Kansas elections, 2014

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Kansas on November 4, 2014. Primary elections were held on August 5.

Governor and Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Governor Sam Brownback and Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer successfully ran for re-election to a second term in office.[1] They defeated Jennifer Winn[2] and her running mate Robin Lais[3] in the Republican primary.

Democrat Paul Davis, Minority Leader of the Kansas House of Representatives,[4] ran unsuccessfully in the general election with running mate businesswoman Jill Docking. Keen Umbehr appeared on the ballot as the Libertarian Party candidate along with running mate Josh Umbehr, a Wichita-based physician.[5]

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt ran successfully for re-election to a second term in office. He was opposed by Democrat A.J. Kotich.[6]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Derek
Schmidt (R)
A.J.
Kotich (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 1–3, 2014 963 ± 3.2% 59% 32% 9%
Public Policy Polling October 9–12, 2014 1,081 ± 3% 53% 27% 20%
Suffolk University September 27–30, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 45.4% 24.8% 29.8%
Public Policy Polling September 11–14, 2014 1,328 ± 2.7% 50% 27% 24%
Public Policy Polling August 14–17, 2014 903 ± 3.3% 49% 25% 26%

Results[edit]

General election results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Derek Schmidt 564,766 66.7
Democratic A.J. Kotich 281,105 33.3
Total votes 845,871 100

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach ran successfully for re-election to a second term in office.

Republican primary[edit]

Kobach was opposed in the primary by Scott Morgan.

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kris
Kobach
Scott
Morgan
Undecided
SurveyUSA July 17–22, 2014 691 ± 3.8% 56% 30% 13%
SurveyUSA June 19–23, 2014 508 ± 4.4% 61% 29% 10%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kris Kobach 166,793 64.7
Republican Scott Morgan 90,680 35.2
Total votes 257,473 100

General election[edit]

Former Republican State Senator Jean Schodorf was the Democratic nominee for the general election.[6] She was defeated by Kobach.[17]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kris
Kobach (R)
Jean
Schodorf (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 1–3, 2014 963 ± 3.2% 49% 44% 7%
Survey USA October 22–26, 2014 623 ± 4% 45% 45% 11%
Gravis Marketing October 20–21, 2014 1,124 ± 3% 48% 40% 11%
Public Policy Polling October 9–12, 2014 1,081 ± 3% 47% 41% 12%
SurveyUSA October 2–5, 2014 549 ± 4.3% 48% 43% 9%
Gravis Marketing September 30–October 1, 2014 850 ± 3% 44% 44% 12%
Suffolk University September 27–30, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 45.2% 40.2% 14.6%
Fort Hays State University September 10–27, 2014 685 ± 3.8% 45.3% 40.4% 14%
Public Policy Polling September 11–14, 2014 1,328 ± 2.7% 43% 42% 15%
KSN/SurveyUSA September 4–7, 2014 555 ± 4.2% 43% 46% 11%
SurveyUSA August 20–23, 2014 560 ± 4.2% 46% 46% 8%
Public Policy Polling August 14–17, 2014 903 ± 3.3% 43% 38% 19%
SurveyUSA July 17–22, 2014 1,208 ± 2.9% 47% 41% 11%
SurveyUSA June 19–23, 2014 1,068 ± 3.1% 47% 41% 12%

Results[edit]

General election results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kris Kobach 508,926 59.2
Democratic Jean Schodorf 350,692 40.8
Total votes 859,618 100

State Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Republican State Treasurer Ron Estes was re-elected to a second term in office.[18] He defeated Democrat Carmen Alldritt.[6]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ron
Estes (R)
Carmen
Alldritt (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 1–3, 2014 963 ± 3.2% 60% 32% 9%
Public Policy Polling October 9–12, 2014 1,081 ± 3% 50% 30% 20%
Public Policy Polling September 11–14, 2014 1,328 ± 2.7% 47% 28% 24%
Public Policy Polling August 14–17, 2014 903 ± 3.3% 49% 25% 26%

Results[edit]

General election results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Estes 570,110 67.5
Democratic Carmen Alldritt 274,257 32.5
Total votes 844,367 100

Commissioner of Insurance[edit]

Incumbent Republican Commissioner of Insurance Sandy Praeger is not running for re-election to a fourth term in office. She has endorsed the Democratic nominee, Dennis Anderson, saying that he is more "dedicated to good public policy and [will] not use the office for political gain."[19] Anderson lost the election to Ken Selzer.[20]

Republican primary[edit]

Beverly Gossage, David J. Powell, Ken Selzer, Clark Shultz and John M. Toplikar ran for the Republican nomination.[6]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Selzer 64,911 27.0
Republican Beverly Gossage 55,306 23.0
Republican Clark Shultz 54,565 22.7
Republican David Powell 40,388 16.8
Republican John Toplikar 24,773 10.3
Total votes 239,943 100

General election[edit]

Selzer defeated Democrat Dennis Anderson in the general election.[6]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ken
Selzer (R)
Dennis
Anderson (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 1–3, 2014 963 ± 3.2% 51% 40% 9%
Gravis Marketing October 20–21, 2014 1,124 ± 3% 34% 21% 45%
Public Policy Polling October 9–12, 2014 1,081 ± 3% 48% 32% 20%
Gravis Marketing September 30–October 1, 2014 850 ± 3% 30% 21% 49%
Public Policy Polling September 11–14, 2014 1,328 ± 2.7% 43% 32% 25%
Public Policy Polling August 14–17, 2014 903 ± 3.3% 43% 29% 28%

Results[edit]

General election results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Selzer 512,679 61.5
Democratic Dennis Anderson 320,862 38.5
Total votes 833,541 100

United States Senate[edit]

Republican Senator Pat Roberts ran for re-election to a fourth term. Greg Orman is running as an Independent. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor won the Democratic primary, but withdrew his candidacy on September 3. After a court challenge, on September 18, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that his name would be taken off the ballot.[21] Roberts was re-elected with about 53% of the vote, compared to Orman's 43%.[22]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Four U.S. Representatives from the state of Kansas were elected in 2014, one from each of the state's four congressional districts.

Kansas House of Representatives[edit]

Elections were held for all 125 seats in the Kansas House of Representatives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brownback running for re-election". Lawrence Journal-World. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wichita woman enters governor's race". KAKE. January 12, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ Benchaabane, Nassim (June 2, 2014). "Wichita candidate for governor announces new running mate". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ Carpenter, Tim (September 17, 2013). "Davis launches Democratic campaign for Kansas governor". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ Milburn, John (October 22, 2013). "Davis teams with Docking in Kansas governor's race". Kentucky.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Candidates for the 2014 Primary". Office of the Kansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d "2014 General Election Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Kansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  8. ^ http://hdnews.net/news/kobachweb073114
  9. ^ http://www.kansas.com/2014/06/06/3495456/ted-nugent-endorses-kris-kobachs.html
  10. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article795636.html
  11. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article761590.html
  12. ^ http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/26/3568440/endorsements-governor-secretary.html
  13. ^ http://www.gctelegram.com/news/editorial-7-28-14/
  14. ^ http://ottawaherald.com/opinion/072614editorial
  15. ^ http://m.hutchnews.com/opinion/editorials/secretary-of-state/article_ff60bb68-6b23-5ab4-bc4d-b8ea1f453a35.html?mode=jqm
  16. ^ a b "2014 Primary Election Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Kansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  17. ^ Associated Press (4 November 2014). "Kobach re-elected as Kansas secretary of state". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  18. ^ Turkewitz, Julie (12 April 2017). "Who Is Ron Estes, Kansas’ Newest Congressman?". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  19. ^ "Praeger favors Democrat to succeed her as insurance commissioner". Kansas Health Institute. Sep 16, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  20. ^ Ranney, Dave (4 November 2014). "Selzer elected insurance commissioner". Kansas Health Institute. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  21. ^ Carpenter, Tim (September 18, 2014). "Court permits Taylor to withdraw from Senate race". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  22. ^ Helling, Dave (4 November 2014). "Sen. Pat Roberts survives, defeating challenge from Greg Orman". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 

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