Kansas gubernatorial election, 2014

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Kansas gubernatorial election, 2014
Kansas
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Nominee Sam Brownback Paul Davis
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Jeff Colyer Jill Docking
Popular vote 433,196 401,100
Percentage 49.8% 46.1%

Kansas Governor Election Results by County, 2014.svg
County results

Governor before election

Sam Brownback
Republican

Elected Governor

Sam Brownback
Republican

The 2014 Kansas gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Kansas, concurrently with the election of Kansas' 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 Republican Governor Sam Brownback ran for re-election to a second term.[1] He was opposed in the general election by Democrat Paul Davis, the Minority Leader of the Kansas House of Representatives, and Libertarian attorney Keen Umbehr.

The election was viewed as a referendum on Brownback's aggressive tax cutting initiatives and his conservative values.[2] The consensus among The Cook Political Report, Governing, The Rothenberg Political Report, Sabato's Crystal Ball, Daily Kos Elections, and others was that the contest was a tossup. Brownback won the election by a margin of 3.7%.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Jennifer Winn, businesswoman[3]
  • Running mate: Robin Lais, advertising agency owner and natural healing shop owner[4]
  • Former running mate: Ethan McCord, Iraq War veteran[5]

Declined[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Sam
Brownback
Jennifer
Winn
Undecided
SurveyUSA July 17–22, 2014 691 ± 3.7% 60% 30% 9%
SurveyUSA June 19–23, 2014 508 ± 4.4% 55% 37% 8%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Brownback 166,687 63.2
Republican Jennifer Winn 96,907 36.7
Total votes 263,594 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Davis 66,357 100
Total votes 66,357 100

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Keen Umbehr, attorney[15]
  • Running mate: Josh Umbehr, physician and son of Keen Umbehr[16]

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Sam
Brownback (R)
Paul
Davis (D)
Keen
Umbehr (L)
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling November 1–3, 2014 963 ± 3.2% 45% 46% 4% 4%
47% 48% 3%
Public Policy Polling October 30–31, 2014 752 ± ? 44% 48% 5% 3%
YouGov October 25–31, 2014 1,137 ± 4.8% 39% 38% 2% 1% 21%
Fox News October 28–30, 2014 907 ± 3% 42% 48% 4% <1% 5%
Survey USA October 22–26, 2014 623 ± 4% 43% 46% 5% 7%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 1,973 ± 4% 43% 40% 1% 16%
NBC News/Marist October 18–22, 2014 757 LV ± 3.6% 44% 45% 5% 1% 6%
1,055 RV ± 3% 43% 43% 6% 1% 7%
Rasmussen Reports October 20–21, 2014 960 ± 3% 45% 52% 1% 2%
Gravis Marketing October 20–21, 2014 1,124 ± 3% 44% 49% 7%
Monmouth University October 16–19, 2014 429 ± 4.7% 45% 50% 2% 5%
Remington Research October 9–12, 2014 1,091 ± 2.97% 48% 45% 3% 4%
Public Policy Polling October 9–12, 2014 1,081 ± 3% 42% 42% 6% 10%
44% 45% 12%
Fox News October 4–7, 2014 702 ± 3.5% 46% 40% 2% 2% 11%
CNN/ORC October 2–6, 2014 687 ± 3.5% 49% 49% 2%
SurveyUSA October 2–5, 2014 549 ± 4.3% 42% 47% 4% 7%
Gravis Marketing September 30–October 1, 2014 850 ± 3% 40% 48% 12%
NBC News/Marist September 27–October 1, 2014 636 LV ± 3.9% 43% 44% 4% 1% 7%
1,097 RV ± 3% 41% 43% 5% 1% 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 2,013 ± 3% 45% 42% 0% 12%
Suffolk University September 27–30, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 41.6% 45.8% 6% 6.6%
Fort Hays State University September 10–27, 2014 685 ± 3.8% 36.5% 38.8% 8.5% 16%
Remington Research September 23, 2014 625 ± 3.91% 44% 46% 5% 5%
Rasmussen Reports September 16–17, 2014 750 ± 4% 43% 47% 4% 6%
Fox News September 14–16, 2014 604 ± 4% 41% 45% 4% 8%
Public Policy Polling September 11–14, 2014 1,328 ± 2.7% 38% 42% 7% 14%
39% 45% 15%
KSN/SurveyUSA September 4–7, 2014 555 ± 4.2% 40% 47% 5% 7%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 839 ± 5% 47% 40% 2% 11%
SurveyUSA August 20–23, 2014 560 ± 4.2% 40% 48% 5% 6%
Public Policy Polling August 14–17, 2014 903 ± 3.3% 37% 39% 9% 15%
Rasmussen Reports August 6–7, 2014 750 ± 4% 41% 51% 3% 5%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 1,274 ± 6.1% 52% 40% 3% 5%
SurveyUSA July 17–22, 2014 1,208 ± 2.9% 40% 48% 5% 7%
SurveyUSA June 19–23, 2014 1,068 ± 3.1% 41% 47% 5% 7%
Rasmussen Reports April 16–17, 2014 750 ± 4% 47% 40% 6% 7%
Public Policy Polling April 1–2, 2014 886 ± 3.1% 41% 45% 14%
Public Policy Polling February 18–20, 2014 693 ± 3.7% 40% 42% 18%
Wilson Perkins Allen January 29, 2014  ? ± ? 42% 31% 27%
SurveyUSA October 23–24, 2013 511 ± 4.4% 39% 43% 12% 6%

Results[edit]

Governor's election in Kansas, 2014[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Brownback/Jeff Colyer (Incumbent) 433,196 49.82
Democratic Paul Davis/Jill Docking 401,100 46.13
Libertarian Keen Umbehr/Josh Umbehr 35,206 4.05
Total votes 869,502 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brownback running for re-election". Lawrence Journal-World. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brownback defeats Davis in Kansas Governor's race". 
  3. ^ "Wichita woman enters governor's race". KAKE. January 12, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ Benchaabane, Nassim (June 2, 2014). "Wichita candidate for governor announces new running mate". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Wikileaks Soldier to Run for Ks Lt. Governor". The Kansas City Star. February 11, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ "In case there's any doubt: Kris Kobach running for re-election in 2014". Midwest Democracy. 1 February 2013. Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e Hanna, John (31 July 2013). "Ex-Kan. ag chief not thinking about gov.'s race". The Wichita Eagle. Associated Press. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Kraske, Steve (23 June 2013). "Sandy Praeger finds herself an outsider among Kansas Republicans". The Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on June 27, 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Loomis, Burdett (4 August 2013). "Burdett Loomis: Who will take on Brownback?". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "2014 Primary Election Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Kansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Carpenter, Tim (September 17, 2013). "Davis launches Democratic campaign for Kansas governor". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  12. ^ Milburn, John (October 22, 2013). "Davis teams with Docking in Kansas governor's race". Kentucky.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Brownback and His Opponents". Morning Sun. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d John Hanna (August 8, 2013). "Paul Davis forms committee for Kansas governor's race". The Wichita Eagle. Archived from the original on August 11, 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  15. ^ Carpenter, Tim (August 29, 2013). "Alma lawyer seeks Libertarian nomination for governor". CJOnline. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  16. ^ Kelsey Ryan (May 27, 2014). "Kansas Man Serving as Dad's Running Mate in Governor's Race". Governing. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  17. ^ Nonpartisan report: Davis' tax-freeze plan stalls $20M in Brownback-endorsed cuts
  18. ^ Former congresswoman endorses Brownback
  19. ^ "Wyandotte County Democrats endorse Gov. Brownback". KSN-TV. September 26, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  20. ^ Former CEO in Wichita, Touts Brownback
  21. ^ NFIB endorses Brownback for second term as Governor
  22. ^ Kansas Rifle Association Endorses Brownback
  23. ^ "Former GOP, Dem lieutenant governors join Davis campaign". The Topeka Capital-Journal. June 30, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Republicans for Kansas Values – Biographies and Memberships". Paul Davis for Governor. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Who are the 104?". The Topeka Capital-Journal. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Kansas Secretary of State 2014 General Election Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-12-14. 

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