2014 Alabama gubernatorial election Information

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2014 Alabama gubernatorial election

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  Robert Bentley (cropped).jpg Rep. Parker Griffith.jpg
Nominee Robert J. Bentley Parker Griffith
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 750,231 427,787
Percentage 63.6% 36.2%

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

Bentley:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Griffith:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Robert J. Bentley
Republican

Elected Governor

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. However, Bentley only served out two years of his term; he resigned in April 2017 due to a scandal and was succeeded by Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey.

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

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

County results
Democratic primary results [25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Parker Griffith 115,433 63.90
Democratic Kevin Bass 65,225 36.10
Total votes 180,658 100

Independents

Candidates

Declined

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report [27] Solid R November 3, 2014
Sabato's Crystal Ball [28] Safe R November 3, 2014
Rothenberg Political Report [29] Safe R November 3, 2014
Real Clear Politics [30] Safe R November 3, 2014

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 [31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Robert J. Bentley (incumbent) 750,231 63.56% +5.66%
Democratic Parker Griffith 427,787 36.24% -5.86%
n/a Write-ins 2,395 0.20% N/A
Total votes 1,180,413 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

References

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  3. ^ "Alabama's Bentley draws 2014 opposition from man who would be "gun-toting governor"". Associated Press. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Cason, Mike (February 6, 2014). "Bob Starkey of Scottsboro joins race for Republican nomination for governor". AL.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  5. ^ Doyle, Steve (January 14, 2014). "Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle won't challenge Gov. Robert Bentley in 2014". AL.com. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
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  14. ^ Cason, Mike (December 26, 2013). "Business owner, former pro baseball player Kevin Bass running for governor as a Democrat". AL.com. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
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  16. ^ Cason, Mike (February 6, 2014). "State Sen. Billy Beasley running for re-election to Senate, rather than for governor". AL.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
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  18. ^ Cason, Mike (September 13, 2013). "Former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says she hasn't ruled out running for governor of Alabama". AL.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
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  20. ^ "Cobb: "I'm not a candidate for governor"". The Montgomery Independent. December 26, 2013. Archived from the original on October 27, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
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  22. ^ Loeb, Jeremy (February 6, 2014). "Two Democrats Announce Intentions". Alabama Public Radio. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  23. ^ Flowers, Steve (August 16, 2013). "Alabama no longer elects "boy governors"". Gulf Coast News Today. Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  24. ^ Lockette, Tim (July 7, 2013). "Alabama governor has big money lead in 2014 race". The Anniston Star. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  25. ^ "Alabama 2014 Official Democratic Primary Results for state races" (PDF). alabamavotes.gov. June 3, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
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  27. ^ "2014 Governor Race Ratings for November 3, 2014". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  28. ^ "The Crystal Ball's Final 2014 Picks". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  29. ^ "2014 Gubernatorial Ratings". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  30. ^ "2014 Elections Map - 2014 Governors Races". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  31. ^ https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/voter-pdfs/2014/2014GeneralResults-WithWriteIn.pdf

External links

Official campaign websites (Archived)