Michigan Attorney General election, 2014

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Michigan Attorney General Election, 2014
Michigan
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Turnout 3,077,164
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Nominee Bill Schuette Mark Totten
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,603,471 1,359,839
Percentage 52.11% 44.19%

Attorney General before election

Bill Schuette
Republican

Elected Attorney General

Bill Schuette
Republican

The Michigan Attorney General election of 2014 took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Attorney General of Michigan. Incumbent Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette was re-elected to a second term in office with 52.11% of the vote.

Republican Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Minor parties[edit]

Libertarian Party[edit]

  • Justin Altman, attorney[5]

Green Party[edit]

  • John Anthony La Pietra, attorney, nominee for Secretary of State in 2010 and nominee for Calhoun County Clerk and Register of Deeds in 2008 and 2012[5][6]

Taxpayers Party[edit]

  • Gerald Van Sickle, nominee for Attorney General in 2002 and 2010[5]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bill
Schuette (R)
Mark
Totten (D)
Other Undecided
Mitchell Research November 2, 2014 1,224 ± 2.8% 49% 41% 4% 6%
Public Policy Polling November 1–2, 2014 914 ± 3.2% 47% 37% 6%[7] 10%
EPIC-MRA October 26–28, 2014 600 ± 4% 47% 35% 4% 14%
Glengariff Group October 22–24, 2014 600 ± 4% 37.8% 33.5% 6.2% 22.5%
Clarity Campaign Labs October 19–20, 2014 1,032 ± 3.05% 38% 38% 24%
EPIC-MRA October 17–19, 2014 600 ± 4% 43% 33% 4% 20%
Lake Research Partners October 13–19, 2014 1,032 ± 4% 38% 38% 24%
Clarity Campaign Labs October 12–14, 2014 967 ± 3.16% 39% 37% 24%
Clarity Campaign Labs October 11–13, 2014  ? ± ? 39% 37% 24%
Glengariff Group October 2–4, 2014 600 ± 4% 39.2% 32.1% 4.8%[8] 23.8%
Mitchell Research September 29, 2014 1,178 ± 2.86% 43% 39% 18%
EPIC-MRA September 25–29, 2014 600 ± 4% 38% 32% 11% 18%
Target-Insyght September 22–24, 2014 616 ± 4% 42% 41% 6% 11%
Denno Research September 11–13, 2014 600 ± 4% 40.5% 32.5% 27%
Suffolk September 6–10, 2014 500 ± 4.4% 36.4% 42.8% 3.6%[9] 17.2%
Public Policy Polling September 4–7, 2014 687 ± 3.7% 36% 36% 10%[10] 18%
Glengariff Group September 3–5, 2014 600 ± 4% 39.7% 37.7% 1.7% 21%
EPIC-MRA August 22–25, 2014 600 ± 4% 40% 34% 26%
Public Policy Polling June 26–29, 2014 578 ± 4.1% 34% 32% 35%
EPIC-MRA May 17–20, 2014 600 ± 4% 38% 33% 29%
Public Policy Polling April 3–6, 2014 825 ± 3.4% 36% 33% 31%
EPIC-MRA February 5–11, 2014 600 ± 4% 39% 31% 30%
Harper Polling January 7–8, 2014 1,004 ± 3.09% 42% 33% 24%
Public Policy Polling December 5–8, 2013 1,034 ± 3% 40% 38% 22%

Results[edit]

Michigan attorney general election, 2014[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Schuette (incumbent) 1,603,471 52.11% -0.48%
Democratic Mark Totten 1,359,839 44.19% +0.71%
Libertarian Justin Altman 57,345 1.86% -0.08%
Taxpayers Gerald Van Sickle 30,762 1.0% -0.94%
Green John La Pietra 25,747 0.84%
N/A
Majority 243,632 7.92% -1.19%
Turnout 3,077,164 -1.88%
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Howell to lead local re-election campaign for Bill Schuette". The County Press. February 16, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jonathan Oosting (June 17, 2013). "Mark Totten announces bid for attorney general, explains why he wants to take on Bill Schuette". MLive.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Chad Livengood (April 24, 2014). "Detroit attorney Dillard to run for state attorney general". The Detroit News. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jonathan Oosting (August 1, 2014). "Democrat Godfrey Dillard announces bid for Michigan secretary of state". MLive. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing". 
  6. ^ "The Common Ills: John Anthony La Pietra Attorney General For the People". July 10, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ Justin Altman (L) 3%, John Anthony La Pietra (G) 1%, Gerald Van Sickle (TP) 2%
  8. ^ Justin Altman (L) 2.3%, John Anthony La Pietra (G) 2%, Gerald Van Sickle (TP) 0.5%
  9. ^ Justin Altman (L) 2%, John Anthony La Pietra (G) 0.6%, Gerald Van Sickle (TP) 1%
  10. ^ Justin Altman (L) 5%, John Anthony La Pietra (G) 2%, Gerald Van Sickle (TP) 3%
  11. ^ "Election Results - General Election - November 4, 2014". Michigan Department of State. November 24, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites