2014 Minnesota Attorney General election

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Minnesota Attorney General election, 2014

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Nominee Lori Swanson Scott Newman
Party DFL Republican
Popular vote 1,014,714 752,543
Percentage 52.6% 39.0%

Minnesota Attorney General election, 2014 results by county.svg
County Results:


Swanson:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%
Newman:      40–50%      50–60%



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.

Democratic–Farmer–Labor primary[edit]

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

Candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

Results[edit]

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

Republican primary[edit]

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

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

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[edit]

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

Candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

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

Results[edit]

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

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Results[edit]

Minnesota Attorney General election, 2014[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
DFL Lori Swanson (Incumbent) 1,014,714 52.6
Republican Scott Newman 752,543 39.01
LMN 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magan, Christopher (May 31, 2014). "With no big endorsement races, DFL focuses on accomplishments". Pioneer Press. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  2. ^ Stassen-Berger, Rachel E. (August 20, 2013). "State Auditor Rebecca Otto to run for a third term". Star Tribune. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Statewide Results for Attorney General, Primary Election". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  4. ^ Bierschbach, Briana (May 30, 2014). "Scott Newman wins Minnesota GOP attorney general endorsement". MinnPost. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings, Executive Offices". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  6. ^ Bierschbach, Briana (May 29, 2014). "GOP Sen. Scott Newman jumps into race for Minnesota Attorney General". MinnPost. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  7. ^ Kimball, Joe (May 19, 2014). "Independence Party endorses Nicollet for governor; Terrell for U.S. Senate". MinnPost. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  8. ^ Condon, Patrick (June 3, 2014). "Race for Minnesota attorney general gets crowded". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  9. ^ Grow, Doug (June 2, 2014). "St. Paul DFLer Andy Dawkins announces Green Party bid for Minnesota attorney general". MinnPost. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  10. ^ "Statewide Results for Attorney General". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2015.

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