2014 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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2014 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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Nominee Bill Haslam Charles Brown
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 951,796 309,237
Percentage 70.3% 22.8%

Tennessee Governor Election Results by County, 2014.svg
County Results
Haslam:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Bill Haslam
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Haslam
Republican

The 2014 Tennessee gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014 to elect the Governor of Tennessee. Incumbent Republican Governor Bill Haslam won re-election to a second term.

Haslam, who was first elected over Mike McWherter in 2010, defeated Democratic candidate Charles Brown in a landslide, winning 70% of the vote and carrying every county in the state. This was the best performance in a Tennessee gubernatorial election since Buford Ellington's victory in 1966.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Haslam 570,997 87.68
Republican Mark "Coonrippy" Brown 44,165 6.78
Republican Donald Ray McFolin 22,968 3.53
Republican Basil Marceaux, Sr. 13,117 2.01
Total votes 651,247 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Removed from ballot[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles V. "Charlie" Brown 95,114 41.71
Democratic Wm. H. "John" McKamey 59,200 25.96
Democratic Kennedy Spellman Johnson 55,718 24.44
Democratic Ron Noonan 17,993 7.89
Total votes 228,025 100

Independents and Third Parties[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Removed from ballot[edit]

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[13] Solid R November 3, 2014
Sabato's Crystal Ball[14] Safe R November 3, 2014
Rothenberg Political Report[15] Safe R November 3, 2014
Real Clear Politics[16] Safe R November 3, 2014

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bill
Haslam (R)
Charles
Brown (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 974 ± 5% 58% 30% 2% 11%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 1,007 ± 4% 60% 28% 1% 11%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 1,056 ± 4% 56% 29% 4% 11%
Rasmussen Reports August 11–12, 2014 750 ± 3% 55% 30% 6% 9%

Results[edit]

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2014[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Haslam (incumbent) 951,796 70.31% +5.28%
Democratic Charles Brown 309,237 22.84% -10.24%
Independent John Jay Hooker 30,579 2.26% N/A
Constitution Shaun Crowell 26,580 1.96% N/A
Green Isa Infante 18,570 1.37% N/A
Independent Steve Coburn 8,612 0.64% N/A
Independent Daniel Lewis 8,321 0.62% N/A
n/a Write-ins 33 0.00% 0.00%
Total votes 1,353,728 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark 'Coonrippy' Brown Runs For Governor To Get His Seized Raccoon Rebekah Back". The Huffington Post. January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "Gov. Bill Haslam announces re-election campaign". wbir.com. December 17, 2012. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Petitions Filed for Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives" (PDF). Tennessee Secretary of State. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Dries, Bill (April 2, 2014). "Candidates Commit as Deadline Nears". The Daily News. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "August 7, 2014 Official Election Results". Tennessee Secretary of State. Archived from the original on September 14, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  6. ^ Cass, Michael (April 3, 2014). "Start your engines: Candidates qualify for state races". The Tennessean. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  7. ^ Cass, Michael (April 10, 2014). "Won't get fooled again: Democrats deny Mark Clayton". The Tennessean. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "Democratic Senator Lowe Finney Won't Seek Re-Election". News Channel 5. July 31, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  9. ^ Zelinski, Andrea (July 22, 2013). "Rep. Fitzhugh passes on run for governor". Nashville City Paper. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  10. ^ a b Garrison, Joey (August 12, 2013). "A year out, TN Democrats' search for governor, Senate candidates turning cold". The Tennessean. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  11. ^ Sher, Andy (January 2, 2014). "Democrat Sara Kyle won't challenge Gov. Bill Haslam in 2014". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  12. ^ "Mike McWherter: Haslam has created a 'culture of corruption' | Humphrey on the Hill". Knoxblogs.com. September 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  13. ^ "2014 Governor Race Ratings for November 3, 2014". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "The Crystal Ball's Final 2014 Picks". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "2014 Gubernatorial Ratings". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "2014 Elections Map - 2014 Governors Races". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  17. ^ https://sos-tn-gov-files.s3.amazonaws.com/20141104_CountyTotals_01.pdf

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites (Archived)