Florida Chief Financial Officer election, 2014

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Chief Financial Officer of Florida General Election, 2014

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  Jeff Atwater High Resolution.jpg William - Will - Rankin.jpg
Nominee Jeff Atwater Will Rankin
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 3,353,897 2,337,727
Percentage 58.9% 41.1%

Chief Financial Officer before election

Jeff Atwater
Republican

Elected Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Atwater
Republican

The 2014 Florida Chief Financial Officer election took place on November 4, 2014, which resulted in the re-election of the Florida Chief Financial Officer. Incumbent Republican Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater ran for re-election to a second term in office.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Will Rankin, businessman, 11-year U.S. Army Veteran, and former Ohio director of asset management[4]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Allie Braswell, President of the Central Florida Urban League[5]

Declined[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Jeff Atwater
Organizations
Newspapers
Will Rankin
Organizations
  • Florida Alliance for Retired Americans[17]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Jeff
Atwater (R)
Will
Rankin (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 1–2, 2014 1,198 ± 2.8% 51% 37% 12%
Saint Leo University October 16–19, 2014 500 ± 4.9% 50% 35% 15%
Public Policy Polling September 4–7, 2014 818 ± 3.8% 46% 34% 20%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam C. Smith (July 8, 2011). "Jeff Atwater already raising money for 2014". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Adam C. Smith (October 22, 2013). "Meet William Rankin, the Dem challenging CFO Atwater". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/jeff_atwater/
  4. ^ Kevin Derby (October 11, 2013). "Jeff Atwater Builds Bank as Challenger Emerges". Sunshine State News. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gary Fineout (August 19, 2013). "Democrat drops CFO bid after bankruptcies revealed". Miami Herald. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mary Ellen Klas (January 7, 2014). "List of potential Atwater successors continues to grow". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ Schorsch, Peter (June 30, 2014). "FMA PAC endorses Rick Scott, Florida Cabinet for re-election". SaintPetersBlog. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ William March (June 23, 2014). "PBA backs Crist, Atwater, Bondi, Putnam". Tampa Tribune. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bradenton Herald recommends Adam Putnam, George Sheldon, Jeff Atwater for Florida Cabinet". The Bradenton Herald. October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "For CFO, We Recommend Jeff Atwater". The Bradenton Times. October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Atwater built impressive record for re-election". The Florida Times-Union. October 20, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sheldon, Putnam, Atwater for Florida Cabinet". The Miami Herald. October 20, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Editorial: Atwater's transparency push merits another term as CFO". The Palm Beach Post. October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "For CFO, re-elect Jeff Atwater". Sun-Sentinel. October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Times Recommends: Jeff Atwater for CFO". Tampa Bay Times. October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Tribune endorsements: Bondi for attorney general; Putnam for agriculture commissioner; Atwater for CFO". Tampa Tribune. October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  17. ^ Elmore, Charles (October 4, 2014). "CFO foe rips 'no voice' for the people, he calls it 'loud and clear'". McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 

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