United States gubernatorial elections, 2014

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United States gubernatorial elections, 2014
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38 governorships
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Leader Chris Christie Peter Shumlin
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat New Jersey Vermont
Last election 29 governorships 21 governorships
Current seats 29 21

Updated 2014 Gubernatorial Election.png

Light red: Term-limited or Retiring Republican
Dark red: Incumbent Republican
Light blue: Term-limited, Retiring, or Lost Re-nomination Democrat
Dark blue: Incumbent Democrat
Gray: no election

The United States gubernatorial elections of 2014 will be held on November 4, 2014 in thirty-six states and three territories concurrent with other elections during the United States General election of 2014.

Contents

Race summary[edit]

States[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Candidates
Alabama Robert J. Bentley Republican Running for re-election Robert J. Bentley (R)
Parker Griffith (D)[1]
Alaska Sean Parnell Republican Running for re-election Sean Parnell (R)[2]
Bill Walker (I)[2]
J. R. Myers (Constitution)[3]
Carolyn Clift (L)
Arizona Jan Brewer Republican Term-limited Doug Ducey (R)
Fred DuVal (D)[2]
John Mealer (Americans Elect)[4]
Barry Hess (L)[4]
Arkansas Mike Beebe Democratic Term-limited Mike Ross (D)[2]
Asa Hutchinson (R)
Josh Drake (Green)[5]
Frank Gilbert (L)[6]
California Jerry Brown Democratic Running for re-election Jerry Brown (D)
Neel Kashkari (R)[7]
Colorado John Hickenlooper Democratic Running for re-election John Hickenlooper (D)[8]
Bob Beauprez (R)[9]
Matthew Hess (L)[10]
Mike Dunafon (I)
Paul Noel Fiorino (I)
Jim Rundberg (I)
Connecticut Dan Malloy Democratic Running for re-election Dan Malloy (D)
Tom Foley (R)[11]
Joe Visconti (I)[11]
Lee Whitnum (I)[12]
Jonathan W. Pelto (I)
Florida Rick Scott Republican Running for re-election Rick Scott (R)
Charlie Crist (D)[13]
Adrian Wyllie (L)[14][15]
Joe Allen (No Party Affiliation)
Glenn Burkett (No Party Affiliation)
Farid A Khavari (No Party Affiliation)[16]
Georgia Nathan Deal Republican Running for re-election Nathan Deal (R)
Jason Carter (D)[17]
Andrew Hunt (L)[18]
John Benson (Socialist Workers)
Hawaii Neil Abercrombie Democratic Defeated in primary David Ige (D)[19]
Duke Aiona (R)[20]
Mufi Hannemann (Hawaii Independent)
Jeff Davis (L)[21]
Idaho Butch Otter Republican Running for re-election Butch Otter (R)
A.J. Balukoff (D)[22]
Steve Pankey (Constitution)[22]
John T. Bujak (L)[22]
Jill Humble (I)[22]
Pro-Life (aka Marvin Thomas Richardson) (I)[22][23]
Illinois Pat Quinn Democratic Running for re-election Pat Quinn (D)[24]
Bruce Rauner (R)[24]
Chad Grimm (L)[25]
Iowa Terry Branstad Republican Running for re-election Terry Branstad (R)
Jack Hatch (D)[26]
Lee Hieb (L)[27]
David Rosenfeld (Socialist Workers)
Kansas Sam Brownback Republican Running for re-election Sam Brownback (R)
Paul Davis (D)[28]
Keen Umbehr (L)[29]
Maine Paul LePage Republican Running for re-election Paul LePage (R)
Mike Michaud (D)[20]
Eliot Cutler (Unenrolled)[30]
Lee W. Schultheis (Unenrolled)[31]
Maryland Martin O'Malley Democratic Term-limited Anthony G. Brown (D)[32]
Larry Hogan (R)[32]
Shawn Quinn (L)
Massachusetts Deval Patrick Democratic Retiring Martha Coakley (D)[33]
Charlie Baker (R)[34]
Evan Falchuk (United Independent)[35]
Scott Lively (I)[36]
Jeff McCormick (I)[37]
Michigan Rick Snyder Republican Running for re-election Rick Snyder (R)
Mark Schauer (D)[38]
Mary Buzuma (L)
Paul Homeniuk (G)
Robin Sanders (I)[39]
Minnesota Mark Dayton Democratic-Farmer-Labor Running for re-election Mark Dayton (DFL)
Jeff Johnson (R)
Hannah Nicollet (Independence)
Chris Holbrook (L)
Nebraska Dave Heineman Republican Term-limited Pete Ricketts (R)[40]
Chuck Hassebrook (D)[40]
Mark G. Elworth Jr. (L)[40]
Nevada Brian Sandoval Republican Running for re-election Brian Sandoval (R)
Robert Goodman (D)[41]
David VanDerBeek (Independent American)[41]
David Gibson (Green)[42]
New Hampshire Maggie Hassan Democratic Running for re-election Maggie Hassan (D)
Andrew Hemingway (R)[43]
John Shea (I)
New Mexico Susana Martinez Republican Running for re-election Susana Martinez (R)
Gary King (D)[20]
New York Andrew Cuomo Democratic Running for re-election Andrew Cuomo (D)
Rob Astorino (R)[20]
Howie Hawkins (G)[44]
Michael McDermott (L)
Sam Sloan (L)
Jimmy McMillan (Rent is 2 Damn High)
Ohio John Kasich Republican Running for re-election John Kasich (R)
Ed FitzGerald (D)[20][45]
Anita Rios (G)[46]
Oklahoma Mary Fallin Republican Running for re-election Mary Fallin (R)
Joe Dorman (D)[20]
Richard Prawdzienski (L, running as I)[47]
Oregon John Kitzhaber Democratic Running for re-election John Kitzhaber (D)
Dennis Richardson (R)[20]
Paul Grad (Libertarian)
Aaron Auer (Constitution)
Pennsylvania Tom Corbett Republican Running for re-election Tom Corbett (R)
Tom Wolf (D)[20]
Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee Democratic Retiring Gina Raimondo (D)[20]
Allan Fung (R)[20]
James B. Spooner (Moderate)
Kate Fletcher (I)
Leon Kayarian (I)
South Carolina Nikki Haley Republican Running for re-election Nikki Haley (R)[48]
Vincent Sheheen (D)[48]
Steve French (L)[48]
Morgan Bruce Reeves (United Citizens)[48]
Tom Ervin (I)
South Dakota Dennis Daugaard Republican Running for re-election Dennis Daugaard (R)
Susan Wismer (D)[20]
Mike Myers (I)[49]
Tennessee Bill Haslam Republican Running for re-election Bill Haslam (R)
Charlie Brown (D)[50]
Shaun Crowell (Constitution)[50]
Isa Infante (Green)[50]
Daniel Lewis (L)[50]
Steve Coburn (I)[50]
John Jay Hooker (I)[50]
Texas Rick Perry Republican Retiring Greg Abbott (R)[24]
Wendy Davis (D)[24]
Brandon Parmer (Green)[51]
Kathie Glass (L)[52]
Vermont Peter Shumlin Democratic Running for re-election Peter Shumlin (D)
Scott Milne (R)
Emily Peyton (I)
Dan Feliciano (L)
Pete Diamondstone (Liberty Union)
Cris Ericson (I)[53]
Bernard Peters (I)
Wisconsin Scott Walker Republican Running for re-election Scott Walker (R)
Mary Burke (D)[54]
Robert Burke (L)
Wyoming Matt Mead Republican Running for re-election Matt Mead (R)
Pete Gosar (D)
Dee Cozzens (L)

Territories[edit]

Territory Incumbent Party Status Candidates
Guam Eddie Calvo Republican Running for re-election Eddie Calvo (R)
Carl T.C. Gutierrez (D)[55]
Northern Mariana Islands Eloy Inos Republican Running for re-election Eloy Inos (R)
Edward Deleon Guerrero (D)
Juan Babauta (I)
Heinz Hofschneider (I)[56]
United States Virgin Islands John de Jongh Democratic Term-limited Donna Christian-Christensen (D)
Mona Barnes (I)
Soraya Diase Coffelt (I)
Kenneth Mapp (I)
Sheila Alvin Scullion (I) [57]

Latest predictions[edit]

  • Parentheses around an incumbent indicates a retiring or term-limited incumbent.
  Competitive Democratic-held seat
  Competitive Republican-held seat
  Safe Democratic seat
  Safe Republican seat
  • A state with a shaded background indicates a gubernatorial seat being held by the party opposite of the state's partisan leanings.

Competitive seats[edit]

State Cook PVI Last race Cook
(September 11, 2014)[58]
Daily Kos Elections
(September 6, 2014)[59]
Governing
(September 10, 2014)
[60][61][62]
Real Clear Politics
(September 12, 2014)[63]
Rothenberg
(September 12, 2014)[64]
Sabato
(September 11, 2014)[65]
Median prediction Winner
Alaska R+12 59% R Likely R Leans R Likely R Leans R Safe R Leans R Lean R TBD
Arizona R+7 54% R Likely R Lean R Tossup Tossup Lean R Lean R Lean R TBD
Arkansas R+14 64% D Tossup Lean R Tossup Lean R Tossup/Tilt R Lean R Tossup TBD
Colorado D+1 51% D Lean D Lean D Tossup Tossup Lean D Lean D Lean D TBD
Connecticut D+7 50% D Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup TBD
Florida R+2 49% R Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup TBD
Georgia R+6 53% R Tossup Likely R Lean R Tossup Lean R Lean R Lean R TBD
Hawaii D+20 58% D Tossup Lean D Tossup Tossup Lean D Lean D Tossup TBD
Illinois D+8 47% D Tossup Lean R Lean R Lean R Tossup/Tilt R Lean R Lean R TBD
Iowa D+1 53% R Likely R Likely R Safe R Likely R Likely R Safe R Likely R TBD
Kansas R+12 63% R Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Lean R Tossup Tossup TBD
Maine D+6 38% R Tossup Lean D Tossup Tossup Tossup/Tilt D Lean D Tossup TBD
Massachusetts D+10 48% D Lean D Likely D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D Lean D TBD
Michigan D+4 58% R Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup/Tilt R Tossup Tossup TBD
Minnesota D+2 44% D Safe D Likely D Lean D Lean D Safe D Likely D Likely D TBD
New Mexico D+4 53% R Likely R Likely R Likely R Lean R Likely R Likely R Likely R TBD
Ohio R+1 49% R Safe R Likely R Safe R Likely R Likely R Safe R Likely R TBD
Pennsylvania D+1 54% R Lean D Likely D Likely D Likely D Likely D Lean D Likely D TBD
Rhode Island D+11 36% I[66] Likely D Likely D Lean D Likely D Likely D Likely D Likely D TBD
South Carolina R+8 51% R Likely R Lean R Lean R Likely R Lean R Lean R Lean R TBD
Wisconsin D+2 53% R Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Tossup Lean R Tossup TBD

Safe seats[edit]

State Cook PVI Incumbent Last race Cook
(May 30, 2014)[58]
Daily Kos Elections
(September 3, 2014)[59]
Governing
(March 4, 2014)[60][61][62]
Real Clear Politics
(September 4, 2014)[63]
Rothenberg
(August 16, 2014)[64]
Sabato
(September 4, 2014)[65]
Winner
Alabama R+14 Robert J. Bentley (R) 58% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R TBD
California D+9 Jerry Brown (D) 54% D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D TBD
Idaho R+18 Butch Otter (R) 59% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R TBD
Maryland D+10 (Martin O'Malley) (D) 56% D Likely D Likely D Likely D Safe D Safe D Likely D TBD
Nebraska R+12 (Dave Heineman) (R) 74% R Safe R Likely R Safe R Likely R Safe R Likely R TBD
Nevada D+2 Brian Sandoval (R) 53% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R TBD
New Hampshire D+1 Maggie Hassan (D) 55% D Likely D Likely D Likely D Safe D Safe D Likely D TBD
New York D+11 Andrew Cuomo (D) 63% D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D TBD
Oklahoma R+19 Mary Fallin (R) 60% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Likely R Safe R Safe R TBD
Oregon D+5 John Kitzhaber (D) 49% D Likely D Likely D Likely D Likely D Safe D Safe D TBD
South Dakota R+10 Dennis Daugaard (R) 62% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R TBD
Tennessee R+12 Bill Haslam (R) 65% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R TBD
Texas R+10 (Rick Perry) (R) 55% R Likely R Likely R Safe R Likely R Safe R Safe R TBD
Vermont D+16 Peter Shumlin (D) 58% D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D Safe D TBD
Wyoming R+22 Matt Mead (R) 66% R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R Safe R TBD

Retiring and term-limited Republican incumbents (3)[edit]

Jan Brewer (Arizona)[edit]

Governor Jan Brewer will be term-limited in 2014 despite only serving one full term, as Arizona state law limits office holders to two consecutive terms, regardless of whether they are full or partial terms. In November 2012, Brewer declared she was looking into what she called “ambiguity” in Arizona's term-limit law to seek a second full four-year term.[67]

On March 12, 2014, Brewer announced she would not seek re-election to another four year term, which would have required a "longshot court challenge" to the Arizona Constitution.

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett,[68] Mesa Mayor Scott Smith,[69] State Treasurer of Arizona Doug Ducey,[70] State Senator Al Melvin,[71] former Go Daddy Executive Vice President Christine Jones,[72] and former County attorney of Maricopa County Andrew Thomas are running for the Republican nomination.[73]

Fred DuVal, former Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents, is running for the Democratic nomination.[74]

Dave Heineman (Nebraska)[edit]

Governor Dave Heineman will be term-limited in 2014.[75]

Former Republican Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy had been endorsed by Heineman, but Sheehy exited the race due to a report regarding a series of inappropriate phone calls he had made to women who were not his wife.[76] State Senators Tom Carlson, Charlie Janssen, and Beau McCoy are running for the Republican nomination.[77][78] Other potential Republican candidates include Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley and businessman Pete Ricketts.

Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs Chuck Hassebrook is running for the Democratic nomination.[79] State Senator Annette Dubas was also running, but she has withdrawn, leaving Hassebrook the only Democratic candidate.[80]

Rick Perry (Texas)[edit]

Governor Rick Perry is eligible to run for re-election, but has announced that he is not running for a fourth term on July 8, 2013.[81] Perry was re-elected to a third term with 55.1% of the vote in 2010.

Attorney General Greg Abbott is the Republican Party nominee,[82] having defeated perennial candidate Larry Kilgore[83] and former Univision personality Miriam Martinez in the Republican primary.[84]

State Senator Wendy Davis is the Democratic Party nominee.[85]

Kathie Glass, the Libertarian Party nominee for Governor in 2010, received the party's nomination for 2014.

Retiring and term-limited Democratic incumbents (5)[edit]

Mike Beebe (Arkansas)[edit]

Governor Mike Beebe will be term-limited in 2014.[86]

Former Congressman Mike Ross is running for the Democratic nomination.[87]

Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson is running for the Republican nomination.[88]

Martin O'Malley (Maryland)[edit]

Governor Martin O'Malley will be term-limited in 2014.[89]

O'Malley has endorsed Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown to succeed him.[90] Also running for the Democratic nomination are Attorney General Douglas Gansler[91] and State Delegate Heather Mizeur.[92]

On the Republican side, declared candidates include Harford County Executive David R. Craig,[93] Chairman of Change Maryland and former Maryland Secretary of Appointments Larry Hogan,[94] Delegate Ron George, former Charles County Republican Central Committee Chairman Charles Lollar,[95] and 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Brian Vaeth.[96]

On June 24, Brown and Hogan won their respective primaries.

Deval Patrick (Massachusetts)[edit]

Governor Deval Patrick is eligible to run for re-election, but has decided not to seek a third term.[97]

State Senator and Cape Air CEO Dan Wolf was running for the Democratic nomination, but withdrew after the Ethics Commission ruled his co-ownership of Cape Air violated state conflict of interest rules.[98]

Declared Democratic candidates include PAREXEL executive Joseph Avellone,[99] former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Donald Berwick,[100] Attorney General Martha Coakley,[101] Treasurer Steve Grossman,[102] and former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs Juliette Kayyem.[103]

Declared Republican candidates include former Massachusetts cabinet official and 2010 nominee Charlie Baker,[104] and TEA Party member and Shrewsbury small businessman Mark Fisher.[105]

Lincoln Chafee (Rhode Island)[edit]

Governor Lincoln Chafee is retiring after one term in office.[106] Chafee was elected with 36.1% in a competitive three-way race in 2010 in which he ran as an independent.[107] He became a Democrat in May 2013, promoting speculation he would run for a second term, but later announced that he would not run for re-election on September 4, 2013.[108]

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is running for the Democratic nomination.[109] State Treasurer Gina Raimondo[110] and former United States Department of Education official Clay Pell are also expected to run.[111]

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung is running for the Republican nomination.[112] Moderate Party Chairman Ken Block, who received 6.5% of the vote in the 2010 gubernatorial election, had filed to run again for the Moderate Party.[113] He has since switched to run as a Republican.

John de Jongh (United States Virgin Islands)[edit]

Governor John de Jongh will be term-limited in 2014.

Republican incumbents running for re-election (21)[edit]

Robert Bentley (Alabama)[edit]

Governor Robert Bentley is running for re-election. Bentley was elected with 57.9% of the vote in 2010.[114]

Former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy Lee George challenged Bentley in the Republican primary, as did Bob Starkey, a retired software company executive.[115][116]

Former Major League Baseball player and businessman Kevin Bass and former U.S. Representative Parker Griffith pursued the Democratic nomination, which Griffith won.[117][118]

Sean Parnell (Alaska)[edit]

Governor Sean Parnell is running for another term.[119] Attorney and 2010 Republican primary candidate Bill Walker was running again in the Republican primary, but he has withdrawn and is now running as an Independent.[120]

Former Mayor of Juneau Byron Mallott won the Democratic gubernatorial primary on August 19 with 80% of the vote.[121] On September 2, Walker and Mallott merged their campaigns, with Walker running for Governor and Mallott running for Lieutenant Governor.[122]

Rick Scott (Florida)[edit]

Governor Rick Scott was elected with 48.9% of the vote in 2010, defeating then-Chief Financial Officer of Florida Alex Sink by a margin of just over 1 percent.[123] He has announced he will seek a second term.[124]

Challengers include Democratic State Senator Nan Rich,[125] former Republican Governor turned Democrat Charlie Crist,[126] Economist and 2010 Independent nominee for governor Farid Khavari.[127] Other potential Democratic nominees include City Manager of Miami Beach Jimmy Morales,[128] and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler.[129]

2010 Democratic nominee and former Chief Financial Officer of Florida Alex Sink[130] and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson have decided not to seek the Democratic nomination.[131]

Former Libertarian Party of Florida Chairman Adrian Wyllie is running for his party's nomination.[132]

Nathan Deal (Georgia)[edit]

Governor Nathan Deal has announced his plans to run for re-election. Deal was elected with 53% of the vote in 2010.[133]

State School Superintendent John Barge and Mayor of Dalton David Pennington are running for the Republican nomination.[134][135]

State Senator Jason Carter, the grandson of former President and Governor Jimmy Carter, is running for the Democratic nomination.[136] Connie Stokes, a former Georgia State Senator and DeKalb County Commissioner, was running for governor,[137] but is now running for lieutenant governor.[136]

Eddie Calvo (Guam)[edit]

Governor Eddie Calvo is running for re-election to a second term. Calvo was elected with 50.61% of the vote in 2010.

Butch Otter (Idaho)[edit]

Governor Butch Otter has announced he will seek a third term.[138] Otter was elected to a second term with 59.1% of the vote in 2010.[139] State Senator Russ Fulcher is challenging Otter for the Republican nomination.[140]

A.J. Balukoff, President of the Boise School Board, is running for the Democratic nomination.[141]

Terry Branstad (Iowa)[edit]

Governor Terry Branstad has announced that he will seek a sixth non-consecutive term.[142] He was elected to a fifth term (non-consecutive) with 53% of the vote in 2010.[143] Political activist Tom Hoefling has announced a primary challenge to Branstad.[144]

Assistant Majority Leader of the Iowa State Senate Jack Hatch[145] former Des Moines school board member Jonathan Narcisse[146] and Webster bus driver Paul Dahl,[147] are all running for the Democratic nomination.

Sam Brownback (Kansas)[edit]

Governor Sam Brownback has announced he will run for re-election.[148] Brownback was elected with 63.4% of the vote in 2010.[149]

Paul Davis, Minority Leader of the Kansas House of Representatives, is running for the Democratic nomination.[150] According to The Fix, Democrats see this as the "sleeper race" of 2014.[151]

Paul LePage (Maine)[edit]

Governor Paul LePage has announced he will run for a second term.[152] LePage was elected with 38.3% of the vote in a competitive three member race in 2010.[153]

Congressman Mike Michaud is running for the Democratic nomination.[154] Independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who finished second in Maine's 2010 gubernatorial election, is running again against LePage.[155]

Rick Snyder (Michigan)[edit]

Governor Rick Snyder is running for re-election to a second term and is unopposed in the August 5 party primary.[156] Snyder was elected with 58.1% of the vote in 2010.

Former Congressman Mark Schauer is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination.[157]

Brian Sandoval (Nevada)[edit]

Governor Brian Sandoval has announced he will seek a second term. Sandoval was elected with 53.4% of the vote in 2010.[158]

Businessman Edward "Eddie" Hamilton is running for the Republican nomination.

Anthropology Professor Frederick "Fred" Conquest and Businessman Chris Hyepock are running for the Democratic nomination.[159]

Family Therapist David Lory VanDerBeek is running for the Independent American nomination.

Susana Martinez (New Mexico)[edit]

Governor Susana Martinez has announced that she will seek a second term. Martinez was elected with 53.6% of the vote in 2010.[160]

State Attorney General Gary King, the son of former Governor Bruce King[161] Businessman Alan Webber,[162] former New Mexico Director of the Farm Service Agency Lawrence Rael,[163] and State Senator's Howie Morales[164] and Linda Lopez are declared Democrats currently in the race.[165]

Eloy Inos (Northern Mariana Islands)[edit]

Governor Eloy Inos, who was elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2009 as a member of the Covenant Party, succeeded his predecessor Benigno Fitial (R) upon the latter's resignation on February 20, 2013 and will be eligible to run for a full term. In September 2013 he moved to re-unify the Covenant Party with the Republican Party, and is running as a Republican in 2014. His running mate is Senate President Ralph Torres (R-Saipan).[166]

Former Ports Authority executive director Edward "Tofila" Deleon Guerrero is running as a Democrat, with former representative Danny Quitugua as his running mate.[167]

Former Republican Governor Juan Babauta is running as an independent, with former Republican Senator Juan Torres as his running mate.[168]

2009 Republican candidate Heinz Hofschneider is running as an independent, with Senator Ray Yumul (I-Saipan) as his running mate.[168]

John Kasich (Ohio)[edit]

Governor John Kasich has announced he will seek a second term. Kasich was elected with 49.4% of the vote in 2010.[169]

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald[170] and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune are running for the Democratic nomination.[171]

Former Ohio state representative Charlie Earl is running for the Libertarian nomination.[172]

Mary Fallin (Oklahoma)[edit]

Governor Mary Fallin has announced she will seek a second term. Fallin was elected with 60.1% of the vote in 2010.

2010 Republican Party Gubernatorial candidate Randy Brogdon is running again.

State Representative Joe Dorman is the only Democratic candidate currently running.

Tom Corbett (Pennsylvania)[edit]

Governor Tom Corbett has announced he will run for re-election to a second term. Corbett was elected with 54.5% of the vote in 2010.

Democrat Tom Wolf won his party's primary on May 20, 2014, defeating Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, State Treasurer Rob McCord and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Environmental Protection Kathleen McGinty in a landslide victory.[173]

Nikki Haley (South Carolina)[edit]

Governor Nikki Haley has announced that she will run for re-election.[174] Haley was elected with 51.4% of the vote in 2010.

Democratic 2010 gubernatorial nominee, State Senator Vincent Sheheen, is seeking a rematch.[175]

On April 11, Tom Ervin announced that he was dropping out of the GOP primary.[176]

Dennis Daugaard (South Dakota)[edit]

Governor Dennis Daugaard is running for re-election.[177] Daugaard was elected with 61.5% of the vote in 2010. Republican former State Representative Lora Hubbel has announced a primary challenge to Daugaard.[178]

Joe Lowe, the former Director of Wildland Fire Suppression, is running for the Democratic nomination.[179] Other speculated candidates included former Commissioner of Schools and Public Lands Bryce Healy, former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, and Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether, but they have all ruled out running for governor.[180][181][182]

Bill Haslam (Tennessee)[edit]

Governor Bill Haslam has announced that he will run for re-election. Haslam was elected with 65% of the vote in 2010.[183]

On August 7, Haslam won the Republican nomination with 87.7%.[184] He will face Democrat Charlie Brown, Constitution Party nominee Shaun Crowell, Green Party nominee Isa Infante, and Libertarian Daniel T. Lewis.[185]

Scott Walker (Wisconsin)[edit]

Governor Scott Walker has announced that he will run for re-election.[186] Walker was elected with 52.3% of the vote in 2010 and was subject to an unsuccessful recall election in 2012, which he won with 53.1% of the vote.

Former Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce Mary Burke is running for the Democratic nomination.[187]

Matt Mead (Wyoming)[edit]

Governor Matt Mead had announced that he will run for re-election.[188] Mead was elected with 65.68% of the vote in 2010. He won the GOP primary on August 19, 2014, with 55% of the vote against Taylor Haynes (32%) and Cindy Hill (13%). The Democratic nominee is Pete Gosar.[189]

Democratic incumbents running for re-election (9)[edit]

Jerry Brown (California)[edit]

Governor Jerry Brown is running for re-election. He was elected to a third non-consecutive term with 53.1% of the vote in 2010, having previously served as Governor from 1975 to 1983.[190]

State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly and former U.S. Treasury Department Official Neel Kashkari were running for the Republican nomination.[191] Former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado launched a campaign but then withdrew.[192] With 19 percent of the vote Kashkari came in second after Governor Jerry Brown (54 percent) under California's new Nonpartisan blanket primary.

John Hickenlooper (Colorado)[edit]

Governor John Hickenlooper is running for re-election. Hickenlooper was elected with 50.7% of the vote in 2010.

State Senator Greg Brophy and Former Congressman Tom Tancredo are running for the Republican nomination. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is a potential Republican candidate.[193]

Dan Malloy (Connecticut)[edit]

Governor Dan Malloy is running for re-election.[194] Malloy was elected with 49.51% of the vote in 2010.

Former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley is challenging Malloy again after losing by less than 1% of the vote in 2010.[195]

Pat Quinn (Illinois)[edit]

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn is running for re-election. Quinn was elected to a full term with 46.6% of the vote in 2010.

Businessman Bruce Rauner, Treasurer Dan Rutherford, and State Senators Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady are running for the Republican nomination.[196]

On March 18, 2014, Bruce Rauner won the primary and the GOP nomination with 40.1% of the vote.[24]

Mark Dayton (Minnesota)[edit]

Governor Mark Dayton is running for re-election. Dayton was elected with 43.7% of the vote in 2010. Teacher Rob Farnsworth, investment banker Scott Honour, Hennepin County Commissioner and former State Representative Jeff Johnson, perennial candidate Ole Savior, former Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives and candidate for Governor in 2010 Marty Seifert, State Senator and former radio host Dave Thompson, and State Representative and former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Kurt Zellers are seeking the Republican nomination.[197][198][199][200][201][202][203] Activist Leslie Davis is seeking the DFL nomination.[200]

Maggie Hassan (New Hampshire)[edit]

Governor Maggie Hassan, elected in 2012 is running for re-election.[204] New Hampshire's governors serve two-year terms.

Former U.S. Representative Frank Guinta has not ruled out the possibility of running for the Republican nomination.[205]

Andrew Cuomo (New York)[edit]

Governor Andrew Cuomo is running for re-election.[206] Cuomo was elected with 62.6% of the vote in 2010 over Carl Paladino.[207] Paladino might seek a rematch. Other potential Republican candidates are Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino,[208] businessman Donald Trump, State Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Harry Wilson, the nominee for State Comptroller in 2010.

John Kitzhaber (Oregon)[edit]

Governor John Kitzhaber is running for re-election.[209] Kitzhaber was elected with 49.2% of the vote in 2010.

Peter Shumlin (Vermont)[edit]

Governor Peter Shumlin, re-elected in 2012, is running for re-election. (Vermont governors serve two-year terms.)[210]

Democratic incumbents defeated in Primary Nomination (1)[edit]

Neil Abercrombie (Hawaii)[edit]

Governor Neil Abercrombie launched his re-election campaign on April 29, 2013 seeking a second term in 2014.[211] Abercrombie was elected with 58.2% of the vote in 2010 over former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona. However in 2014, State Senator David Ige challenged Abercrombie for the Democratic nomination, and successfully defeated Abercrombie for the nomination in a landslide victory during the state's primary election on August 9, 2014. Abercrombie's primary election defeat was the first in Hawaii history for a governor, and marked the first time an incumbent governor lost re-election since 1962.[212]

In the midst of Abercrombie's loss, former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona won the Republican nomination for governor for the second time, and former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann won his primary as an independent. They along with David Ige will advance to the gubernatorial general election on November 4, 2014.

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