Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2014

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Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2014

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  Matt Mead.jpg Pete Gosar.jpg Don Wills.jpg
Nominee Matt Mead Pete Gosar Don Wills
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 99,700 45,752 9,895
Percentage 58.3% 26.7% 5.8%

Wyoming Governor Election Results by County, 2014.svg
County Results

Mead:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Gosar:      40-50%

Governor before election

Matt Mead
Republican

Elected Governor

Matt Mead
Republican

The 2014 Wyoming gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Wyoming. The election coincided with elections to other federal and state offices.

Incumbent Republican Governor Matt Mead ran for re-election to a second term in office. Mead won the election with 62.5% of the vote, defeating Democrat Pete Gosar, Independent candidate Don Wills and Libertarian Dee Cozzens.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Taylor Haynes, physician, rancher and Independent write-in candidate for Governor in 2010[1]
  • Cindy Hill, State Superintendent of Public Instruction[2]
  • Matt Mead, incumbent Governor[3]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Matt
Mead
Cindy
Hill
Undecided
Public Policy Polling July 19–21, 2013 780 ± 3.5% 69% 15% 16%

Results[edit]

Results by county:
  Matt Mead
  Taylor Haynes
Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Mead 53,673 54.04
Republican Taylor Haynes 31,532 31.75
Republican Cindy Hill 12,464 12.55
Republican Write-in 215 0.22
Republican Over Votes 26 0.03
Republican Under Votes 1,402 1.41
Total votes 99,312 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pete Gosar 15,289 83.52
Democratic Write-in 510 2.78
Democratic Over Votes 5 0.03
Democratic Under Votes 2,502 13.67
Total votes 18,306 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Matt
Mead (R)
Pete
Gosar (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 258 ± 11% 58% 33% 0% 9%
Mason-Dixon October 6–8, 2014 625 ± 4% 53% 28% 6%[6] 13%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 264 ± 7% 53% 30% 7% 11%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 350 ± 8% 53% 25% 12% 9%
Rasmussen Reports August 20–21, 2014 700 ± 4% 55% 34% 7% 4%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 416 ± 5.1% 53% 25% 16% 5%

Results[edit]

Wyoming gubernatorial election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Mead 99,700 58.25
Democratic Pete Gosar 45,752 26.73
Independent Don Wills 9,895 5.78
Libertarian Dee Cozzens 4,040 2.36
Write-in Other 8,490 4.96
Over Votes Other 62 0.04
Under Votes Other 3,214 1.88
Total votes 171,153 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doug Randall (April 29, 2013). "Haynes Announces Run For Governor". KGAB.com. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Doug Randall (January 31, 2013). "Hill Announces Run for Governor in 2014". KGAB.com. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kari Gray (March 11, 2014). "Governor Matt Mead Announces 2014 Re-Election Campaign". meadforgovernor.com. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "2014 Official Primary Election results" (PDF). Wyoming Secretary of State. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Ben Neary (May 17, 2014). "(Updated) Gosar announces run for Wyoming governor on Democratic side". Casper Star-Tribune. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ Dee Cozzens (L) 3%, Don Wills (I) 3%
  7. ^ "Statewide Candidates Official Summary Wyoming General Election - November 4, 2014" (PDF). Wyoming Secretary of State. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites (Archived)