South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2014

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South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2014
South Dakota
2010 ←
November 4, 2014 → 2018

  Photo of Gov. Dennis Daugaard.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Dennis Daugaard Susan Wismer
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Matt Michels Susy Blake
Popular vote 195,477 70,549
Percentage 70.47% 25.43%

South Dakota Governor Election Results by County, 2014.svg

County results

Governor before election

Dennis Daugaard
Republican

Elected Governor

Dennis Daugaard
Republican

The 2014 South Dakota gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, concurrently with the election of South Dakota's Class II U.S. Senate seat, as well as other 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 Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard ran for re-election to a second term in office. He won the Republican primary and ran again with incumbent Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels. The Democrats nominated State Representative Susan Wismer, who chose former State Representative Susy Blake as her running mate. Independent Mike Myers also ran, whose running mate was former Republican State Representative Lora Hubbel.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Daugaard 60,017 80.87
Republican Lora Hubbel 14,196 19.13
Total votes 74,213 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Wismer 15,311 55.49
Democratic Joe Lowe 12,283 44.51
Total votes 27,594 100

Independents and Third Parties[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Running mate: Lora Hubbel, former Republican State Representative and Republican candidate for Governor in 2014. Myers' initial running mate was Caitlin Collier, an attorney and Democratic candidate for the State House in 2008. After Collier announced her withdrawal from the race in June 2014 because of a family illness,[20][21] Myers attempted to replace her with Hubbel, who had run against Daugaard in the Republican primary. However, Secretary of State of South Dakota Jason Gant refused to remove Collier's name, saying that state law had no provision for replacing an Independent candidate on the ballot.[21] In July, Myers sued the Secretary of State to allow him to change his running mate[22] and on August 18, federal judge Lawrence L. Piersol of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota ruled in Myers' favor.[23][24]

Failed to make the ballot[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dennis
Daugaard (R)
Susan
Wismer (D)
Mike
Myers (I)
Other Undecided
Monmouth University October 24–27, 2014 429 ± 4.7% 68% 29% 1% 2%
SurveyUSA October 21–26, 2014 611 ± 4% 54% 34% 5% 7%
Mason-Dixon October 20–23, 2014 800 ± 3.5% 62% 26% 5% 7%
NBC News/Marist October 19–23, 2014 730 LV ± 3.6% 67% 28% 1% 4%
990 RV ± 3.1% 67% 26% 2% 5%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 527 ± 8% 54% 28% 3% 15%
Harper Polling October 9–11, 2014 630 ± 3.9% 53% 35% 8% 4%
SurveyUSA October 1–5, 2014 616 ± 4% 59% 30% 7% 5%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 382 ± 7% 57% 31% 2% 10%
Nielson Brothers Polling September 21–25, 2014 607 ± 3.35% 53.4% 27.5% 10.3% 8.8%
SurveyUSA September 3–7, 2014 510 ± 4.4% 54% 34% 6% 7%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 526 ± 6% 55% 28% 1% 16%
Nielson Brothers Polling July 23–28, 2014 572 ± 4.07% 52.9% 28.5% 6.8% 11.8%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 630 ± 4.5% 66% 27% 2% 5%
Rasmussen Reports June 4–5, 2014 750 ± 4% 55% 35% 3% 7%
SurveyUSA May 6–10, 2014 504 ± 4.5% 56% 23% 13% 9%

Results[edit]

South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2014[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Daugaard 195,477 70.47
Democratic Susan Wismer 70,549 25.43
Independent Michael J. Myers 11,377 4.1
Total votes 277,403 100

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ellis, Jonathan (March 25, 2014). "Daugaard officially launches re-election bid in Sioux Falls". Argus Leader. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, David (October 15, 2013). "Political Smokeout blog: Lora Hubbel running for governor". Political Smokeout. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Could Rapid City's Stan Adelstein still run for Governor?". February 24, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ellis, Jonathan (January 2, 2014). "Health problem forces Stan Adelstein to resign from state Senate". Argus Leader. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Stace Nelson to announce run for U.S. Senate". Argus Leader. August 13, 2013. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Primary Election - June 3, 2014". South Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Former S.D. wildfire suppression manager running for governor as Democrat". Argus Leader. December 1, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ Montgomery, David (January 28, 2014). "Rep. Susan Wismer, a Democrat, enters governor's race". Argus Leader. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ Oster, Jerry (November 4, 2013). "SD Democrats Still Searching for A Governor Candidate". Radio 570 WNAX. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ "A sign from the MSM that Wismer might be the Democrat’s candidate". South Dakota War College. October 24, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Frerichs' political future". Political Smokeout. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  12. ^ http://sdsos.gov/content/html/elections/electvoterpdfs/2014/ElectionCandidates.pdf
  13. ^ "Now what about U.S. House and governor". May 13, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c "Clarity Polls SD Governor's Race: Herseth Sandlin, Huether, or Heidepriem?". February 27, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ "UPDATED: South Dakota's Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will not run for U.S. Senate seat". Chicago Tribune. May 13, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ Atyeo, J.L. (November 11, 2013). "Huether files paperwork to run for re-election; Barth, Hildebrand considering bids". Argus Leader. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  17. ^ Heidelberger, Cory (January 26, 2014). "Jarding Not Running, Not Jumping to Support Robinson and Lowe". Madville Times. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  18. ^ Montgomery, David (May 21, 2013). "Next up for SD politics — Pat O’Brien?". Political Smokeout. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ Ellis, Jonathan (August 17, 2013). "Former USD law professor to run for governor". Argus Leader. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  20. ^ "VERY QUIETLY, MIKE MYERS LOSES RUNNING MATE. MAYBE. COLLIER ATTEMPTS TO WITHDRAW FROM BALLOT, BUT MAY BE BARRED BY LAW FROM LEAVING.". Dakota War College. June 26, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "A new lieutenant for Myers, but law doesn't allow switch". Argus Leader. July 3, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Myers Plans Lawsuit To Get Running Mate Change On Ballot". Keloland Television. July 29, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Judge Rules In Favor Of SD Gubernatorial Candidate". KDLT. August 18, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Judge orders Gant to add Lora Hubbel to LG ballot". Argus Leader. August 18, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  25. ^ Montgomery, David (November 25, 2013). "Curtis Strong enters gubernatorial race". Political Smokeout. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  26. ^ "South Dakota Constitution Party Gubernatorial Nominee’s Primary Petition Rejected by Secretary of State". Ballot Access News. March 28, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Election Results: Statewide Races". South Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites