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Minnesota Attorney General election, 2014

Minnesota Attorney General election, 2014

November 4, 2014

 
Nominee Lori Swanson Scott Newman
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 1,014,714 752,543
Percentage 52.6% 39.01%

Attorney General before election

Lori Swanson
DFL

Elected Attorney General

Lori Swanson
DFL

The 2014 Minnesota Attorney General election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Minnesota Attorney General.

Incumbent Democratic–Farmer–Labor Attorney General Lori Swanson ran for re-election to a third term in office. Primary elections were held on August 12, 2014. The Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) renominated Swanson, the Republican Party nominated State Senator Scott Newman and the Independence Party nominated attorney Brandan Borgos.

Swanson defeated Newman in the general election by a significant margin.

Contents

  • Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
      • Nominee 1.1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • Independence nomination 3
    • Candidates 3.1
      • Nominee 3.1.1
    • Results 3.2
  • General election 4
    • Candidates 4.1
    • Polling 4.2
    • Results 4.3
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary

The Democratic–Farmer–Labor endorsement was made on May 31, 2014. Incumbent Lori Swanson won the endorsement unopposed.[1]

Candidates

Nominee

  • Lori Swanson, incumbent Attorney General (party endorsed)[2]

Results

Democratic primary election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Lori Swanson (Incumbent)' 174,119 100
Total votes 174,119 100

Republican primary

The Republican endorsement was made on May 30, 2014. State Senator Scott Newman won the endorsement unopposed.[4]

Candidates

Results

Republican primary election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Newman 103,933 63.24
Republican Sharon Anderson 60,407 36.76
Total votes 164,340 100

Independence nomination

The Independence Party endorsement was made on May 17, 2014. Brandan Borgos won the endorsement unopposed.[7]

Candidates

Nominee

  • Brandan Borgos, attorney (party endorsed)[8]

Results

Independence primary election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independence Brandan Borgos 5,632 100
Total votes 5,632 100

General election

Candidates

  • Lori Swanson (DFL), incumbent Attorney General
  • Scott Newman (Republican), State Senator
  • Brandan Borgos (Independence), State Senator
  • Mary O'Connor (Libertarian)[5]
  • Andy Dawkins (Green), former DFL State Representative[9]
  • Dan Vacek (Independent, political principle: Legal Marijuana Now)[5]

Polling

Results

Minnesota Attorney General election, 2014[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Lori Swanson 1,014,714 52.6
Republican Scott Newman 752,543 39.01
Independent Dan Vacek 57,604 2.99
Independence Brandon Borgos 44,613 2.31
Libertarian Mary O'Connor 30,008 1.56
Green Andy Dawkins 28,748 1.49
Write-ins Others 750 0.04
Majority 262,171 13.81%
Total votes 1,898,972 100
DFL hold

See also

References

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External links

  • Elections & Voting - Minnesota Secretary of State
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