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Nevada gubernatorial election, 2014

Nevada gubernatorial election, 2014

November 4, 2014

 
Nominee Brian Sandoval Bob Goodman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 386,535 130,742
Percentage 70.59% 23.88%

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]

Contents

  • Republican primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
      • Declared 1.1.1
      • Declined 1.1.2
    • Results 1.2
  • Democratic primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
      • Declared 2.1.1
      • Withdrew 2.1.2
      • Declined 2.1.3
    • Results 2.2
  • Independent American Party of Nevada primary 3
    • Candidates 3.1
      • Declared 3.1.1
  • Green primary 4
    • Candidates 4.1
      • Withdrew 4.1.1
  • Independents 5
    • Candidates 5.1
      • Withdrew 5.1.1
  • General election 6
    • Candidates 6.1
    • Predictions 6.2
    • Polling 6.3
    • Results 6.4
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Edward Hamilton, businessman and candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2010[2]
  • Gary Marinch[3]
  • Brian Sandoval, incumbent Governor[1]
  • William Tarbell[3]
  • Thomas Tighe[4]

Declined

Results

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%
Totals 117,780 100%

Democratic primary

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

Declared

  • 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

  • Fernando Lopes[3]

Declined

Results

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%
Totals 72,521 100%

Independent American Party of Nevada primary

Candidates

Declared

  • David Lory VanDerBeek, family therapist and nominee for the Nevada Assembly in 2010 and the U.S. Senate in 2012[2]

Green primary

Candidates

Withdrew

  • David Gibson

Independents

Candidates

Withdrew

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

General election

Candidates

  • 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

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[28] Safe R September 26, 2014
Daily Kos Elections[29] Safe R March 17, 2014
Governing[30] Safe R October 7, 2014
Real Clear Politics[31] Safe R September 26, 2014
The Rothenberg Political Report[32] Safe R October 3, 2014
Sabato's Crystal Ball[33] Safe R October 9, 2014

Polling

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%[34] 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

Nevada gubernatorial election, 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Brian Sandoval 386,535 70.59%
Democratic Bob Goodman 130,742 23.88%
None of These Candidates None of These Candidates 17,757 2.88%
Independent American David Lory VanDerBeek 14,548 2.66%
Majority 549,582 100%
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b Waldron, Molly (December 14, 2011). "Gov. Sandoval says he will seek re-election".  
  2. ^ a b c d Myers, Laura (February 1, 2014). "With little money or notice, four challengers dream of unseating Gov. Sandoval".  
  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".  
  5. ^ International Enexco Limited (July 11, 2011). "Former Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons Joins International Enexco as Director and Senior Advisor".  
  6. ^ Bellsie, Martha (July 27, 2012). "Jim Gibbons' struggles in emails from his time as Nevada governor".  
  7. ^ Spillmanlas, Benjamin (July 2, 2013). "U.S. Rep. Joe Heck attempts to strike balance while gearing up for re-election campaign".  
  8. ^ Segall, Eli (December 12, 2012). "Former NLV mayor joins real estate investment firm".  
  9. ^ a b c "UNOFFICIAL RESULTS 2014 Statewide Results". Nevada Secretary of State. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ Sean Whaley (June 11, 2014). "‘None of the above’ beats out all Demo governor candidates in Nevada".  
  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".  
  13. ^ Ralston, Jon (February 24, 2014). "The Democrats are getting another candidate for governor". Twitter. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ Packerlas, Adrienne (2013-04-29). "Half-century in public life has given Richard Bryan timeless perspective | Las Vegas Review-Journal". Reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  15. ^ Morrison, Jane Ann (June 22, 2013). "Veteran Buckley likely out of politics".  
  16. ^ Hagar, Ray (July 17, 2013). "Buckley repeats for Reno audience: She's out of politics, giving away campaign funds".  
  17. ^ Doughman, Andrew (September 19, 2013). "Cortez Masto: I’m not running for governor".  
  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".  
  21. ^ Hagar, Ray (January 10, 2013). "Ross Miller: A prince who would be king".  
  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".  
  24. ^ Vogel, Ed (February 12, 2014). "Segerblom says he’s unlikely to run for governor against Sandoval".  
  25. ^ Myers, Laura (February 17, 2014). "Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak won’t run for governor".  
  26. ^ Doughman, Andrew (February 17, 2014). "Sisolak says he won't run for governor against Sandoval".  
  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
  29. ^ Daily Kos Elections
  30. ^ 2014 Governors Races
  31. ^ RealClearPolitics - 2014 Election Maps - 2014 Governor Races
  32. ^ Gubernatorial Ratings | The Rothenberg Political Report
  33. ^ Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2014 Governor
  34. ^ None of These Candidates

External links

  • Nevada gubernatorial election, 2014 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at FollowTheMoney.org
Official campaign websites
  • Brian Sandoval for Governor incumbent
  • Stephen Frye for Governor
  • Bob Goodman for Governor
  • Chris Hyepock for Governor
  • Gary Marinch for Governor
  • Allen Rheinhart for Governor
  • William Tarbell for Governor
  • Thomas Tighe for Governor
  • David Lory VanDerBeek for Governor
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