spisak, perennial candidate[30]
    • Running mate: Suzanne Patzer

Spisak failed to gather enough valid signatures to obtain ballot access.[27][31]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Kasich (R)
Ed
FitzGerald (D)
Charlie
Earl (L)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling April 14–15, 2014 1,050 ± ? 44% 44% 11%
Quinnipiac February 12–17, 2014 1,370 ± 2.7% 43% 38% 1% 18%
Public Policy Polling December 6–8, 2013 1,011 ± 3.1% 40% 38% 6% 16%
Quinnipiac November 19–24, 2013 1,361 ± 2.7% 44% 37% 2% 19%
Public Policy Polling November 5–6, 2013 595 ± 4% 41% 41% 6% 13%
Public Policy Polling August 16–19, 2013 551 ± 4.2% 35% 38% 27%
Quinnipiac June 18–23, 2013 941 ± 3.2% 47% 33% 1% 19%
Quinnipiac April 10–15, 2013 1,138 ± 2.9% 46% 37% 1% 17%
Quinnipiac February 21–26, 2013 1,011 ± 3.1% 45% 35% 1% 19%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terkel, Amanda (March 11, 2013). "John Kasich Faces Tea Party Protest Over Medicaid Decision". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Green, Justin (May 6, 2013). "Why Does the Tea Party Want to Let Democrats Run Ohio?". The Daily Beast. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Freedlander, David (September 4, 2013). "Ohio Republican Party Goes to War With Itself, Leaving 2016 in Doubt". The Daily Beast. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Vardon, Joe (November 8, 2012). "Kasich focused on his own re-election bid". Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Pelzer, Jeremy (January 13, 2014). "Another tea party-backed candidate mulls run for Ohio governor". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Chrissie (January 30, 2014). "Tea party has no challenger for Kasich after all". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.wcpo.com/news/political/local-politics/tea-party-activist-ted-stevenot-wont-challenge-ohio-gov-john-kasich-in-republican-primary
  8. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (February 6, 2014). "Who is Larry Ealy? Ohio Politics Roundup". cleveland.com. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (April 24, 2013). "Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald announces bid for Ohio governor". The Blade. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/01/17/FitzGerald-names-running-mate-Neuhardt.html
  11. ^ Troy, Tom (December 17, 2013). "Primary challenge for FitzGerald? Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune may run for governor". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ Schultheis, Emily (December 30, 2013). "Ohio governor race 2014: 2nd Democrat to go for seat". POLITICO. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Gomez, Henry J. (January 8, 2013). "Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to pass on rematch with John Kasich". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (July 16, 2013). "With Richard Cordray's future now set, Ed FitzGerald controls his own destiny in Ohio governor's race: Analysis". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ Eaton, Sabrina (March 15, 2013). "Rep. Tim Ryan decides to skip gubernatorial bid". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (March 22, 2013). "Former Rep. Betty Sutton will not run for governor". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  17. ^ Troy, Tom (November 15, 2013). "U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown comes to Toledo to endorse FitzGerald for governor". Toledo Blade. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  18. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (January 16, 2014). "Ed FitzGerald collects endorsement from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson; announcement on new running mate 'coming very soon'". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  19. ^ Troy, Tom (August 15, 2013). "Kaptur endorses FitzGerald in governor's race". Toledo Blade. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  20. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (July 29, 2013). "Ohio governor's race: Former Gov. Ted Strickland passes torch to fellow Democrat Ed FitzGerald". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b c d Hart, Jason (January 6, 2014). "Ohio Democrats Enjoy Early Labor Union Endorsements". mediatrackers. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  22. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (October 7, 2013). "Ohio AFL-CIO backs Ed FitzGerald for governor". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Ohio Education Association Endorses FitzGerald for Governor". Ohio Education Association. November 4, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  24. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (February 13, 2014). "Ed FitzGerald plays up UAW endorsement, John Kasich heads to Cleveland: Ohio Politics Roundup". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  25. ^ McAvoy, John (September 6, 2013). "Earl for Ohio Governor Campaign Launch". Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  26. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (13 September 2013). "Charlie Earl, Ohio's libertarian candidate for governor, saddles up for his 'last rodeo'". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  27. ^ a b Gomez, Henry J. (February 18, 2014). "Ed FitzGerald faces only primary among statewide candidates; Libertarians fail to field full slate". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  28. ^ http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/03/09/libertarians-angry-at-gop-while-acknowledging-faults.html
  29. ^ Collins, Kathleen (February 27, 2014). "Write-in candidates file for Primary, state issue added to ballot". Akron Ohio News. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Ohio Green Dennis Spisak announces gubernatorial run". Green Party of Ohio. November 24, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  31. ^ Vardon, Joe (19 February 2014). "Larry Ealy qualifies for ballot setting up Democratic gubernatorial primary". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites