Nov. 4, 2014 Governor Races

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At Stake: 36 Seats
Before Nov. 4: 29R, 21D.

AL  -  AK  -  AZ  -  AR  -  CA  -  CO  -  CT  -  FL  -  GA  -  HI  -  ID  -  IL  -  IA  -  KS  -  ME  -  MD  -  MA  -  MI  -  MNNE  -  NV  -  NH  -  NM  -  NY  -  OH  -  OK  -  OR  -  PA  -  RI  -  SC  -  SD  -  TN  -  TX  -  VT  -  WI  -  WY
  

Democrats Republicans Third Party/Independent
Alabama




Alaska

I+
note: On Sept. 2, 2014 Byron Mallott,
the Democratic nominee, joined
Independent Bill Walker on a unity ticket as the candidate for lieutenant governor.






Arizona





Arkansas

R+




California





Colorado





Connecticut





Florida




Georgia




Hawaii





Idaho

 




Illinois

R+







Iowa




Kansas






Maine






Maryland

R+




Massachusetts

R+
 




Michigan







Minnesota




Nebraska





Nevada


[Robert "Bob" Goodman no lit.]
  




New Hampshire





New Mexico







New York
 




Ohio




Oklahoma





Oregon




Pennsylvania

D+





Rhode Island





South Carolina




South Dakota





Tennessee
[Charlie Brown no lit.]




Texas




Vermont





Wisconsin







Wyoming





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After Nov. 4: 31R, 18D, 1I.
Thirty-six governorships at stake in 2014*. 
*Does not include Guam, USVI and CNMI.



25.01 +
20.01-25.0
15.01-20.0
10.01-15.0
5.01-10.0
0-5.0
0-5.0
5.01-10.0
10.01-15.0
15.01-20.0
20.01-25.0
25.01 +


CA 19.94
HI 12.38
NY 13.96
MN 5.56
OR 5.76
PA 9.86*
VT 1.26
CT 2.56
CO 3.34
RI 4.47
NH 4.95
FL 1.08
MA 1.86*
MD 3.64*
KS 3.69
IL 3.92*
MI 4.07
ME 4.81
WI 5.68
GA 7.86
AZ 11.83
AR 13.94*
NM 14.45
SC 14.48
OK 14.80
ID 14.97
NE 17.93
TX 20.37
IA 21.72
AL 27.32
OH 30.61
WY 32.14
SD 45.03
NV 46.70
TN 47.47


   *Seat changed parties.  AND Alaska: Independent ticket won with plurality of 2.22 percentage points.


Facts & Figs 
  • According to the National Institute on Money in Politics, the most expensive race of the cycle was  Illinois, "with candidates collectively raising $127.3 million" bolstered by $37.5 million Rauner provided his campaign (>).  The Institute reported that Pennsylvania was the second most expensive with a total of $91.3 million raised by the primary and general election campaigns (>).
  • The closest Governor's race of the cycle was in Florida where Gov. Rick Scott (R) defeated former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) by 1.08 percentage points.  Also decided by less than 2 percentage points were Vermont, where Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) finished ahead by 1.26 points and then won in the legislature, and Massachusetts, where Charlie Baker (R) achieved a pickup.  The most lopsided race was in Tennessee, where Gov. Bill Haslam (R) defeated unknown candidate Charlie Brown (D) by 47.47 percentage points.  Nevada (46.70 points) and South Dakota (45.03 points) also had 40-plus point margins.
  • Of the 71 major party nominees, 9 were women: 6D (1 incumbents and 5 challengers/open) and 3R (3 incumbents and 0 challengers/open).  2 of the 6 Democratic women won (Hassan-NH and Raimondo-RI).  All 3 Republican women won (Martinez-NM, Fallin-OK and Haley-SC).
  • In 5 states voters only had 2 choices on the ballot: AL,CA, NH, NM and PA.
  • The strongest showing by a third party or independent candidate was in Alaska, where the Walker-Mallot ticket won.  Other candidates obtaining more than 5% of the vote were Robert J. Healey Jr. (Moderate Party) in Rhode Island at 21.38%; former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (Independent Party) in Hawaii at 11.72%; Eliot Cutler in Maine at 8.43% and Don Wills in Wyoming at 5.89%.
see also: campaign managers

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Content Analysis of the Intro Lit. Pieces

Even without a formal tally, just going through the lit. pieces it is clear that jobs and education were the top issues in governor's races this cycle.




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