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Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014

Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014

November 4, 2014

 
Nominee John Kasich Ed FitzGerald
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Mary Taylor Sharen Neuhardt
Popular vote 1,922,436[1] 989,201
Percentage 63.85% 32.85%

County results

Governor before election

John Kasich
Republican

Elected Governor

John Kasich
Republican

The 2014 Ohio gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Republican Governor John Kasich won reelection to a second term in office by a landslide over Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald and Green Party candidate Anita Rios. Primary elections were held on May 6, 2014. FitzGerald was only the third major-party candidate since 1928 to receive less than one million votes in an Ohio gubernatorial election.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Republican primary 2
    • Candidates 2.1
      • Declared 2.1.1
      • Declined 2.1.2
    • Results 2.2
  • Democratic primary 3
    • Candidates 3.1
      • Declared 3.1.1
      • Withdrew 3.1.2
      • Declined 3.1.3
    • Results 3.2
  • Green primary 4
    • Candidates 4.1
      • Declared 4.1.1
      • Disqualified 4.1.2
    • Results 4.2
  • Libertarian primary 5
    • Candidates 5.1
      • Disqualified 5.1.1
  • General election 6
    • Campaign 6.1
    • Endorsements 6.2
    • Polling 6.3
    • Results 6.4
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Background

Kasich, who was elected with

  • John Kasich for Governor
  • Ed FitzGerald for Governor
  • Charlie Earl for Governor
  • Anita Rios for Governor
Official campaign websites
  • Ohio gubernatorial election, 2014 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at FollowTheMoney.org

External links

  1. ^ a b Ohio State Unofficial Election Results, retrieved November 8, 2014 
  2. ^ Terkel, Amanda (March 11, 2013). "John Kasich Faces Tea Party Protest Over Medicaid Decision". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Green, Justin (May 6, 2013). "Why Does the Tea Party Want to Let Democrats Run Ohio?". The Daily Beast. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Freedlander, David (September 4, 2013). "Ohio Republican Party Goes to War With Itself, Leaving 2016 in Doubt". The Daily Beast. Retrieved September 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Vardon, Joe (November 8, 2012). "Kasich focused on his own re-election bid".  
  6. ^ a b Pelzer, Jeremy (January 13, 2014). "Another tea party-backed candidate mulls run for Ohio governor". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ Thompson, Chrissie (January 30, 2014). "Tea party has no challenger for Kasich after all".  
  8. ^ Casey Weldon. "Tea party activist Ted Stevenot won't challenge Ohio Gov. John Kasich in Republican primary". WCPO. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c "Ohio Decides 2014". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Henry J. Gomez (February 6, 2014). "Who is Larry Ealy? Ohio Politics Roundup". cleveland.com. Retrieved February 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ Henry J. Gomez (February 18, 2014). "Larry Ealy, little-known Democrat from Dayton, talks about his campaign for governor". cleveland.com. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ Joe Vardon (May 1, 2014). "Ex-stripper running for Ohio governor opens up about past". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Jim Provance (February 2, 2014). "FitzGerald might have competition". The Toldeo Blade. Retrieved April 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (April 24, 2013). "Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald announces bid for Ohio governor". The Blade. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  15. ^ Joe Vardon. "Ed FitzGerald names Sharen Neuhardt as running mate". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  16. ^ Troy, Tom (December 17, 2013). "Primary challenge for FitzGerald? Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune may run for governor".  
  17. ^ Schultheis, Emily (December 30, 2013). "Ohio governor race 2014: 2nd Democrat to go for seat".  
  18. ^ a b Gomez, Henry J. (January 8, 2013). "Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to pass on rematch with John Kasich".  
  19. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (July 16, 2013). "With Richard Cordray's future now set, Ed FitzGerald controls his own destiny in Ohio governor's race: Analysis".  
  20. ^ Eaton, Sabrina (March 15, 2013). "Rep. Tim Ryan decides to skip gubernatorial bid".  
  21. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (March 22, 2013). "Former Rep. Betty Sutton will not run for governor".  
  22. ^ a b Collins, Kathleen (February 27, 2014). "Write-in candidates file for Primary, state issue added to ballot". Akron Ohio News. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  23. ^ a b Gomez, Henry J. (February 18, 2014). "Ed FitzGerald faces only primary among statewide candidates; Libertarians fail to field full slate".  
  24. ^ "Ohio Green Dennis Spisak announces gubernatorial run". Green Party of Ohio. November 24, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  25. ^ Vardon, Joe (19 February 2014). "Larry Ealy qualifies for ballot setting up Democratic gubernatorial primary". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  26. ^ Joe Vardon. "Libertarians angry at GOP while acknowledging faults". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  27. ^ McAvoy, John (September 6, 2013). "Earl for Ohio Governor Campaign Launch". Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  28. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (13 September 2013). "'"Charlie Earl, Ohio's libertarian candidate for governor, saddles up for his 'last rodeo.  
  29. ^ "FitzGerald proposes $500 million universal preschool plan". cleveland.com. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  30. ^ "Ed FitzGerald assails Ohio budget as harmful to middle-class families, the poor and women". cleveland.com. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  31. ^ http://www.nbc4i.com/story/25393739/jobs-ohio-doesnt-have-to-disclose-records-on-taxpayer-money
  32. ^ "Ed FitzGerald Calls For JobsOhio Transparency". WOSU News. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  33. ^ CIN (21 March 2014). "Ed FitzGerald to Enquirer: Here's my Ohio". Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  34. ^ "Kasich signs voting bills that end Golden Week and limit distribution of absentee ballots". cleveland.com. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  35. ^ "Cuyahoga County". cleveland.com. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  36. ^ "Endorsement: John Kasich for governor".  
  37. ^ "For governor; John Kasich has reinvigorated Ohio and deserves second term".  
  38. ^ "John Kasich for Ohio governor: endorsement editorial".  
  39. ^ Borchardt, Jackie (October 22, 2014). "John Kasich accepts second labor endorsement from carpenters' union".  
  40. ^ Tobias, Andrew (October 9, 2014). "Ohio Gov. John Kasich plays up blue-collar roots, mentions 'a shot and a beer' while accepting endorsement from construction union".  
  41. ^ "NFIB/Ohio Supports Governor Kasich In Re-Election Bid". NFIB.com. July 8, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  42. ^ Higgs, Robert (September 10, 2014). "Ohio Chamber backs Kasich for re-election, marking just its second gubernatorial endorsement".  
  43. ^ Gomez, Henry (July 28, 2014). "Ohio Restaurant Association sticks with Gov. John Kasich despite split over guns in bars".  
  44. ^ Ertelt, Steven (July 23, 2014). "Ohio Pro-Life Group Backs Pro-Life Governor John Kasich for Re-Election". lifenews.com. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  45. ^ Troy, Tom (November 15, 2013). "U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown comes to Toledo to endorse FitzGerald for governor".  
  46. ^ Drabold, Will (April 9, 2014). "Mayor Coleman endorses FitzGerald for governor".  
  47. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (January 16, 2014). "'"Ed FitzGerald collects endorsement from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson; announcement on new running mate 'coming very soon.  
  48. ^ Troy, Tom (August 15, 2013). "Kaptur endorses FitzGerald in governor's race".  
  49. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (July 29, 2013). "Ohio governor's race: Former Gov. Ted Strickland passes torch to fellow Democrat Ed FitzGerald".  
  50. ^ a b c d Hart, Jason (January 6, 2014). "Ohio Democrats Enjoy Early Labor Union Endorsements". mediatrackers. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  51. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (October 7, 2013). "Ohio AFL-CIO backs Ed FitzGerald for governor".  
  52. ^ "Ohio Education Association Endorses FitzGerald for Governor".  
  53. ^ Gomez, Henry J. (February 13, 2014). "Ed FitzGerald plays up UAW endorsement, John Kasich heads to Cleveland: Ohio Politics Roundup".  
  54. ^ a b Anita Rios (G)
  55. ^ a b Charlie Earl (L)

References

Ohio Gubernatorial Election, 2014[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Kasich (Incumbent) 1,922,436 63.85%
Democratic Ed FitzGerald 989,201 32.85%
Green Anita Rios 99,415 3.30%
Totals 3,011,052 100%

Results

  • ^ Polling for the Ohio Democratic Party
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Kasich (R)
Ed
FitzGerald (D)
Other Undecided
The Columbus Dispatch October 22–31, 2014 1,009 ± 3.3% 62% 34% 4%
Fox News October 28–30, 2014 803 ± 3% 51% 36% 2% 11%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov October 16–23, 2014 2,728 ± 3% 54% 35% 1% 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov September 20–October 1, 2014 3,082 ± 2% 52% 36% 1% 11%
Quinnipiac September 24–29, 2014 999 ± 3.1% 57% 35% 2% 7%
The Columbus Dispatch September 3–5, 2014 1,185 ± 2.9% 59% 29% 3%[54] 10%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov August 18–September 2, 2014 2,978 ± 3% 50% 37% 2% 11%
Rasmussen Reports September 8–9, 2014 780 ± 4% 50% 30% 20%
Buckeye Poll August 31, 2014 600 ± 4% 46% 27% 4% 23%
Public Policy Polling^ August 8–9, 2014 801 ± ? 50% 44% 6%
Quinnipiac July 24–28, 2014 1,366 ± 2.7% 48% 36% 1% 15%
CBS News/NYT/YouGov July 5–24, 2014 3,624 ± ? 49% 43% 1% 7%
Public Policy Polling^ July 9–10, 2014 889 ± ? 45% 44% 11%
Quinnipiac May 7–12, 2014 1,174 ± 2.9% 50% 35% 1% 13%
Public Policy Polling^ May 9–11, 2014 740 ± ? 47% 43% 10%
Rasmussen Reports May 7–8, 2014 750 ± 4% 45% 38% 4% 13%
SurveyUSA April 24–28, 2014 618 ± 4% 46% 36% 4%[54] 14%
Magellan Strategies April 14–15, 2014 857 ± 3.35% 47% 41% 5% 7%
Public Policy Polling^ April 14–15, 2014 1,050 ± ? 44% 44% 11%
Quinnipiac February 12–17, 2014 1,370 ± 2.7% 43% 38% 1% 18%
Public Policy Polling December 6–8, 2013 1,011 ± 3.1% 40% 38% 6%[55] 16%
Quinnipiac November 19–24, 2013 1,361 ± 2.7% 44% 37% 2% 19%
Public Policy Polling^ November 5–6, 2013 595 ± 4% 41% 41% 6%[55] 13%
Public Policy Polling August 16–19, 2013 551 ± 4.2% 35% 38% 27%
Quinnipiac June 18–23, 2013 941 ± 3.2% 47% 33% 1% 19%
Quinnipiac April 10–15, 2013 1,138 ± 2.9% 46% 37% 1% 17%
Quinnipiac February 21–26, 2013 1,011 ± 3.1% 45% 35% 1% 19%

Polling

Endorsements

FitzGerald has released a plan for state-funded universal preschool in addition to announcing his support for gay marriage.[29] He has criticized Kasich for signing into law income tax cuts that save larger sums of money for wealthier Ohioans than poorer ones, while increasing sales taxes, which tax a larger percentage of income from poorer Ohioans than from wealthier ones.[30] FitzGerald has also chided Kasich for a lack of transparency at JobsOhio, the privatized economic development agency that Kasich formed,[31][32][33] and for signing into law bills that cut early voting days and limit the distribution of absentee ballot applications.[34][35]

Campaign

General election

  • Charlie Earl, former Republican State Representative[27]
    • Running mate: Sherry Clark, newspaper publisher[28]

Disqualified

Candidates

Charlie Earl gathered enough raw signatures to obtain ballot access.[23] However, he was removed from the ballot because technical faults in collection rendered many of his signatures invalid. The decision is being appealed in federal court.[26]

Libertarian primary

Green Party primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Anita Rios 674 100%
Totals 674 100%

Results

  • Dennis Spisak, perennial candidate (failed to gather enough valid signatures)[23][24][25]
    • Running mate: Suzanne Patzer, information technology supervisor[13]

Disqualified

Declared

Candidates

Green primary

Democratic primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed FitzGerald 366,056 83.15%
Democratic Larry Ealy 74,197 16.85%
Totals 440,253 100%

Results

Declined

Withdrew

Declared

Candidates

Democratic primary

Republican primary results[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Kasich (Incumbent) 559,671 100%
Totals 559,671 100%

Results

  • Donald Allen, veterinarian and candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010[6][7]
    • Running mate: Kelly Kohls, education activist and Chair of the Warren County Tea Party[6]
  • Ted Stevenot, president of the Ohio Liberty Coalition[8]

Declined

Declared

Candidates

Republican primary

Ultimately, Kasich was unopposed in the Republican primary. [4] nominee. Zawistowski said, "John Kasich is going to lose in 2014. We don't care who else wins."Libertarian Tea Party groups announced they would support a primary challenger, or, if none emerged, the [3]

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