2014 California lieutenant gubernatorial election
Newsom: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80% 80–90%
Nehring: 50-60% 60-70% 70-80%
|Elections in California|
The 2014 California lieutenant gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the lieutenant governor of California. Incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom ran 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.
- 1 Primary election
- 2 General election
- 3 References
- 4 External links
- Eric Korevaar, mechanical/aerospace engineer, candidate for governor in 2003 and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2010
- Gavin Newsom, incumbent Lieutenant Governor
- Michael Crosby
- Larry K. Reed
- Zachary Collins, business owner
- David Fennell, entrepreneur
- Ron Nehring, strategist, commentator and former Chairman of the California Republican Party
- George Yang, software developer
- Jena F. Goodman, student
Peace and Freedom Party
- Amos Johnson, security guard
- Alan Reynolds, businessman
|Democratic||Gavin Newsom (Incumbent)||2,082,902||49.87|
|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|
|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%|
|Democratic||Gavin Newsom (Incumbent)||4,107,051||57.2|
- Phil Willon (February 1, 2014). "Money pours into campaigns for candidates seeking statewide posts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
- Dan Morain (October 27, 2013). "Dan Morain: Gavin Newsom believes California should legalize marijuana; details to come". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
- "Official certified list of candidates" (PDF). Lieutenant Governor. California Secretary of State. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
- "Former California Republican Party Chairman Files Papers To Run For Lieutenant Governor". KPBS. March 8, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
- James Doull (February 10, 2014). "Independent Candidate in California Says Jury Still Out on Top-Two Primary". IVN. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
- "Statement of Vote June 3, 2014, Statewide Direct Primary Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
- "Statement of Vote November 4, 2014, General Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
- California Lieutenant Governor election, 2014 at Ballotpedia
- Campaign contributions at FollowTheMoney.org
- Official campaign websites