2014 California Attorney General election

The 2014 California Attorney General election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Attorney General of California. Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris won re-election to a second term in office.

2014 California Attorney General election

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Nominee Kamala Harris Ronald Gold
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,102,649 3,033,476
Percentage 57.49% 42.51%

California Attorney General Election Results by County, 2014.svg
County results
Harris:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Gold:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Attorney General before election

Kamala Harris
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

Kamala Harris
Democratic

A primary election was held on June 3, 2014. Under California's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. In the primary, voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. The top two finishers — regardless of party — advance to the general election in November, even if a candidate manages to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election. Harris and Republican Ronald Gold finished first and second, respectively, and contested the general election, which Harris won.

Primary electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Democratic PartyEdit

Republican PartyEdit

  • Ronald Gold, former Deputy Attorney General[3]
  • John Haggerty[3][4]
  • David King[1]
  • Phil Wyman, former State Assemblyman and former State Senator[1]

Libertarian PartyEdit

  • Jonathan Jaech[4]

No Party PreferenceEdit

ResultsEdit

Nonpartisan blanket primary[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kamala Harris (incumbent) 2,177,480 53.2
Republican Ronald Gold 504,091 12.3
Republican Phil Wyman 479,468 11.7
Republican David King 368,190 9.0
Republican John Haggerty 336,433 8.2
No party preference Orly Taitz 130,451 3.2
Libertarian Jonathan Jaech 99,056 2.4
Total votes 4,095,169 100.0

General electionEdit

PollingEdit

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Kamala
Harris (D)
Ronald
Gold (R)
Undecided
GQR/American Viewpoint October 22–29, 2014 1,162 ± 3.3% 51% 37% 12%
Field Poll October 15–28, 2014 941 ± 3.4% 49% 36% 15%
Field Poll August 14–28, 2014 467 ± 4.8% 49% 37% 14%

ResultsEdit

California Attorney General election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Kamala Harris (incumbent) 4,102,649 57.49% +11.44%
Republican Ronald Gold 3,033,476 42.51% -2.77%
Total votes 7,136,125 100.00% N/A
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Don Thompson, Associated Press (3 May 2014). "Incumbents seek re-election to 5 statewide offices". Fresno Bee. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  2. ^ Paul Blumenthal (February 11, 2014). "California Attorney General Kamala Harris Announcing Re-Election Bid". CBS Sacramento. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Official certified list of candidates" (PDF). Attorney General. California Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-14. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b "GOP Obama "Birther" Critic Joins State Race for Attorney General". AllGov.com. February 21, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "Obama 'birther' critic Orly Taitz files for California AG race". The Sacramento Bee. February 19, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-03-13. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Statement of Vote June 3, 2014, Statewide Direct Primary Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  7. ^ "Statement of Vote November 4, 2014, General Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved December 30, 2014.

External linksEdit

Official campaign websites