Colorado gubernatorial election, 2014

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Colorado gubernatorial election, 2014

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  Governor John Hickenlooper 2015.jpg Beauprez.jpg
Nominee John Hickenlooper Bob Beauprez
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Joe Garcia Jill Repella
Popular vote 1,006,433 938,195
Percentage 49.3% 46.0%

Colorado Governor Election Results by County, 2014.svg
County Results
Hickenlooper:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Beauprez:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

John Hickenlooper
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Hickenlooper
Democratic

The 2014 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, concurrently with the election to Colorado'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 Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper and Lieutenant Governor Joseph García were re-elected to a second term in office, defeating Republican former U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez and his running mate, Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella, by 68,000 votes.

Democratic primary[edit]

John Hickenlooper was the only Democrat to file to run, and thus at the Democratic state assembly on April 12, 2014, he was renominated unopposed.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Hickenlooper (Incumbent) 214,403 100
Total votes 214,403 100

Republican primary[edit]

At the Republican state assembly on April 12, 2014, Mike Kopp and Scott Gessler received 34% and 33% of the votes of over 3,900 delegates, respectively, thus winning a place on the ballot. Greg Brophy, Steve House and Roni Bell Sylvester received 19%, 13% and 2%, respectively, falling short of the 30% needed to qualify for the ballot. Bob Beauprez and Tom Tancredo did not contest the assembly vote, instead petitioning their way onto the ballot.[4]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Running mate: Vera Ortegon, biologist and former Pueblo City Councillor[9]

Eliminated at convention[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Bob Beauprez
Greg Brophy
Individuals
Organizations
Scott Gessler
Mike Kopp
Roni Bell Sylvester
Tom Tancredo

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bob
Beauprez
Greg
Brophy
Scott
Gessler
Steve
House
Mike
Kopp
Jim
Rundberg
Roni Bell
Sylvester
Tom
Tancredo
Other Undecided
Magellan* May 28–29, 2014 >900 ± 3% 25% 13% 10% 27% 25%
PPP March 13–16, 2014 255 ± 6.1% 20% 7% 18% 3% 8% 1% 24% 18%
PPP December 3–4, 2013 335 ± 5.2% 9% 15% 2% 3% 3% 34% 33%
  • * Poll for the Bob Beauprez campaign

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Beauprez 116,333 30.24
Republican Tom Tancredo 102,830 26.73
Republican Scott Gessler 89,213 23.19
Republican Mike Kopp 76,373 19.85
Total votes 384,749 100

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • Matthew Hess, IT systems administrator[38]

Green primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Harry Hempy, software engineer and progressive activist[39]

Unsuccessful[edit]

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Jim Rundberg, businessman[41]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Running mate: Robin Roberts, president of Pikes Peak National Bank[43]
  • Paul Fiorino (I), performing arts teacher, former director of the Pueblo Ballet and Independent candidate for governor in 2006 and 2010[44]
  • Running mate: Charles Whitley, retired military, arts advocate and publisher[45]
  • Matthew Hess (L), IT systems administrator[46]
  • Running mate: Brandon Young, photographer, graphic designer and political activist
  • Harry Hempy (G), software engineer and progressive activist[39]
  • Running mate: Scott Olson

Debates[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[47] Tossup November 3, 2014
Sabato's Crystal Ball[48] Lean D November 3, 2014
Rothenberg Political Report[49] Tilt D November 3, 2014
Real Clear Politics[50] Tossup November 3, 2014

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Hickenlooper (D)
Bob
Beauprez (R)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 1–2, 2014 739 ± 3.6% 46% 46% 5%[51] 3%
48% 49% 3%
Quinnipiac University October 28 – November 2, 2014 815 ± 3.4% 43% 45% 7%[52] 6%
43% 45% 5%[53] 7%
44% 45% 5%[54] 7%
YouGov October 25–31, 2014 1,417 ± 3.3% 44% 42% 4% 10%
Public Policy Polling October 28–29, 2014 573 ± ? 47% 47% 5%
SurveyUSA October 27–29, 2014 618 ± 4% 46% 46% 4%[55] 4%
Vox Populi Polling October 26–27, 2014 642 ± 3.9% 49% 44% 7%
Quinnipiac University October 22–27, 2014 844 ± 3.4% 40% 45% 6%[56] 9%
41% 46% 4%[57] 9%
40% 45% 5%[58] 9%
Strategies 360 October 20–25, 2014 604 ± 4% 46% 43% 2% 8%
Rasmussen Reports October 21–23, 2014 966 ± 3% 47% 49% 1% 3%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 1,611 ± 4% 48% 44% 1% 7%
NBC News/Marist October 18–22, 2014 755 LV ± 3.6% 46% 41% 7%[59] 6%
953 RV ± 3.2% 46% 38% 8%[60] 9%
Suffolk University October 18–21, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 43% 45.4% 3%[61] 7.6%
Quinnipiac University October 15–21, 2014 974 ± 3.1% 45% 44% 4%[62] 7%
45% 45% 3%[63] 7%
45% 44% 3%[64] 8%
Monmouth University October 17–20, 2014 431 ± 4.7% 50% 43% 3% 4%
IPSOS October 13–20, 2014 1,099 ± 3.4% 46% 46% 8%
Public Policy Polling October 16–19, 2014 778 ± 3.5% 45% 44% 5%[65] 7%
46% 46% 8%
Gravis Marketing October 16, 2014 695 ± 4% 44% 48% 6%[58] 3%
Quinnipiac October 9–13, 2014 988 ± 3.1% 42% 46% 6%[66] 6%
43% 48% 2%[67] 7%
43% 46% 5%[58] 6%
CNN/ORC October 9–13, 2014 665 ± 4% 49% 48% 3%
SurveyUSA October 9–12, 2014 591 ± 4.1% 45% 44% 4%[68] 6%
High Point University October 4–8, 2014 800 ± 3.5% 44% 46% 6% 4%
Fox News October 4–7, 2014 739 ± 3.5% 42% 42% 6% 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20 – October 1, 2014 1,634 ± 3% 49% 45% 1% 5%
Rasmussen Reports September 29–30, 2014 950 ± 3% 50% 46% 2% 3%
Gravis Marketing September 16–17, 2014 657 ± 4% 43% 48% 5% 4%
Suffolk University September 13–16, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 43% 40.8% 6%[69] 10.2%
Quinnipiac September 10–15, 2014 1,211 ± 2.8% 40% 50% 7%[52] 3%
40% 52% 4%[57] 4%
41% 51% 5%[54] 3%
Myers September 7–14, 2014 1,350 ± 2.7% 51% 44% 1% 4%
SurveyUSA September 8–10, 2014 664 ± 3.9% 45% 43% 7%[70] 5%
Rasmussen Reports September 3–4, 2014 800 ± 3.5% 44% 45% 4% 7%
NBC News/Marist September 2–4, 2014 795 LV ± 3.5% 43% 39% 9%[71] 9%
976 RV ± 3.1% 43% 36% 9%[71] 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18 – September 2, 2014 1,727 ± 4% 45% 45% 2% 8%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 2,020 ± 3% 47% 47% 2% 3%
Public Policy Polling July 17–20, 2014 653 ± 3.8% 44% 43% 12%
Quinnipiac July 10–14, 2014 1,147 ± 2.9% 43% 44% 3% 10%
Gravis Marketing July 8–10, 2014 1,106 ± 3% 49% 43% 6%[58] 3%
NBC News/Marist July 7–10, 2014 914 ± 3.2% 49% 43% 1% 7%
Rasmussen Reports June 25–26, 2014 750 ± 4% 44% 44% 4% 8%
Public Policy Polling April 17–20, 2014 618 ± ? 48% 41% 11%
Quinnipiac April 15–21, 2014 1,298 ± 2.7% 48% 39% 1% 12%
Magellan Strategies April 14–15, 2014 717 ± 3.7% 50% 35% 10% 5%
Public Policy Polling March 13–16, 2014 568 ± 4.1% 48% 38% 14%
Public Policy Polling April 11–14, 2013 500 ± 4.4% 50% 43% 6%

Results[edit]

Throughout the night the race was very close. With 90% of the vote in Beauprez was about 3,000 votes ahead. The Democrats were holding out hope that Jefferson County would edge them out. When 96% of the vote had reported, Hickenlooper prevailed. Beauprez conceded defeat at 5:48 am on the morning of November 6.

Colorado gubernatorial election, 2014[72]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Hickenlooper/Joseph García 1,006,433 49.3
Republican Bob Beauprez/Jill Repella 938,195 45.95
Libertarian Matthew Hess/Brandon Young 39,590 1.94
Green Harry Hempy/Scott Olson 27,391 1.34
Independent Mike Dunafon/Robin Roberts 24,042 1.18
Independent Paul Fiorino/Charles Whitley 5,923 0.29
Total votes 2,041,574 100
Democratic hold

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  51. ^ Mike Dunafon (I) 1%, Paul Fiorino (I) 0%, Harry Hempy (G) 2%, Matthew Hess (L) 2%
  52. ^ a b Harry Hempy (G) 3%, Matthew Hess (L) 3%, Other 1%
  53. ^ Harry Hempy (G) 4%, Other 1%
  54. ^ a b Matthew Hess (L) 4%, Other 1%
  55. ^ Mike Dunafon (I) 1%, Harry Hempy (G) 1%, Matthew Hess (L) 2%
  56. ^ Harry Hempy (G) 2%, Matthew Hess (L) 4%
  57. ^ a b Harry Hempy (G) 3%, Other 1%
  58. ^ a b c d Matthew Hess (L)
  59. ^ Harry Hempy (G) 2%, Matthew Hess (L) 4%, Other 1%
  60. ^ Harry Hempy (G) 3%, Matthew Hess (L) 4%, Other 1%
  61. ^ Mike Dunafon (I) 0.4%, Paul Fiorino (I) 1%, Harry Hempy (G) 0.6%, Matthew Hess (L) 2%
  62. ^ Harry Hempy (G) 2%, Matthew Hess (L) 1%, Other 1%
  63. ^ Harry Hempy (G) 2%, Other 1%
  64. ^ Matthew Hess (L) 2%, Other 1%
  65. ^ Mike Dunafon (I) 1%, Paul Fiorino (I) 0%, Harry Hempy (G) 2%, Matthew Hess (L) 1%
  66. ^ Harry Hempy (G) 1%, Matthew Hess (L) 5%
  67. ^ Harry Hempy (G)
  68. ^ Mike Dunafon (I) 1%, Harry Hempy (G) 0%, Matthew Hess (L) 3%
  69. ^ Mike Dunafon (I) 1.6%, Paul Fiorino (I) 0.8%, Harry Hempy (G) 1.8%, Matthew Hess (L) 1.8%
  70. ^ Mike Dunafon (I) 2%, Harry Hempy (G) 1%, Matthew Hess (L) 4%, Other <1%
  71. ^ a b Harry Hempy (G) 4%, Matthew Hess (L) 5%, Other <1%
  72. ^ "Official Results November 4, 2014 General Election". Colorado Secretary of State. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites