2014 Gubernatorial Elections - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

2014 Gubernatorial Elections

In 2014, there are thirty-six states holding gubernatorial elections. Of those, seven are “open” states, with the following gubernatorial incumbents either term-limited or retiring: Jan Brewer (R-AZ), Mike Beebe (D-AR), Martin O’Malley (D-MD), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Dave Heineman (R-NE), Lincoln Chafee (D-RI), and Rick Perry (R-TX).

All states have now held their primaries and the party nominees are listed below. According to the data available at the time of this writing (September 12, 2014), the states are generally categorized below as toss-up states, leaning Democratic, leaning Republican, likely Democratic, likely Republican, or “safe” for either party (* indicates incumbent)1. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Philp at e.philp@asahq.org or (202) 289-2222.


Arizona: Doug Ducey (R) v. Fred Duval (D)
Arkansas: Asa Hutchinson (R) v. Mike Ross (D)
Colorado: John Hickenlooper* (D) v. Bob Beauprez (R)
Connecticut: Dan Malloy* (D) v. Tom Foley (R)
Florida: Rick Scott* (R) v. Charlie Crist (D)
Georgia: Nathan Deal* (R) v. Jason Carter (D)
Hawaii: David Ige (D) v. Duke Aiona (R) v. Mufi Hanneman (I)
Kansas: Sam Brownback* (R) v. Paul Davis (D)
Maine: Paul LePage* (R) v. Mike Michaud (D) v. Eliot Cutler (I)
Michigan: Rick Snyder* (R) v. Mark Schauer (D)
Wisconsin: Scott Walker* (R) v. Mary Burke (D)

Leaning Democratic:

Massachusetts: Martha Coakley (D) v. Charlie Baker (R)
Minnesota: Mark Dayton* (D) v. Jeff Johnson (R)

Leaning Republican:

Alaska: Sean Parnell* (R) v. Byron Mallott (D) v. Bill Walker (I)
Illinois: Pat Quinn* (D) v. Bruce Ranner (R)
New Mexico: Susana Martinez* (R) v. Gary King (D)

Likely Democratic:

Oregon: John Kitzhaber* (D) v. Dennis Richardson (R)
Pennsylvania: Tom Corbett* (R) v. Tom Wolf (D)
Rhode Island: Gina Raimondo (D) v. Allan Fung (R)
Vermont: Peter Shumlin* (D) v. Scott Milne (R)

Likely Republican:

Iowa: Terry Branstad* (R) v. Jack Hatch (D)
Nebraska: Pete Ricketts (R) v. Chuck Hassebrook (D)
Ohio: John Kasich* (R) v. Ed Fitzgerald (D)
Oklahoma: Mary Fallin* (R) v. Joe Dorman (D)
South Carolina: Nikki Haley* (R) v. Vincent Sheheen (D)
Texas: Greg Abbott (R) v. Wendy Davis (D)

Safe Democratic:

California: Jerry Brown* (D) v. Neel Kashkari (R)
Maryland: Anthony Brown (D) v. Larry Hogan (R)
New Hampshire: Maggie Hassan* (D) v. Walt Havenstein (R)
New York: Andrew Cuomo* (D) v. Rob Astorino (R)

Safe Republican:

Alabama: Robert Bentley* (R) v. Parker Griffith (D)
Idaho: Butch Otter * (R) v. A.J. Balukoff (D)
Nevada: Brian Sandoval* (R) v. Robert Goodman (D)
South Dakota: Dennis Daugaard* (R) v. Susan Wismer (D)
Tennessee: Bill Haslam* (R) v. Charles Brown (D)
Wyoming: Matt Mead* (R) v. Pete Gosar (D)

1 Based on analysis from Real Clear Politics, www.realclearpolitics.com, accessed on September 12, 2014.

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