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Alabama gubernatorial election, 2014

Alabama gubernatorial election, 2014

November 4, 2014

 
Nominee Robert J. Bentley Parker Griffith
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 750,231 427,787
Percentage 63.56% 36.24%

Results by county

Governor of Alabama before election

Robert J. Bentley
Republican

Elected Governor of Alabama

Robert J. Bentley
Republican

The 2014 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014, to elect the Governor of Alabama.

Incumbent Republican Governor Robert J. Bentley ran for re-election to a second term in office. He defeated Democratic former U.S. Representative Parker Griffith in the general election.

Contents

  • Republican primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
      • Declared 1.1.1
      • Declined 1.1.2
    • Polling 1.2
    • Results 1.3
  • Democratic primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Declared 2.2
    • Declined 2.3
    • Results 2.4
  • Independents 3
    • Candidates 3.1
      • Declined 3.1.1
  • General election 4
    • Polling 4.1
    • Results 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Robert J. Bentley, incumbent Governor[1][2]
  • Stacy Lee George, former [3]
  • Bob Starkey, retired software company owner and candidate for Mayor of Scottsboro in 2012[4]

Declined

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Robert J.
Bentley
Stacy Lee
George
Bob
Starkey
Undecided
Cygnal May 29–30, 2014 1,217 ± 2.81% 80.7% 5.1% 5.3% 8.9%
Cygnal May 19–20, 2014 1,324 ± 2.69% 73.3% 3.1% 1.8% 21.8%

Results

Republican primary results[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Bentley 388,247 89.35
Republican Stacy Lee George 25,134 5.78
Republican Bob Starkey 21,144 4.87
Total votes 434,525 100

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Kevin Bass, businessman, former professional baseball player and candidate for Mayor of Fayette in 2012[14]
  • Parker Griffith, former U.S. Representative[15]

Declined

Results

Democratic primary results[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Parker Griffith 115,433 63.9
Democratic Kevin Bass 65,225 36.1
Total votes 180,658 100

Independents

Candidates

Declined

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Robert
Bentley (R)
Parker
Griffith (D)
Other Undecided
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 661 ± 6% 63% 25% 0% 12%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 692 ± 4% 65% 28% 1% 6%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 741 ± 5% 62% 28% 1% 9%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 1,036 ± 5.2% 59% 31% 2% 9%
Rasmussen Reports June 9-10, 2014 750 ± 4% 55% 32% 4% 9%

Results

Alabama gubernatorial election, 2014[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert J. Bentley (Incumbent) 750,231 63.56
Democratic Parker Griffith 427,787 36.24
Write-ins Other 2,395 0.2
Total votes 1,180,413 100
Republican hold

References

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  13. ^ Official Alabama Secretary of State results
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External links

  • Alabama gubernatorial election, 2014 at DMOZ
  • Alabama gubernatorial election, 2014 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at FollowTheMoney.org
Official campaign websites
  • Robert Bentley for Governor incumbent
  • Kevin Bass for Governor
  • Parker Griffith for Governor
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