Nevada gubernatorial election, 2014

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Nevada gubernatorial election, 2014
Nevada
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Nominee Brian Sandoval Bob Goodman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 386,340 130,722
Percentage 70.6% 23.9%

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

Governor before election

Brian Sandoval
Republican

Elected Governor

Brian Sandoval
Republican

The 2014 Nevada gubernatorial election was held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Nevada. Incumbent Republican governor Brian Sandoval ran for re-election to a second term in office and defeated Democrat Bob Goodman.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Sandoval 105,857 89.88
Republican Edward Hamilton 3,758 3.19
Republican None of These Candidates 3,509 2.98
Republican William Tarbell 1,966 1.67
Republican Thomas Tighe 1,495 1.27
Republican Gary Marinch 1,195 1.01
Total votes 117,780 100

Democratic primary[edit]

For the first time in a gubernatorial election since it was added in 1975, the None of These Candidates option received a plurality of the votes. This has been ascribed to the eight Democratic candidates' lack of name recognition, money and political experience. High-profile Democrats were put off by Sandoval's popularity and large war chest, leading to no "serious challenger" emerging.[10][11] According to state law, even if the "None of These Candidates" option receives the most votes in an election, the actual candidate who receives the most votes still wins the election. Thus, Bob Goodman was certified as the Democratic nominee.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Charles Chang[3]
  • Frederick Conquest, anthropology professor and candidate for Governor in 2010[2]
  • Stephen Frye, psychiatrist and candidate for NV-03 in 2012[4]
  • Bob Goodman, former Economic Development Commissioner, former Wyoming Economic Development Director and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2006 and 2010[3]
  • Chris Hyepock, casino manager[12]
  • Allen Rheinhart, painter, sculptor and writer[3]
  • John Rutledge, philanthropist and attorney[4][13]
  • Abdul Shabazz, denture repair business owner and candidate for Mayor of Las Vegas in 2011[4]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Fernando Lopes[3]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic None of These Candidates 21,725 29.96
Democratic Bob Goodman 17,961 24.77
Democratic Stephen Frye 8,231 11.35
Democratic John Rutledge 6,039 8.33
Democratic Charles Chang 5,619 7.75
Democratic Chris Hyepock 4,743 6.54
Democratic Allen Rheinhart 3,605 4.97
Democratic Abdul Shabazz 2,731 3.77
Democratic Frederick Conquest 1,867 2.57
Total votes 72,521 100

Independent American Party of Nevada primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Green primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • David Gibson

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Frederick Conquest, anthropology professor and Democratic candidate for Governor in 2010 (ran as a Democrat)[2]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Brian Sandoval (Republican), incumbent Governor of Nevada
  • Bob Goodman (Democratic), former Economic Development Commissioner, former Wyoming Director of Economic Development and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2006 and 2010
  • David Lory VanDerBeek (Independent American Party of Nevada), family therapist and nominee for the Nevada Assembly in 2010 and the U.S. Senate in 2012

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[28] Safe R September 26, 2014
Governing[29] Safe R October 7, 2014
Real Clear Politics[30] Safe R September 26, 2014
The Rothenberg Political Report[31] Safe R October 3, 2014
Sabato's Crystal Ball[32] Safe R October 9, 2014

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Brian
Sandoval (R)
Bob
Goodman (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 1,314 ± 4% 53% 28% 6% 13%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 1,502 ± 3% 56% 25% 9%[33] 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 2,018 ± 3% 51% 29% 8% 12%
Harper Polling July 26–29, 2014 602 ± 3.99% 56% 34% 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 2,189 ± ? 57% 33% 2% 8%
Rasmussen Reports June 16–18, 2014 750 ± 4% 55% 28% 6% 11%

Results[edit]

Nevada gubernatorial election, 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Brian Sandoval (inc.) 386,340 70.58%
Democratic Bob Goodman 130,722 23.88%
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 15,751 2.88%
Independent American (Nev.) David Lory VanDerBeek 14,536 2.66%
Majority 547,349 100%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Waldron, Molly (December 14, 2011). "Gov. Sandoval says he will seek re-election". KTNV. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Myers, Laura (February 1, 2014). "With little money or notice, four challengers dream of unseating Gov. Sandoval". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "2014 Filed Candidates". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Shine, Conor (March 3, 2014). "Candidates turn out as filing period opens for 2014 elections". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ International Enexco Limited (July 11, 2011). "Former Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons Joins International Enexco as Director and Senior Advisor". Yahoo!. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bellsie, Martha (July 27, 2012). "Jim Gibbons' struggles in emails from his time as Nevada governor". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Spillmanlas, Benjamin (July 2, 2013). "U.S. Rep. Joe Heck attempts to strike balance while gearing up for re-election campaign". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ Segall, Eli (December 12, 2012). "Former NLV mayor joins real estate investment firm". Vegas Inc. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "UNOFFICIAL RESULTS 2014 Statewide Results". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved June 11, 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  10. ^ Sean Whaley (June 11, 2014). "'None of the above' beats out all Demo governor candidates in Nevada". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Robert Goodman Second To "None" In Race For Nevada Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination". CBS Sacramento. June 11, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ Myers, Laura (November 8, 2013). "Looks like smooth sailing Sandoval re-election". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ Ralston, Jon (February 24, 2014). "The Democrats are getting another candidate for governor". Twitter. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
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  15. ^ Morrison, Jane Ann (June 22, 2013). "Veteran Buckley likely out of politics". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
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  17. ^ Doughman, Andrew (September 19, 2013). "Cortez Masto: I'm not running for governor". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Touting his record, Horsford formally launches re-election campaign - Las Vegas Sun News". Lasvegassun.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  19. ^ "Nevada No. 4 in nation in the percentage of female politicians who ran for governor as major-party, general-election candidates | Inside Nevada Politics". Blogs.rgj.com. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  20. ^ a b c d Myers, Laura (February 22, 2014). "In Nevada politics, Gov. Sandoval's pending landslide isn't that rare". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  21. ^ Hagar, Ray (January 10, 2013). "Ross Miller: A prince who would be king". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Nevada politics: Democrat Sisolak is 'no Joe Neal'". Rgj.com. 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  23. ^ Myers, Laura (February 18, 2013). "Political Eye: Rory Reid stepping away from politics". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  24. ^ Vogel, Ed (February 12, 2014). "Segerblom says he's unlikely to run for governor against Sandoval". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  25. ^ Myers, Laura (February 17, 2014). "Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak won't run for governor". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  26. ^ Doughman, Andrew (February 17, 2014). "Sisolak says he won't run for governor against Sandoval". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  27. ^ Doughman, Andrew. "Dina Titus calls on governor to decide on extension of insurance plans - Las Vegas Sun News". Lasvegassun.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  28. ^ "Governor Maps". Cookpolitical.com. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  29. ^ "2014 Governors Races". Governing.com. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  30. ^ "2014 Election Maps - 2014 Governor Races". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  31. ^ "Gubernatorial Ratings". The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  32. ^ "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2014 Governor". Centerforpolitics.org. Retrieved 2015-01-16. 
  33. ^ None of These Candidates

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites (Archived)